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The Victorian world [electronic resource] /
edited by Martin Hewitt.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
description
xviii, 756 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0415491878 (alk. paper), 9780415491877 (alk. paper)
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
isbn
0415491878 (alk. paper)
9780415491877 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11203514
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Victorian Worldcovers an impressive array of topics that range from citizenship to theatricality and from music to imperialism. Simultaneously interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, it features thought-provoking juxtapositions and gives us a Victorian age that is truly global. This book will become the go-to resource for students and experts alike. - Susie Steinbach,Hamline University, USA
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With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history, and art history, The Victorian Worldoffers a sweeping survey of the world in the 19thcentury. The volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years from the 1830s to the 1900s. It brings together scholars from History, Literary Studies, Art History, Historical Geography, Historical Sociology, Criminology, Economics and the History of Law, to explore more than forty themes central to an understanding of the nature of Victorian society and culture, both in Britain and in the rest of the world. Organised around six core themes the world order, economy and society, politics, knowledge and belief and culture the volume offers thematic essays which consider the interplay of domestic and global dynamics in the formation of Victorian orthodoxies. A further section on 'Varieties of Victorianism' offers considerations the production and reproduction of external versions of Victorian culture, in India, Africa, the United States, the settler colonies and Latin America. These thematic essays are supplemented by a substantial introductory essay which offers a challenging alternative to traditional interpretations of the chronology and periodisation of the Victorian years. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the 19thcentury.
Main Description
With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian Worldoffers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years from the 1830s to the 1900s. It brings together scholars from history, literary studies, art history, historical geography, historical sociology, criminology, economics and the history of law, to explore more than 40 themes central to an understanding of the nature of Victorian society and culture, both in Britain and in the rest of the world. Organised around six core themes the world order, economy and society, politics, knowledge and belief, and culture The Victorian Worldoffers thematic essays that consider the interplay of domestic and global dynamics in the formation of Victorian orthodoxies. A further section on 'Varieties of Victorianism' offers considerations of the production and reproduction of external versions of Victorian culture, in India, Africa, the United States, the settler colonies and Latin America. These thematic essays are supplemented by a substantial introductory essay, which offers a challenging alternative to traditional interpretations of the chronology and periodisation of the Victorian years. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the nineteenth century.
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With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history, and art history, 'The Victorian World' offers a sweeping survey of the world in the 19th century.
Main Description
With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the political history, history of ideas, cultural history, art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of the world in the 19thcentury. With essays from leading historians, art historians, literary scholars, sociologists, political scientists, historical geographers, and academics working in cultural studies, this multi-disciplinary volume takes a global approach to the Victorian period, ensuring that the perspective of the volume is not solely metropolitan, but understands the Victorianism of the period from multiple positions, social and spatial as well as disciplinary. Divided into seven thematic sections, the volume starts with an introductory, context setting, historiographical section on mapping and milestones “ grounding the themes that follow. It then moves on to consider the world order, the economy, politics high and low, knowledge and belief culture and Victorianism around the world. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the 19thcentury.

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