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Introduction

Roberta Milliken

Roberta Milliken is Professor of English at Shawnee State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This is a book about hair—which means that it is also a book about history, about culture, and about language as well as symbolism. At first glance, thinking so specifically about hair might give one pause. Is something that is so common...

Introduction: The Impossible Modern Age

Kim Solga

Kim Solga is Associate Professor of Theatre Studies at Western University, Canada. Her books include Performance and the City (2009), Performance and the Global City (2013), Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (2009), and A Cultural History of Theatre: The Modern Age (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Modern, Modernity, Modernism . . . and the Theatre There may be no modern age. Clearly, this is a counterintuitive way to begin an introduction to a book that takes this term as central to its title, and yet ‘the modern’ is perhaps less...

Introduction: Medieval Theatre Makes History

Jody Enders

Jody Enders is Distinguished Professor of French at the University of California, Santa Barbara USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Imagine that the year is 1350. Slowly but surely, feudal lordships have given way to burgeoning urbanization; the Crusades are over but their legacy lives on; a shift in Japanese political power moves the shoguns to Kyoto; Ottoman Turks...

The Meaning of Design: Things with Attitude

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...The rise of Material Culture as a specific field offers a place for the study of the history and theory of design that refuses to privilege it as it is customarily seen, as a special type of artefact. By amalgamating design with the object...

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...

The British Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: infectious diseases, in concentration campsprisoners of warforced marches offorced marches, of prisoners of warMemory of the Camps (1945/1985)

John J. Michalczyk

John J. Michalczyk is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Boston College, USA. He is the editor of Medicine, Ethics, and the Third Reich: Historical and Contemporary Issues (1994), Resisters, Rescuers, and Refugees: Historical and Ethical Issues (1997) and, with SJ Raymond G. Helmick, Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filming the End of the Holocaust : Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...On the same day that General George Patton wrote to General Dwight D. Eisenhower about his profound experiences at Ohrdruf on April 15, 1945, further north in Germany above Hanover in Saxony, the Allied 21st Army Group, a combined...

Introduction: The Animal Witness

Matthew Senior

Matthew Senior is Professor of French at the University of Minnesota and author of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Ah! I will no longer be obliged to seek among animals the gaze of kindness that is forever denied me among humans.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Gallimard, 1959), vol. I, p. 1089.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes...

Ideas: Philosophy, Religion and Art

A Cultural History of Memory in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...A chamber must have more than four corners which is to contain the gods of memory.Visual memory is but a subset of cultural memory, and works of art but a subset of visual memory. That given, this chapter proposes to examine a few instances...

Cultural Representations: Head and Body Hair in Medieval Art

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair’s malleability makes it a perfect medium for establishing identity, whether of one’s ethnic or racial origin, gender, class status, or religious persuasion. But even more manipulable are visual representations of hair. We will never...

The Visual Arts

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...It is easy to overlook emotion in the visual arts created in Western Europe between 350 and 1300 CE. With notable exceptions, faces remain impassive, and it is primarily in stylized gestures that emotions can be read. But what at first...