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War at a Distance:
Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime
Mary A. Favret

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
PRELUDE: A Winter's Evening 1

PART I: Modern Wartime: Media and Affect

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: A Sense of War 9
War Mediated 12
Worlds Without and Within 22
Wartime Without Limits 30
War as All Wars 40
World Wars 43

CHAPTER TWO: Telling Time in War 49
Wartime 49
Modes of Temporality, Structures of Feeling 53
The Post-Boy and the News 59
The Meantime 68
Prophecy 81
INTERLUDE: Still Winter Falls 98

PART II: Invasions

CHAPTER THREE: War in the Air 119
Live Air 120
Beyond Control 123
Early Weather Science: Grounding the Weather 126
A Georgics of the Sky 131
Voices in the Air 138

CHAPTER FOUR: Everyday War 145
A History of Suffering 146
No Peace 151
Diverting Away the Time 161
A Broken Story 165
INTERLUDE: A Brief History of the Meaning of War 173

PART III: War in the World

CHAPTER FIVE: Viewing War at a Distance 187
War in Pictures 190
Worlding India 198
The Historical Sublime 212
The Rope-Bridge 220

CODA: Undone 230
Acknowledgments 235
Bibliography 239
Index 255

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