Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
Book — xviii, 219 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Introduction, Jeffrey A. Auerbach-- Part I England, Exhibitions, and Empire: Mission impossible: globalisation and the Great Exhibition, Paul Young-- The world within the city: the Great Exhibition, race, class and social reform, Kylie Message and Ewan Johnston-- Defining nation: Ireland at the Great Exhibition, Louise Purbrick-- 'A valuable and tolerably extensive collection of native and other products': New Zealand at the Crystal Palace, Ewan Johnston-- 'Nothing very new, or very showy to exhibit': Australia at the Great Exhibition and after, Peter H. Hoffenberg. Part II Europe, the Orient, and the Spaces in Between: Russia and the Crystal Palace in 1851, David C. Fisher-- The Great Exhibition and the German states, John R. Davis-- Modern to ancient: Greece at the Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace, Debbie Challis-- Degrees of otherness: the Ottoman Empire and China at the Great Exhibition of 1851, Francesca Vanke Altman-- Bibliography-- Index.
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"Britain, the Empire, and the World at the Great Exhibition" addresses the global, international and imperial characteristics of the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851. This collection of essays considers how and why the Exhibition was significant both for its British hosts and their relationships to the wider world, and for participants from around the world. How did the Exhibition connect London, England, important British colonies, and the series of significant participating nation-states, such as Russia, Greece, Germany and the Ottoman Empire? How might we think about exhibits, visitors and organizers in light of what the Exhibition suggested about Britain's place in the global community?Contributors from various academic disciplines answer these and other questions by focusing on the many exhibits, publications, visitors and organizers in Britain and abroad. The essays expand the understanding of the meanings, roles and legacies of the Great Exhibition for British society and the wider world, as well as the ways that that pivotal event shaped Britain's and other participating nation's understandings of and place in that nineteenth-century world. Unlike other publications, this one emphasizes nationalism and internationalism, domestic and foreign issues. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press, c1999.
Book — viii, 279 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
This illustrated account reveals how the exhibition was conceived and planned, why it was a success, what it meant to the millions of visitors, challenges the common view that it symbolised peace, progress, prosperity and the emergence of an industrial middle class, and contributes to our broader understanding of modern national identities. (source: Nielsen Book Data)