Remaking Queen Victoria

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Remaking Queen Victoria

Author : Margaret Homans
ISBN : 0521574854
Genre : History
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An exploration of the diverse and conflicting meanings Queen Victoria held for her subjects and others.
Category: History

The Body Of The Queen

Author : Regina Schulte
ISBN : 1845451597
Genre : Social Science
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How many "bodies" does a queen have? What is the significance of multiple "bodies"? How has the gendered body been constructed and perceived within the context of the European courts during the course of the past five centuries? These are some of the questions addressed in this anthology, a contribution to the ongoing debate provoked by Ernst H. Kantorowicz in his seminal work from 1957, The King's Two Bodies. On the basis of both textual self-presentations and visual representations a gradual transformation of the queen appears: A sacred/providential figure in medieval and early modern period, an ideal bourgeois wife during the late-18th and 19th Centuries, and a star-like (re-) presentation of royalty during the past century. Twentieth-century mass media has produced the celebrity and film star queens personified by the contested and enigmatic Nefertiti of ancient Egypt, the mysterious Elizabeth (Sisi) of Austria, Grace Kelly as Queen of both Hollywood and Monaco and Romy Schneider as the invented Empress.
Category: Social Science

Queen Victoria

Author : Michael Ledger-Lomas
ISBN : 9780198753551
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography offers a comprehensive account of Victoria's religious life. Drawing on a systematic reading of her journals and a rich selection of archival manuscripts, it sheds new light on Victoria's private beliefs and on her activity as a monarch, who wielded her powers energetically in questions of church and state.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Heroic Reputations And Exemplary Lives

Author : Geoffrey Cubitt
ISBN : UOM:39015050752438
Genre : Social Science
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Covering periods ranging from the later Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, these essays combine to offer a wide-ranging examination of the place of hero-worship and of exemplary biography in modern history and culture. The book seeks to contribute to a growing historical literature on the cults and reputations of heroes and other exemplary figures such as Plato, Isaac Newton, David Livingstone, Captain Scott, Florence Nightingale and Nelson Mandela. The essays explore and illustrate the diverse ways in which the lives and characters of specific individuals have been used as devices for talking about moral and cultural values and political and social identities.
Category: Social Science

Victorian Review

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ISBN : IND:30000081045712
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Nineteenth Century British Women Writers

Author : Abigail Burnham Bloom
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028587066
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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British women writers of the 19th century were a remarkably talented, diverse, and prolific group. While some of these writers, such as Jane Austen and George Eliot, have long been recognized for their contributions, many others have been overlooked. This reference guide includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 90 British women writers of the 19th century. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the author's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Victorians Institute Journal

Author : Victorians Institute
ISBN : OSU:32435077153161
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Queen S Knight

Author : Martyn Downer
ISBN : IND:30000116605977
Genre : Favorites, Royal
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Unique and engrossing, this is a true story of suppressed passion and domestic intrigue at the heart of Victoria’s court. After an illustrious military career in the Crimean War, during which he won a Victoria Cross, Howard Elphinstone was appointed guardian to Queen Victoria’s favourite son, Prince Arthur, later Duke of Connaught, who was Governor General of Canada from 1911-16. Martyn Downer’s book includes a fascinating account of Arthur’s first trip to Canada in 1869, which took place despite the threat of his assassination by Fenian terrorists intent on revenging the Irish famine. During his eventful tour, Arthur took part in the defence of Canada following the Fenian raid at Saint John in May 1870. With relations between Britain and the United States at low ebb, Elphinstone also took the prince on a controversial tour of America which culminated in a frosty reception from President Ulysses Grant at the White House. Elphinstone remained in Court until 1890 when he was drowned in a tragic accident. During this period he became one of Queen Victoria’s closest confidants and a father figure to her nine children. His journals and remarkable correspondence with the Queen, much of which is published here for the first time, shed fascinating and intimate new light on the world of the Victorian Court. The Queen’s Knightis a captivating portrait of the close and affectionate relationship between Victoria and Elphinstone, and sheds new light on the frail human being at the heart of a vast empire.
Category: Favorites, Royal

The Victorians Since 1901

Author : Professor of Modern British History Miles Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015060132563
Genre : History
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Bringing together a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, English literature, art history and cultural studies, this book identifies and assesses the principle influences on twentieth-century attitudes towards the Victorians.
Category: History

Victorian Literature 1830 1900

Author : Dorothy Mermin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110395162
Genre : Literary Collections
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This new anthology emphasizes Victorian nonfiction prose and verse with a generous, fresh selection of pieces from authors within the canon as well as outside of it.
Category: Literary Collections

Writing The Victorians

Author : Rudolph Glitz
ISBN : UOM:39015080684353
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

The Defining Moment

Author : Susan P. Casteras
ISBN : UOM:39015056182242
Genre : Narrative painting
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Category: Narrative painting