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Religion, gender, and the Virgin Mary

Freda Harcourt

in Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830 - 1885

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077531
eISBN:
9781781700709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077531.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The growth in the number and prominence of Roman Catholics in Victorian England from the beginning 1830s caused public invocations of the Virgin Mary. One aspect of this was a greater willingness to ... More


Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Catherine J. Golden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Although “snail mail” may seem old fashioned and outdated in the twenty-first century, this book argues that the creation of the Penny Post in Victorian England was just as revolutionary in its time ... More


The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860--1930

Meredith Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152738
eISBN:
9781400842193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152738.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why do we often teach English poetic meter by the Greek terms iamb and trochee? How is our understanding of English meter influenced by the history of England's sense of itself in the nineteenth ... More


Feminism and the Woman Question in Early Victorian England

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the history of the feminist movement and the woman question in early Victorian England. The recognition among contemporary scholars of the complexity of social and sexual ... More


Death and Gender in Victorian England

Jane Humphries and Kirsty Mcnay

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Amartya Sen has claimed that across the developing world, 100 million women are ‘missing’: presumed dead as a result of unequal access to survival-determining resources. Missing women also haunt past ... More


Josephine Butler

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the contribution of Josephine Butler to the feminist movement in Victorian England. While Butler was granted heroic status by Victorian reformers and her greater powers of ... More


The Making of the Self-Made Man, 1750–1850

David Kuchta

in The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how middle-class reformers reappropriated ideals of masculinity for their own political and economic ends. It focuses on how middle-class men came into existence as a social ... More


Catholic Devotion in Victorian England

Mary Heimann

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205975
eISBN:
9780191676888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205975.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This is the first full study of English Catholic spirituality in the modern period. The book reassesses Roman Catholic piety as practised in Victorian England, stressing the importance of devotion in ... More


Frances Power Cobbe

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the contribution of Frances Power Cobbe to the feminist movement in Victorian England. Cobbe's feminist ideas have been widely received in comparison to those of Emily Davies. ... More


Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the contribution of Millicent Garrett Fawcett to the feminist movement in Victorian England. Fawcett was the only Victorian feminist who lived to celebrate the enfranchisement ... More


Emily Davies

Barbara Caine

in Victorian Feminists

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204336
eISBN:
9780191676215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the contribution of Emily Davies to the feminist movement in Victorian England. Davies was the founder of the Girton College and the leader of the fight for the higher education ... More


The ‘New Spirit’: Joachimism and Changing Interpretations of the Renaissance in Victorian England

Gould Warwick and Reeves Marjorie

in Joachim of Fiore

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242306
eISBN:
9780191697081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242306.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

To the Victorians, the Renaissance was itself a concept in process of some rebirth. Those Victorian writers for whom Joachim of Fiore became something of a symbol of the proto-Renaissance as well as ... More


How to Bring Singaporeans Up Straight (1960s–1990s)

Aaron K. H. Ho

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides the writer's Foucauldian account of cultural and sexual history uses three case studies in public health, racial science and the aesthetic movement to compare Victorian Britain ... More


Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Yopie Prins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book illuminates a culture of female classical literacy that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the formation of women's colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. Why did ... More


Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830-1910

Tom Crook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290341
eISBN:
9780520964549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290341.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Victorian England has long been recognized as one of the “homes” of modern public health, influencing developments in Europe, the United States and, eventually, much beyond. Recent scholarship, ... More


Epilogue

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has come to be customary to read Villette as the story of Lucy Snowe: a self-defensive character, a ‘constitutionally nervous’ individual, ‘a nobody and a somebody’, an exemplary figure of ... More


The Diocesan Revival in the Church of England c.1800–1870

Arthur Burns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207849
eISBN:
9780191677823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207849.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This book provides the first account of an important but neglected aspect of the history of the 19th-century Church of England: the reform of its diocesan structures. ... More


V Local history marginalised

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how local history ran into the buffers as it was increasingly marginalised in Victorian England. In the nineteenth century, the amateurism came into conflict with the ... More


The Rise of Rationality in Interrogation Law

George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo

in Confessions of Guilt: From Torture to Miranda and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195338935
eISBN:
9780199933303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338935.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Crime rates again began to rise in England and America in the nineteenth century. English cities, particularly London, became denser and more dangerous. But Victorian England was imbued with the ... More


How to Read Wax Coral, and Why

Talia Schaffer

in Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195398045
eISBN:
9780190252816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398045.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores domestic handicraft as a cultural practice in Victorian England and its portrayal in literature. More specifically, it presents a cultural history of the handicraft movement by ... More


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