Victorian World

Victorian World

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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. 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 a€“ the world order, economy and society, politics, knowledge and belief and culture a€“ the volume offers thematic essays which consider the interplay of domestic and global dynamics in the formation of Victorian orthodoxies. Lavishly illustrated, vivid and accessible, this volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the 19th century.The ornamental objects include figurines, stuffed animals, shells, and the many decorative handicrafts made by ... we might say, with each family coming to grips with, and domesticating, the spoils of empire in their own particular homes. ... the exotic and the problem of foreign material penetrating and possibly disrupting the domestic interior a€“ as we can see, the domestic interior was constitutively foreign.

Title:Victorian World
Author:Martin Hewitt
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-25


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