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The Resource The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917 : Palestine and the question of Orientalism, Eitan Bar-Yosef

The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917 : Palestine and the question of Orientalism, Eitan Bar-Yosef

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The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917 : Palestine and the question of Orientalism
Title
The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917
Title remainder
Palestine and the question of Orientalism
Statement of responsibility
Eitan Bar-Yosef
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917 offers a new cultural history of the English fascination with Palestine in the long nineteenth century, from Napoleon's failed Mediterranean campaign of 1799, which marked a new era in the British involvement in the land, to Allenby's conquest of Jerusalem in 1917. Bar Yosef argues that the Protestant tradition of internalizing Biblical vocabulary - 'Promised Land', 'Chosen People', 'Jerusalem' - and applying it to different, often contesting, visions of England and Englishness evoked a unique sense of ambivalence towards the imperial desire to possess the Holy Land. Popular religious culture, in other words, was crucial to the construction of the orientalist discourse: so crucial, in fact, that metaphorical appropriations of the 'Holy Land' played a much more dominant role in the English cultural imagination than the actual Holy Land itself." "As it traces the diversity of 'Holy Lands' in the Victorian cultural landscape - literal and metaphorical, secular and sacred, radical and patriotic, visual and textual - this study joins the ongoing debate about the dissemination of imperial ideology. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from Sunday schools textbooks and popular exhibitions to penny magazines and solders' diaries, the book demonstrates how the Orientalist discourse functions - or, to be more precise, malfunctions - in those popular cultural spheres that are so markedly absent from Edward Said's work: it is only by exploring sources that go beyond the highbrow, the academic, or the official, that we can begin to grasp the limited currency of the orientalist discourse in the metropolitan centre, and the different meanings it could hold for different social groups. As such, The Holy Land in English Culture 1799-1917 provides a significant contribution to both postcolonial studies and English social history."--Jacket
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Bar-Yosef, Eitan
Dewey number
303.48/24205694/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.9.P19
LC item number
B37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
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  • Orientalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Palestine
  • Palestine
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The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917 : Palestine and the question of Orientalism, Eitan Bar-Yosef
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Publication
Note
Abstract of thesis (Ph.D.)-Oxford University, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : holy lands -- Christian walks to Jerusalem : English protestant culture and the emergence of vernacular orientalism -- The land and the books : high Anglo-Palestine orientalism and its limits -- Popular Palestine : the holy land as printed image, spectacle, and commodity -- Eccentric Zion : Victorian culture and Jewish restoration to Palestine -- Homesick crusaders : propaganda and troop morale in the Palestine campaign, 1917 -- Epilogue : The holy places revisited
Control code
60971925
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 319 pages
Isbn
9780199261161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199261161 (alk. paper)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Holy Land in English culture 1799-1917 : Palestine and the question of Orientalism, Eitan Bar-Yosef
Publication
Note
Abstract of thesis (Ph.D.)-Oxford University, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : holy lands -- Christian walks to Jerusalem : English protestant culture and the emergence of vernacular orientalism -- The land and the books : high Anglo-Palestine orientalism and its limits -- Popular Palestine : the holy land as printed image, spectacle, and commodity -- Eccentric Zion : Victorian culture and Jewish restoration to Palestine -- Homesick crusaders : propaganda and troop morale in the Palestine campaign, 1917 -- Epilogue : The holy places revisited
Control code
60971925
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 319 pages
Isbn
9780199261161
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199261161 (alk. paper)
Other physical details
illustrations

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