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The Victorian World

Edited by: Martin Hewitt

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415491877
eBook ISBN: 9780203718056
Adobe ISBN: 9781135694524

10.4324/9780203718056
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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 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 World offers 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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Great Arch of Empire Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Shrinking Victorian World Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Patterns of Industrialisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Free Trade and its Enemies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Imperialism at Home Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Human Traffic Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Varieties of Nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Geopolitics and the Victorian Geopolitical Unconscious Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Entrepreneurialism or Gentlemanly Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Money’s Worth Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cultures of Commodities, Cultures of Things Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Urbanising Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Culture of ‘Environmentality’ and the Exceptionality of the Countryside Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Was there a Victorian Demographic Transition? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  ‘Many Little Harmless and Interesting Adventures …’ Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Disease and the Body Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Victorian State in its Imperial Context Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Voluntarism and Self-Help Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Performance of Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Race and Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  22:  ‘Private Law’ and the Laissez-Faire State Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Discipline Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Worlds of Victorian Religion Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Creed of Science and its Critics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Power of the Past Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Learning Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Photographic Lens Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Antinomies of Sage Culture Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Periodicalism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Global Common Reader Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Victorian Theatricality Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Empire of Art Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Aural Anxieties and the Advent of Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Leisure Download PDF
Chapter  36:  India in the Victorian Age Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Victorianism at the Frontier Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Afro-Victorian Worlds Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Learning the Rules of the Game Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Victorian Period of American History Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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