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Material culture and sedition, 1688-1760 : treacherous objects, secret places /
Murray Pittock, Chair in Literature, University of Strathclyde and Head of the Glasgow-Strathclyde School of Scottish Studies, UK.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
description
xv, 226 p.
ISBN
1137278080 (alk. paper), 9781137278081 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
isbn
1137278080 (alk. paper)
9781137278081 (alk. paper)
contents note
Treacherous objects: towards a theory of Jacobite material culture -- D├ęcor, decoration and design -- Sedition, symbols, colours, cant and codes -- Associations and antiquarians -- Glass, ceramics, medals, weapons and relics.
catalogue key
9171016
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-219) and index.
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"This is a rich and exciting book from one of the foremost historians of Jacobitism. With verve and unique insight Pittock transports us into a secret Jacobite world of gestures, tokens and hidden symbolism. Jacobitism was the creed that did not dare speak its name; Pittock rediscovers its voice in a way that will transform our entire understanding of the subject." - Daniel Szechi, University of Manchester, UK
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Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which material culture was used to avoid prosecution for treason and sedition in the eighteenth century. Challenging existing accounts of the public sphere and consumer culture, it argues that the birth of modern Britain was accompanied by political repression which helped develop a counter-culture of treacherous objects and secret societies. Though set in the Jacobite period in the British Isles, it considers transnational evidence and sets out an approach which can be applied in a wide variety of other contexts.
Main Description
Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which material culture was used to avoid prosecution for treason and sedition in the eighteenth century. Challenging existing accounts of the public sphere and consumer culture, it argues that the birth of modern Britain was accompanied by political repression which helped develop a counter-culture of treacherous objects and secret societies. Though set in the Jacobite period in the British Isles, it considerstransnational evidence and sets out an approach which can be applied in a wide variety of other contexts.

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