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'A Wrong Port'

Colonial Havana under Northern Eyes

Bonnie Shannon McMullen

This article looks at Havana of 1820 as seen through the eyes of John Howison, a young Scottish surgeon. As well as his accounts of Havana in his travel book Foreign Scenes and Travelling Recreations (1825), Howison distilled his deepest impressions of the city in a short tale in Blackwood's Magazine in 1821 called 'An Adventure in Havana'. Howison's reactions to Roman Catholicism, slavery and colonial government corruption, as well as the coarseness and exploitative nature of many foreign residents and visitors, combine with his repulsion at the pervasive presence of disease and death to present a picture that moves from objective analysis to gothic horror.

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

obviously have ante-Victorian precedents and post-Victorian accretions. The spires of Westminster Palace are, after all, echoes of medieval Gothic. And the gilded high altar in St. Paul’s Cathedral is Victorian in its conception and far removed from Wren

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Jaro Stacul

: 41–42 ). Moreover, the Dutch and the Germans dominated in art and architecture, as shown by the Dutch-style buildings and brick Gothic churches, reconstructed after World War II, that line the main streets of the historical center (Główne Miasto

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Gender, Curiosity, and the Grand Tour

Late-Eighteenth-Century British Travel Writing

Anna P.H. Geurts

; Piozzi 1967: 120 ). A famous case of such recycling of a limited repertoire of knowledge is presented by the process whereby Ann Radcliffe wrote most of her gothic romances: that is, before ever having set foot outside of Britain and based completely on

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To Whom Does History Belong?

The Theatre of Memory in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia and Georgia

Francisco Martínez

past. One of the most significant exceptions to the ‘recycling’ of the Soviet world is the Stalin museum of Gori, built between 1951 and 1956 in an opulent Roman-Gothic style by the head of the NKVD secret police Lavrenti Beria. The pavilion is located