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Stephanie Barczewski

way in which the British elite freely mixed elements from a variety of cultures in their houses in order to demonstrate their cosmopolitan tastes. 3 This process of cultural interchange was not generic, for it related to Britain’s imperial interactions with the world in this era. An inventory of Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk from 1771, for example, lists ‘14 Mahogany chairs’, ‘a very fine India Screen

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
Britishness, respectability, and imperial citizenship
Charles V. Reed

constitutionalism and loyalty to the British Empire. As a cosmopolitan writer, activist, and intellectual, Peregrino understood himself as being simultaneously ‘native’ and British and consequently made sense of his political and cultural universe in an idiom of Britishness and imperial citizenship. This chapter focuses on the intermediaries of empire, on Western-educated respectables , who made and were made by the

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Liverpool as a diasporic city, 1825–1913
John Herson

The streets of Liverpool during the emigrant season present stirring spectacles of cosmopolitan animation, and the city itself is the temporary resting place of visitors from all parts of the hemisphere. Russians, suspicious and sullen, . . . Finns and Poles, men of fierce and haughty natures

in The empire in one city?

The 'Indian Room' label from Osterley's bell-pull system illustrates the economic and cultural aspects of the relationship between country houses and the British Empire. This book is a study of that relationship, of the ways in which country houses like Osterley served as venues for the expression of personal and national imperial engagement between 1700 and 1930. A rare scholarly analysis of the history of country houses that goes beyond an architectural or biographical study, and recognises their importance as the physical embodiments of imperial wealth and reflectors of imperial cultural influences, is presented. The book assesses the economic and cultural links between country houses and the Empire. In terms of imperial values, country houses expressed both the economic and cultural impact of empire. Carr and Gladstone were only two of the many examples of colonial merchants who turned landed magnates. Nabobs - men who made their fortunes either as employees of the East India Company or as 'free traders' in India - were willing to risk their lives in pursuit of wealth. Like nabobs, planters went to the colonies in search of wealth and were prepared to spend substantial time there in order to accumulate it. Military and naval were among categories of people who purchased landed estates with imperial wealth. The book identifies four discourses of empire - commodities, cosmopolitanism, conquest and collecting - that provided the basic categories in which empire was represented in country-house context.

Daniel Gorman

latent Calvinism, befitting the son of the manse that he was, and a strong Scottish romanticism, culled from, amongst other sources, a life-long devotion to Sir Walter Scott. Buchan’s public life was imbued with these influences. His imperial outlook was that of a progressive conservative with a cosmopolitan sympathy held back, but only just, by his respect for tradition and stability. As Buchan

in Imperial citizenship
Working-class white women, interracial relationships and colonial ideologies in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Liverpool
Diane Frost

cosmopolitan city within which interracial relationships will be positioned. Secondly, a parallel contextualisation will be considered through an examination of historical notions of ‘race’ including pseudo-scientific race theories and eugenics. Thirdly, the chapter will examine the conditions within which interracial relationships were facilitated throughout this period. Finally, the focus will shift to those

in The empire in one city?
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Nico Randeraad

issue of whether these laws signified a negation of free will – was the subject of fierce debate until the end of the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century statisticians were inspired by a scholar who was not engaged in statistical research. The name of Alexander von Humboldt (1769– intro.indd 2 02/12/2009 12:05:18 Introduction 1859), naturalist, explorer and cosmopolitan, appeared in numerous statistics journals. The fact that he was not a card-carrying statistician did not lessen his appeal to statisticians. Geography and statistics were disciplines that

in States and statistics in the nineteenth century
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The double and the single woman
Catherine Spooner

Woman’s Illustrated in 1936, it is no less predominant in the titles introduced from the late 1960s onwards, such as Cosmopolitan. The combination of a concentration on physical appearance with an ideology of the individual is a distinctive feature of these magazines and therefore is particularly appropriate for contextualising the female double. As Janice Winship argues in Inside Women’s Magazines

in Fashioning Gothic bodies
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Stephanie Barczewski

themselves in country houses. The Empire also appeared in the houses of people who had not experienced it directly in any substantial way. Here, too, its manifestations varied. This book has identified four discourses of empire – commodities, cosmopolitanism, conquest and collecting – that provided the basic categories in which empire was represented in country-house context. These discourses help us to

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
John K. Walton

phenomenon to have such an impact: the European Grand Tour and the inland spa resort offered related opportunities for international cultural mixing, both in established centres and in newer settlements built around mineral springs, at a time when many European national polities were themselves in an emergent state.17 The international spa resort, with its grand hotel, pump room, dancing, sociability, woodland walks and (sometimes) roulette, might provide its own cosmopolitan microcosm of high society, and this remained the case across the European mainland into the

in Leisure cultures in urban Europe, c.1700–1870