Britain and the World

Visualising Britain’s Holy Land in the Nineteenth Century

Authors: Burritt, Amanda M.

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  • Explores nineteenth-century Britain’s engagement with the Holy Land 
  • Analyses visual and textual sources by three artists, David Roberts, David Wilkie and William Holman Hunt, to understand British motivations and attitudes towards the Near East
  • Argues that intellectual shifts in Protestantism during this period were significant influences on the creation of a new visual culture, which in turn informed theology
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This book demonstrates the complexity of nineteenth-century Britain’s engagement with Palestine and its surrounds through the conceptual framing of the region as the Holy Land. British engagement with the region of the Near East in the nineteenth century was multi-faceted, and part of its complexity was exemplified in the powerful relationship between developing and diverse Protestant theologies, visual culture and imperial identity. Britain’s Holy Land was visualised through pictorial representation which helped Christians to imagine the land in which familiar Bible stories took place. This book explores ways in which the geopolitical Holy Land was understood as embodying biblical land, biblical history and biblical typology. Through case studies of three British artists, David Roberts, David Wilkie and William Holman Hunt, this book provides a nuanced interpretation of some of the motivations, religious perspectives, attitudes and behaviours of British Protestants in their relationship with the Near East at the time.

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Amanda M. Burritt is a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. After extensive experience in secondary school teaching and museum education she completed a PhD in History at Monash University, Australia. She also has academic qualifications in Art History, Theology and Education, and is particularly interested in the relationship between theology, cultural history and visual culture. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualising Britain’s Holy Land in the Nineteenth Century
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41261-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41261-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41260-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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