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The Protestant Crusade in Great Britain 1829–1860

John Wolffe

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201991
eISBN:
9780191675119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201991.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This is a study of the organized anti-Catholic movement in nineteenth-century Britain. The passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 was in some respects a triumph for religious toleration, ... More


Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Keith Robbins

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of two conflicting trends in nineteenth-century Britain: the promotion of integration and unity, and the commitment to preserve regional diversity. In the nineteenth century, ... More


Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie Barczewski

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Scholars have become increasingly interested in how modern national consciousness comes into being through fictional narratives. Literature is of particular importance to this process, for it is ... More


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


Introduction: An Art of Handling

David Russell

in Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter outlines some basic claims about tact, the subjects it touches upon, and the way this book is framed. In broadest terms: tact privileges encounters over knowledge, and an ... More


The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Megan Smitley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Middle-class women made use the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to participate actively as citizens. This investigation of women's role in civic life ... 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


Walter Scott and Modernity

Andrew Lincoln

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book argues that, far from turning away from modernity to indulge a nostalgic vision of the past, Scott uses the past as a means of exploring key problems in the modern world. This study ... More


Mapping the World in Play

in The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776080
eISBN:
9780804778947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776080.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter draws upon the work of play theorist Brian Sutton-Smith, and Charles Dickens, to present an extensive albeit provisional taxonomy of play in nineteenth-century British literature and ... More


Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Poovey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem like routine activities of everyday life? This book addresses ... More


Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Duncan Bell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a penetrating account of the complexity and contradictions found in liberal visions of empire. Focusing mainly on nineteenth-century Britain—at the time the largest empire in history and ... More


Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Constructing Scientific Communities

Gowan Dawson, Bernard Lightman, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jonathan R. Topham (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226676517
eISBN:
9780226683461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226683461.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Periodicals played a vital role in the developments in science and medicine that transformed nineteenth-century Britain. Proliferating from a mere handful to many hundreds of titles, they catered to ... More


Political Opposition in the Islamic Tradition: A Historical Perspective

Peter Sluglett

in Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Much of the process of governance in the Islamic world and the Middle East over the last fourteen-hundred-odd years can be characterized as unjust and tyrannical, but this was also true for most of ... More


Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Maria H. Frawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of “invalid.” ... More


What is Liberalism?

Duncan Bell

in Reordering the World: Essays on Liberalism and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691138787
eISBN:
9781400881024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138787.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter attempts to reframe the way in which the liberal tradition is understood. It opens with a critique of some existing interpretive protocols used to delimit political traditions. It then ... More


Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire, and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Sadiah Qureshi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226700960
eISBN:
9780226700984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226700984.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the “savages at Hyde Park Corner,” an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a “witch-hunt” and ... 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


Coda

Kathleen Frederickson

in The Ploy of Instinct: Victorian Sciences of Nature and Sexuality in Liberal Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262519
eISBN:
9780823266395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262519.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The coda traces how, by the end of the nineteenth century, British writers accommodated instinct to a liberal modernity in which institutions such as the law had been made part of the environment to ... More


Causes and combinations in the long nineteenth century

Nicholas Owen

in Other People's Struggles: Outsiders in Social Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190945862
eISBN:
9780190945893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945862.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 4 develops, through a historical illustration, the arguments concerning motivation presented in chapter 3. It makes a distinction between causes—movements made up of adherents motivated ... More


Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Bernard Lightman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The ideas of Charles Darwin and his fellow Victorian scientists have had an abiding effect on the modern world. But at the time The Origin of Species was published in 1859, the British public looked ... More


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