Portable Property

Portable Property

Victorian Culture on the Move

eBook - 2008
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What fueled the Victorian passion for hair-jewelry and memorial rings? When would an everyday object metamorphose from commodity to precious relic? In Portable Property, John Plotz examines the new role played by portable objects in persuading Victorian Britons that they could travel abroad with religious sentiments, family ties, and national identity intact. In an empire defined as much by the circulation of capital as by force of arms, the challenge of preserving Englishness while living overseas became a central Victorian preoccupation, creating a pressing need for objects that could readil.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781400828937
1400828937
9781282157828
1282157825
9780691146621
0691146624
9780691135168
0691135169
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 268 pages) : illustrations
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