The Nineteenth Century: The British Isles 1815-1901 / Edition 1

The Nineteenth Century: The British Isles 1815-1901 / Edition 1

by Colin (Ed.) C. Matthew, Colin Matthew
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198731434

ISBN-13: 9780198731436

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period—including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture. The chapters are at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. They are written for the

Overview

This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period—including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture. The chapters are at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. They are written for the non-specialist but include new and important findings, making them equally valuable for academics across a range of disciplines.

The Nineteenth Century is the inaugural volume in the series and covers the peak of Britain's world power. The book sets out to describe the force and complexity of that experience, and to cover, in an interdisciplinary way, the political, economic, and cultural history of the British Isles between 1815 and 1901. It looks at the Victorian economy, as well as Victorian public life, as a cultural and political narrative. It includes chapters on women and domesticity; the interplay of religion, intellect, and science; art; architecture and the city; and the literature, theater, and music of the time. The book provides a vivid portrait of this crucial moment in British history and is ideal for both the student of modern history and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198731436
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Short Oxford History of the British Isles Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Colin Matthew
Society and Economic Life, Martin Daunton
Public Life and Politics, Colin Matthew
The Empire and the World, Andrew Porter
Gender, Domesticity, and Sexual Politics, Janet Howarth
Religious and Intellectual Life, Jane Garnett
Literature, Music, and the Theatre, Kate Flint
Cities, Architecture and Art, Andrew Saint
Conclusion: Fin-de-Siècle, Colin Matthew
Further Reading
Chronology
Maps
Index

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