Treacherous objects: towards a theory of Jacobite material culture

Pittock, M. (2011) Treacherous objects: towards a theory of Jacobite material culture. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 34(1), pp. 39-63. (doi: 10.1111/j.1754-0208.2011.00350.x)

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Abstract

This article examines the importance of material objects and their circulation, decor, cant and code as means of avoiding prosecution under sedition or treason legislation in the period from 1680 to 1760. It seeks to move the discussion of the use of such material in communicative and associative strategies beyond the realms of antiquarianism and connoisseurship to develop a theory of Jacobite material culture. The study concludes with an examination of the work of James Gibbs and a discussion of interior plasterwork in Scotland and England, notably at the House of Dun.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pittock, Professor Murray
Authors: Pittock, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
ISSN:1754-0194
ISSN (Online):1754-0208
Published Online:10 February 2011

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