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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...

‘Dear Mr Brownlow, Will You Please Tell Me… ’

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

Book Chapter

...The Foundling Hospital required more than a powerful recommendation to approve a petition. Despite the extensive acclaim of his writing, Dickens wielded only a limited amount of social and moral capital with this institution. Although his...

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

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...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...

The Nineteenth-Century Capital

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book Chapter

...‘How wonderful it would be to hold all the streets of Madrid in one glance’ [Qué magnífico sería abarcar en un solo momento toda la perspectiva de las calles de Madrid], the young Benito Pérez Galdós wrote in the newspaper La Nación...

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...

Money and Its Interpretation

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Mobility and Acceleration as Experience Mobility and acceleration are experiences and phenomena that defined the nineteenth century, not just in Europe but across the planet (Osterhammel 2011; Bayly 2013):The exposition in this text...

Natural Worlds

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...During the long nineteenth century, the spread of European and North American imperialism throughout Asia, Africa, Australasia, and Oceania connected diverse peoples and places on an unprecedented scale, contributing to the globalizing...

Public and Private

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The concept of separate spheres has become such a staple of nineteenth-century studies that we often forget its constructed nature and its contested application in the lives of Victorian women. The belief that men and women had different...

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...