Globalization And The Great Exhibition: The Victorian New World Order

Hardcover | January 29, 2009

byPaul Young

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This book examines the Great Exhibition as a decisive moment in the formation of a capitalist world picture. In so doing it foregrounds a vision of peace and progress which took hold of British society, within the Crystal Palace and beyond. It emphasizes too that this Victorian understanding of global order legitimized imperial ambition.

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This book examines the Great Exhibition as a decisive moment in the formation of a capitalist world picture. In so doing it foregrounds a vision of peace and progress which took hold of British society, within the Crystal Palace and beyond. It emphasizes too that this Victorian understanding of global order legitimized imperial ambitio...

PAUL YOUNG is Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230520758

ISBN - 13:9780230520752

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: The Millennial Dream
The Great Family of Man
Geography Made Easy
Reorienting the World
Pax Britannica
Postscript: America, Anglobalization and the Great Exhibition
Works cited
Index