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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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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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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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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

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Misreading Capital

The makings of Weber, Arendt, and Friedman

Dipankar Gupta

wonders far surpassing the Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades. A little later, Marx lavished some more encomiums on the bourgeoisie

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Sheila K. Hoffman, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon-Soares, and Joanna Cobley

. Vittorio Sgarbi (2019) , art historian and TV personality, took up this theme in the Italian press in the aftermath of the fire to assure viewers, incorrectly, that there was only neo-Gothic movable heritage from the late nineteenth century in the Cathedral

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Emily Stokes-Rees, Blaire M. Moskowitz, Moira Sun, and Jordan Wilson

art and architecture, beyond the Gothic Chapel and past a tomb effigy of a Crusader, is a surprising exhibition: medieval Jewry from Colmar, France. But perhaps this juxtaposition is what makes the setting fitting after all. Golden letters spelling

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Why Draw Flowers?

Botanical Art, Nationalism and Women's Contribution to Israeli Culture

Shahar Marnin-Distelfeld and Edna Gorney

), Gothic architecture and scholasticism ( New York : Meridian Books ). Pink , S. ( 2003 ), ‘ Interdisciplinary Agendas in Visual Research: Re-situating Visual Anthropology ’, Visual Studies 18 , no. 2 : 179 – 192 . 10