The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War

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Chloroform, telegraphy, steamships and rifles were distinctly modern features of the Crimean War. Covered by a large corps of reporters, illustrators and cameramen, it also became the first media war in history. For the benefit of the ubiquitous artists and correspondents, both the domestic events were carefully staged, giving the Crimean War an aesthetically alluring, even spectacular character. With their exclusive focus on written sources, historians have consistently overlooked this visual dimension of the Crimean War. ...

The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War 2001, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9789057005695

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