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The Resource Understanding the Victorians : politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain, Susie Steinbach

Understanding the Victorians : politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain, Susie Steinbach

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Understanding the Victorians : politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Understanding the Victorians
Title remainder
politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Susie Steinbach
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Victorian era was a time of dramatic change. During this period Britain ruled the largest empire on earth, witnessed the expansion of democracy, and developed universal education and mass print culture. Both its imperial might and the fact that it had industrialised and urbanised decades before any other nation allowed it to dominate world politics and culture in many ways for the better part of the nineteenth century. Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of the era, combines broad survey with close analysis, and introduces students to the critical debates taking place among historians today. It emphasises class, gender, and racial and imperial positioning as constitutive of human relations, including the social, economic, cultural, political, and legal. Starting with the Queen Caroline Affair in 1820 and coming right up to the start of World War I in 1914, Steinbach's thematic chapters take in, amongst other things, the economy, gender, religion, the history of science and ideas, material culture and sexuality. With a clear introduction outlining the key themes of the period, including the issue of periodization, and with chronologies and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for all students of the nineteenth century"--
  • "Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of the era, combining broad surveys with close analysis, and introduces students to the critical debates taking place among historians today. Focusing not just on England but on the whole of Great Britain and Ireland it emphasises class, gender, and racial and imperial positioning as constitutive of human relations. This book encompasses the whole of the Victorian period giving equal prominence to social and cultural topics alongside the politics and economics. Starting with the Queen Caroline Affair in 1820 and coming right up to the start of World War I in 1914, Susie L. Steinbach uses thematic chapters to discuss and evaluate, the economy, gender, religion, the history of science and ideas, material culture and sexuality. Steinbach also provides much-needed chapters on consumption, which links consumption with production, on law, which explains the legal culture and trials of criminal and scandalous cases and on space which draws to together the most current research in Victorian studies"--
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Steinbach, Susie
Dewey number
941.081
Index
index present
LC call number
DA550
LC item number
.S73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Social classes
  • Sex role
  • HISTORY / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
Label
Understanding the Victorians : politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain, Susie Steinbach
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Playing on the piano-forte' : introduction -- A 'green and pleasant land' of cities and slums : space -- 'Discussions on the subject of reform' : politics -- 'By jingo!' : imperialism -- 'Unrivalled by any other country on the globe' : the economy -- 'Bristling with shops' : consumption -- 'Born into the lower-upper-middle' : class -- 'A common cause with all the females in this kingdom' : gender -- 'The head of the dignified part of the constitution' : monarchy -- 'The court was crowded all day' : law -- 'Good, murderous melodramas' : arts & entertainment -- Marriage, free love, and 'unnatural crimes' : sexuality -- 'Begin and end with the church whatever you do between-whiles' : religion -- Vestiges and origins : science
Control code
166372035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 278 pages
Isbn
9780415774086
Lccn
2011020373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166372035
Label
Understanding the Victorians : politics, culture and society in nineteenth-century Britain, Susie Steinbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Playing on the piano-forte' : introduction -- A 'green and pleasant land' of cities and slums : space -- 'Discussions on the subject of reform' : politics -- 'By jingo!' : imperialism -- 'Unrivalled by any other country on the globe' : the economy -- 'Bristling with shops' : consumption -- 'Born into the lower-upper-middle' : class -- 'A common cause with all the females in this kingdom' : gender -- 'The head of the dignified part of the constitution' : monarchy -- 'The court was crowded all day' : law -- 'Good, murderous melodramas' : arts & entertainment -- Marriage, free love, and 'unnatural crimes' : sexuality -- 'Begin and end with the church whatever you do between-whiles' : religion -- Vestiges and origins : science
Control code
166372035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 278 pages
Isbn
9780415774086
Lccn
2011020373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)166372035

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