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Shaping and remembering an imperial city, 1870–1911
David Atkinson, Denis Cosgrove, and Anna Notaro

Rome was informed and shaped to a significant degree by this dual imperative to celebrate – in the same spaces – an Italian imperialism at once ancient and modern. The unique status of Rome as both a glorious capital city in antiquity and the new capital of modern Italy with its colonial empire meant that Italian efforts to invoke the memory of classical Rome involved not only metaphorical allusion but also the literal excavation and replanning of the extant remains of ancient Rome in the service of a contemporary

in Imperial cities
Music-Hall entertainment, 1870–1914
Penny Summerfield

and patriotism as separate sets of ideas and feelings is artificial when they had in common the celebration of Empire in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, albeit with different degrees of political focus and aggression. And patriotic ‘saturnalia’, however ‘harmless’, can hardly be regarded as signs of indifference to the nation and its Empire. J. A. Hobson’s anxiety was based on the fear of an elision

in Imperialism and Popular Culture
Peter Dawson
Jeffrey Richards

It is often said that interest in the Empire waned after the First World War and that the general population was never much interested anyway. This is conclusively refuted by the career of bass-baritone Peter Dawson, who perfectly demonstrates the validity of the idea of each individual having multiple identity, outlined in chapter two. In the heyday of the Empire, it was

in Imperialism and music
Male youth, work and leisure, 1870–1914
Brad Beaven

3 Fearing for the Empire: male youth, work and leisure, 1870–1914 T he behaviour of male youths in both work and leisure has troubled the minds of social observers from time immemorial.1 From the highspirited misdemeanours of the early modern apprentices to the low cunning of the Artful Dodger in early Victorian England, male youth behaviour has always been cited as a cause for concern. By the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the juvenile criminal had become central to the growing discussion on the nature of crime and punishment in this period.2

in Leisure, citizenship and working-class men in Britain, 1850–1945
Mary A. Procida

not the accrual of personal fortune, but securing the fortunes of the British empire. Their family business, therefore, was literally the business of empire in all its practical and ideological manifestations. From the late nineteenth century, therefore, Anglo-Indians constructed an idea of family and marriage that was, both literally and metaphorically, the foundation for

in Married to the empire
Jonathon Shears

3 •• Nation, empire and ethnicity The Great Exhibition, as is often the case with events of national significance, offered Britain an opportunity to reflect on her position in a global context. For Auerbach and Hoffenberg it ‘put the nation on display and served as a forum for discussions of Britishness’ (2008: p. x); it also afforded a chance to rethink shared cultural and moral values and the national character, relationships with other nations, the future of the empire and the colonies, and ‘The images that the English constructed of themselves’ (Daly, 2011

in The Great Exhibition, 1851
Robert Bickers

; questions of ‘prestige’ were constantly factored into China considerations; there was the question of Anglo-Japanese relations, while China was one front line in the struggle of the empire against the USSR and its support for anti-colonial movements and Asian communism. These factors all informed China policy, including the dismantling of the treaty port system, but on the whole that process was carried out

in Britain in China
St Pierre and Miquelon and the Madagascar invasion, 1942
Martin Thomas

empire, the best defended and the most rigorously controlled. After the loss of Syria and Lebanon, the pace of Vichy empire collaboration quickened. In December 1940 the Secretariat of Marine operations division had imposed a blanket ban upon assaults against British or Free French African territory, other than in response to a prior attack. In the week following the Syrian

in The French empire at war 1940–45
Ronald Hyam

Empire of the senses What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, Is much more common where the climate’s sultry … Love rules the camp, the court, the grove – for love Is heaven, and heaven is love. [Byron, Don Juan

in Empire and sexuality
Zoë Laidlaw

carefully) help to identify key features of the imperial networks under scrutiny. 4 As they describe the multiplicity of connections within the British Empire, the networks examined in this book are inherently interesting. Their greatest historical significance, however, lies in their role as mechanisms consciously utilised by their members. This might entail the transmission of

in Colonial connections, 1815–45