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Agreements

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction This chapter examines the culture of trading in the late medieval period, a time when the occupational guilds were at the “zenith of their power” over commerce and industry in England (Gross 1890: 117). It considers the control...

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...

The Ties that Bind

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In eighteenth-century Europe marriage was the expected state for adults; outside of those who chose the religious life, the vast majority of people married at some point in their lives.For the purposes of this chapter, Europe is considered...

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...

Family, Community, and Sociability

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1875, twelve-year-old pupil Frank Bunting diligently wrote a long essay on “The Albatross” during free time at his school, the Croydon Friends’ School, a small Quaker boarding school near London.Minutes of the Juvenile Literary Society...

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...

Sexuality and Gender

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction In the second play of the late medieval Chester cycle (c. 1467), The Drapers’ The Creation and Adam and Eve, God creates Eve out of Adam’s rib. Adam is awakened by God to take notice of this new creation. Rising up, Adam...

Money and its Ideas

A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...If you were alone and happened to come by some accident to the land of an unknown people, and if you see a piece of money, you know that you have reached a civilized nation.When money and riches bears all the sway in the rulers’ hearts...

Mobility Impairment

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...One of Anthony Trollope’s most memorable characters in Barchester Towers is Signora Madeline Neroni, a seductress with a mysterious mobility impairment. Madeline is a woman of “surpassing beauty,” who is rumored to have been a victim...

Money, Ritual, and Religion

A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The Enlightenment takes shape when set against religious worldviews it is understood to have replaced or superseded. The story of the modernization of money, part of the story of the Enlightenment, thus plays a vital role in the way we...