A Short History of the Crimean War - Tate, Trudi (University of Cambridge, UK)
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The Crimean War (1853-1856) was the first modern war. A vicious struggle between imperial Russia and an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman Empires, it was the first conflict to be reported first-hand in newspapers, painted by official war artists, recorded by telegraph and photographed by camera. In her new short history, Trudi Tate discusses the ways in which this novel representation itself became part of the modern war machine. She tells forgotten stories about the war experience of individual soldiers and civilians, including journalists, nurses, doctors, war tourists and other…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The Crimean War (1853-1856) was the first modern war. A vicious struggle between imperial Russia and an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman Empires, it was the first conflict to be reported first-hand in newspapers, painted by official war artists, recorded by telegraph and photographed by camera. In her new short history, Trudi Tate discusses the ways in which this novel representation itself became part of the modern war machine. She tells forgotten stories about the war experience of individual soldiers and civilians, including journalists, nurses, doctors, war tourists and other witnesses. At the same time, the war was a retrograde one, fought with the mentality, and some of the equipment, of Napoleonic times. Tate argues that the Crimean War was both modern and old-fashioned, looking backwards and forwards, and generating optimism and despair among those who lived through it. She explores this paradox while giving full coverage to the bloody battles (Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman), the siege of Sebastopol, the much-derided strategies of the commanders, conditions in the field and the cultural impact of the anti-Russian alliance.
  • Produktdetails
  • Short Histories
  • Verlag: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • New
  • Erscheinungstermin: Dezember 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 136mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 296g
  • ISBN-13: 9781848858619
  • ISBN-10: 1848858612
  • Artikelnr.: 36026739
Autorenporträt
Trudi Tate is an Affliated Lecturer in English in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Clare Hall. She has written and broadcast about Crimea and the Charge of the Light Brigade and is the author of Modernism, History and the First World War (1998).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Illustrations and MapsAcknowledgements
Timeline
Introduction
1. The Drift to War and the Battle of the Alma
2. The Siege Established and the Battle of Balaklava
3. Scutari, Inkerman and the Siege
4. Sebastopol: The Fallen City
5. The Baltic Campaign
6. The End of the War
Further Reading
Notes
Index
Rezensionen
'Provides an authoritative account of the origins of the conflict, its principal engagements and its geopolitical consequences. The book also makes a very welcome contribution to current debate on the lasting historical and cultural significance of the Crimean War. An excellent introduction.' Philip Shaw, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Leicester