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Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Melissa Dickson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Scheherazade winding out her intricate tales to win her nightly stay of execution: the stories of the Arabian Nights are a familiar and much-loved ... More


Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Gareth Atkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This collection of essays examines the place of ‘saints’ and sanctity in nineteenth-century Britain. It argues that holy men and women were pivotal in religious discourse, as subjects of veneration ... More


The Steamship as an Agent of Modernisation, 1812-1840

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

in The Impact of Technological Change: The Early Steamship in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497377
eISBN:
9781786944474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497377.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the significance of the steamship as a vehicle of change and modernisation in Britain between 1812 and 1840. It builds on the previous chapter’s analysis of the nationwide ... More


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