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Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and
Society in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Understanding the Victorians paints a vivid portrait of the era, combining broad survey with close analysis, and introduces students to the critical debates taking place among historians today. It encompasses all of Great Britain and Ireland over the whole of the Victorian period, giving prominence to social and cultural topics alongside politics and economics and emphasising class, gender, and racial and imperial positioning as constitutive of human relations. Steinbach uses thematic chapters to discuss and evaluate politics, imperialism, the economy, class, gender, the monarchy, arts and entertainment, religion, sexuality, religion, and science, as well as providing three much-needed chapters on topics rarely covered at this introductory level on space, consumption, and the law. With a clear introduction outlining the key themes of the period, a detailed timeline, and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for all students of the nineteenth century.
K. Boyd & R. McWilliam (2007)
Victorian Studies Reader
(Routledge); T. Deary & M. Brown (2007) The
Vile Victorians (Scholastic); G. H. Gerzina (2003)
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana (Rutgers
University Press); C.
L. Krueger (2002) Functions of Victorian Culture at
the Present Time (Ohio University Press); S.
Mitchell (2008) Daily Life in Victorian England:
Revised Edition (Greenwood Press); M. Moran (2006)
Victorian Literature and Culture (Continuum); D. Sandner [Ed.] (2013)
The Treasury of the Fantastic (Tachyon); M. Sweet (2002) Inventing the Victorians
(Faber & Faber)
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