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Prostitution

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1877 the newly installed governor of Hong Kong, Sir John Pope-Hennessy, learned to his dismay that two Chinese women, A-Sau and Tai-Yau, had fallen to their deaths while being chased across rooftops of the brothel district by officers...

Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth-century public consumed knowledge about theatre – from dramatic texts and staging practices to how to make a theatrical career – on a scale unimaginable by previous generations. Information about theatre hitherto acquired...

Introduction: Cartographing the Long Nineteenth Century

Peter W. Marx

Peter W. Marx is Professor at the Institute for Media Culture and Theater, University of Cologne, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The period comprised in this volume is genuinely a ‘performing century’ Davis and Holland 2007. or even a ‘theatrical age’. Marx 2008. This diagnosis is not only true with respect...

Technologies of Performance

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Were we required to characterize this age of ours by any single epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...

Religion and Ritualized Belief: Myth, Folklore, and Spiritualism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Representations of Hair

A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The chapter engages with the presence of hair in supernatural and spiritual rituals of the nineteenth century, before examining the influence of such practices in literature of the period and neo-Victorian recreations. Of particular...

Sarajevo at the Centre of the Developing Bosnian Economy

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...The business community played a major role in the development of the urban fabric of Sarajevo. At street level, in the Western-style shops and offices and also with larger business concerns such as factories and warehouses, they were...

Chronic Pain and Illness

A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1855, Harriet Martineau—journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and cultural commentator—wryly wrote in her autobiography of the “tracts and religious books” that “swarm among us, and are thrust into the hands of every body by every body...

Definitions of Peace

Stella Ghervas

Stella Ghervas is Professor of Russian History at Newcastle University, UK. She is the author of Réinventer la tradition: Alexandre Stourdza et l’Europe de la Sainte-Alliance (2008). The book was awarded the Guizot Prize of the Académie Française in 2009, the Xenopol Prize of the Romanian Academy in 2010, the Prize and the Merit Diploma of the Academy of Moldova in 2009; it was also shortlisted in 2009 for the Grand Prix d’Histoire Chateaubriand (France). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...I am grateful to Laurent Franceschetti, David Armitage, Jennifer Pitts, William Graham, Patricia Herlihy, and Aurelian Craiutu for having kindly reviewed and commented on this chapter.De Staël 1795: 31. All translations are mine, unless...

Medicine and Disease

A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Santa Filomena,” in The Complete Poetical Works of Longfellow, ed. Horace Elisha Scudder (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922), p. 197.Oscar Wilde, “Impression du Matin,” in The Writings of Oscar Wilde: Poems...