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Charitable Connections: Transnational Financial Networks and Relief for British Prisoners of War in Napoleonic France, 1803-1814

Duché, Elodie (2014) Charitable Connections: Transnational Financial Networks and Relief for British Prisoners of War in Napoleonic France, 1803-1814. Napoleonica. La Revue, 3 (21). pp. 74-117.

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Abstract

This article investigates the charity networks that were organized for and by an estimated 16,000 British
prisoners of war sequestered in France during the Napoleonic conflicts. The study poses one question: how did the prisoners navigate varied forms of welfare and charity, in Britain and France, to secure means of subsistence? To explore this point, this article charts the transnational channeling of relief to captives in distress, with an eye for the nature of charity (monetary, material, associative), and the meanings of this assistance on both sides of the Channel.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3917/napo.153.0074
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1467

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