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Charting the Crimean War: contexts, nationhood, afterlives

Bates, Rachel, Furneaux, Holly ORCID: and Massie, Alastair 2015. Charting the Crimean War: contexts, nationhood, afterlives. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 20 , 13 May 2015. 10.16995/ntn.725

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The Crimean War (1853–56) is much more culturally significant than its popular mythologies suggest. Now remembered mainly for the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Lady with the Lamp, the Crimean War is a pivotal moment in the history of modern warfare seen as both the last of the old wars and first of the new. The first total war, it inaugurated new forms of weaponry, tactics, communication, war reporting, military medicine, and new attitudes towards soldiers. The introduction outlines this issue of 19’s case for the conflict’s wide-ranging significance, placing the Crimean War in the context of earlier and later nineteenth-century warfare, and considering its varied cultural afterlives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crimean War, Victorian Warfare, Military Mythologies, War and Nationhood
Publisher: Open LIbrary of Humanties
ISSN: 1755-1560
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 11:37

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