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Horrid Scenes and Marvellous Sights: The Citizen-Soldier and Sir Robert Ker Porter's Spectacle of War

Ramsey, Neil


The period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars is now widely viewed as seeing the emergence of the first modern or 'total' war, as whole populations came to be mobilised for the nation's war effort. The period's print culture and popular entertainments responded to these demands by creating a media spectacle, eliciting popular support for the war by enabling its audience to visualise scenes of conflict. Sir Robert Ker Porter's work as both a writer and artist had a significant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Romanticism on the Net


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