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The sea officers: gentility and professionalism in the Royal Navy, 1775-1815

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This thesis argues that British naval officers provide a useful category of analysis for social and cultural historians. While previous scholarship has largely ignored naval officers or treated them as equivalent, socially and professionally, to army officers or the traditional professions, the present study argues that the nature of service at sea presented challenges to officers' social status. Drawing on thousands of recently-digitized sources, as well as extensive archival materials, i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:5a72f98d-fbae-40b6-b73a-133ec11d7a96
Local pid:
ora:11817

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