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Published: 24 February 2011

240 Pages | 35 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199596676

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Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Geoffrey Cantor

  • The first study of the Great Exhibition to demonstrate its religious dimensions, shedding new light on an iconic event in mid-nineteenth century British history
  • Uses fresh evidence from contemporary sermons and the religious periodical press to ground the argument in primary sources that other historians have ignored
  • Offers a fine-grained analysis of religious responses to the Exhibition, drawing on a full range of religious perspectives

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