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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...

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...

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...

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...

Popular Beliefs and the Body: “A Nation of Good Animals”

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...To be a good animal is the first requisite to success in life, and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition of national prosperity.Herbert Spencer’s dictum has often been quoted as an irreverent take on theories of society...

Marks & Spencer, Retailing and the Ready-to-Wear Clothing Industry

Rachel Worth

Rachel Worth is Principal Lecturer in Fashion Studies at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion for the People : A History of Clothing at Marks & Spencer

Breg, 2007

Book Chapter

...The extension of retailing in the nineteenth and twentieth century is a central theme in British social and economic history – a theme just as relevant to the development of modern society as the industrial revolution which preceded...

Marked Bodies - Divine, Human, and Bestial

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Speaking at the formation of the Kettering Anti-Vaccination League in 1884, the suffragist and anti-vaccination lecturer Jessie Craigen denounced vaccination for both physically and symbolically marking the body. In feudal times, she...

Narratives of Modernity and Welfare in Germany, 1870–1945

German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar : A Contest of Futures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Introduction This chapter initially appeared in Social History 30:2 (May 2005). Earlier versions were originally presented at the conferences of the German Studies Association and the American Historical Association. I would like to thank...