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Vickery, Amanda

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The gentleman's daughter : women's lives in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century women have long been presented as the heroines of traditional biographies, or as the faceless victims of vast historical processes, but rarely have they been deemed worthy of historical enquiry. The Gentleman's Daughter provides an account of the lives of genteel women - the daughters of merchants, the wives of lawyers and the sisters of gentlemen. Based on a study of the letters, diaries and account books of over 100 women from commercial, professional and gentry families, mainly in provincial England, this book provides an account of the lives of genteel women in Georgian times. It challenges the currently influential view that the period witnessed a new division of the everyday worlds of priviledged men and women into the seperate sheres of home and work. Contrary to orthodoxy, in the 18th century there was neither a loss of female freedoms, nor a novel retreat into the home. In their own writing, genteel women throughout the Georgian era singled out their social and their emotional roles: kinswoman, wife, mother, housekeeper, consumer, hostess and member of polite society. To make sense of their existence, they invoked notions of family destiny, love and duty, regularity and economy, gentility and propriety, fortitude, resignation and fate. At the same time, their social and intellectual horizons rolled majestically outward: in their tireless writing no less than in their ravenous reading, genteel women embraced a world far beyond the boundaries of their parish; while an array of new pubic arenas emerged for the entertainment of the proper and the prosperous- assembly rooms, concert series, theatre seasons, circulating librarires, day-time lectures, urban walks and pleasure gardens, as well as regular sporting fixtures and the assizes. This lively, often humorous study offers an unprecedented insight into the intimate and everyday lives of genteel women and will transform our understanding of the postion of women in this period. -- Publisher description
Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant new work, the author unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. She introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own. She makes use of upholsterer's ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition
Gender, taste, and material culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities."--Dust-jacket
Women, privilege, and power : British politics, 1750 to the present by Amanda Vickery( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor de manier waarop vrouwen politieke macht hebben uitgeoefend sinds de achttiende eeuw. Het boek laat zien hoe rijkdom, bezit en erfenissen aristocratische en geprivilegieerde vrouwen in staat stelden mannen van lagere sociale rang te overheersen
The story of women and art( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century
Attenborough's Birds of Paradise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our fascination with birds of paradise has lasted 500 years. In this film, David Attenborough offers his own personal take on the mystery and discovery, obsession and scientific revelation surrounding these elusive birds. He himself has spent a lifetime filming their displays - many for the first time - and researching these birds both in their remote forest homes and in the museums and collections of Europe. He reveals the passion that birds of paradise have brought about in so many human hearts, from collectors and painters to wildlife cameramen. He uncovers the true science behind their extraordinary lives, revealing that, far from being icons of religious virtuosity, the evolution of their beauty has in fact been driven by sex. And in a final modern twist, David travels to the desert of Qatar, to a state of the art facility which houses the largest breeding group of these birds in the world - a Qatari Sheikh's very own private collection
The Story of Women and Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Amanda Vickery's journey to uncover the story of female creativity reaches the 18th century. The focus turns to the industrial powerhouse that is Britain and the glittering French court of Marie Antoinette. Despite being regarded as second class citizens when it came to art, this was an era when ingenious women seized a galaxy of fresh opportunities to stamp their creativity on the age; from a designer who would revitalize the British silk industry to a painter who would immortalize the Ancien Régime
The Story of Women and Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic and discovers a hidden world of female artistry. By digging in storerooms, convents, and basements she rescues dazzling female artists from the shadows, and reveal stories of courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles
The Story of Women and Art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final program of the series, Professor Amanda Vickery explores the explosion of creative opportunities for women as the 20th century dawned. Travelling from London and Paris to the remote Swedish countryside and the bleak desert landscape of New Mexico; this was a time where Western women were demanding ever increasing roles across society and female artists found the strength to push the boundaries of art even further
At home with the Georgians( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Vickery sets her sights on the golden age of homemaking in the 18th Century Georgian era. She traces the story of the unique relationship Britons enjoy with their homes. Characters from all walks of life, including gentlewomen in their stately mansions and servants with only a locking box to call their own, are brought to life as Amanda reveals the private diaries, intimate letters and curious artifacts of the age where the modern notion of a 'home' was born
The story of women and power by Amanda Vickery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Amanda Vickery (The story of women & art) takes viewers on a journey to uncover the centuries-long struggle for women's equality in Britain. From Queen Victoria and her progressive views on women's rights to Emmeline Pankhurst and her suffragettes, Vickery reveals the long-forgotten heroes and heroines who dedicated their lives to the cause of equality for men and women
Women's language and experience, 1500-1940 : women's diaries and related sources( Book )

in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of private life by Amanda Vickery( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing BBC Radio 4 series spanning the history of the home and domestic relationships over the past 500 years, presented by Amanda Vickery. Professor Amanda Vickery is one of the most charismatic historians in Britain today. In 'A History of Private Life' she reveals the intimate secrets of life at home, from the Tudor mansion to the modern bedsit
The story of women and art( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van kunstenaressen en hun creativiteit in de westerse kunst
At home with the Georgians by Amanda Vickery( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through narration and dramatic reconstruction, this three-part television program explores the unique relationship that Britons enjoyed with their homes during the Georgian era. Characters from all walks of life, from gentlewomen in their stately mansions to servants, are brought to life through their artifacts, letters, and diaries
Behind closed doors in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant new work, the author unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. She introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own. She makes use of upholsterer's ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition
A History of Private Life by Amanda Vickery( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home with the Georgians( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Vickery sets her sights on the golden age of homemaking in the 18th Century Georgian era. She traces the story of the unique relationship Britons enjoy with their homes. Characters from all walks of life, including gentlewomen in their stately mansions and servants with only a locking box to call their own, are brought to life as Amanda reveals the private diaries, intimate letters and curious artifacts of the age where the modern notion of a 'home' was born
Women of the local elite in Lancashire, 1750-c.1825 by Amanda Vickery( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many lovers of Jane Austen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Vickery, a leading chronicler of the Georgian period, discusses why Jane Austen has had such pan-generational appeal
 
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The gentleman's daughter : women's lives in Georgian England
Alternative Names
Amanda Vickery British historian

Vickery, A.J.

Vickery, Amanda Jane 1962-

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Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian EnglandGender, taste, and material culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830Women, privilege, and power : British politics, 1750 to the presentA history of private lifeBehind closed doors in Georgian EnglandA History of Private Life