The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture

by Francis O'Gorman
     
 

"The Victorian era produced artistic achievements, technological inventions and social developments that continue to shape how we live today. This Companion offers authoritative coverage of that period's culture and its contexts in a group of specially commissioned essays reflecting the current state of research in each particular field. Covering topics from music

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"The Victorian era produced artistic achievements, technological inventions and social developments that continue to shape how we live today. This Companion offers authoritative coverage of that period's culture and its contexts in a group of specially commissioned essays reflecting the current state of research in each particular field. Covering topics from music to politics, art to technology, war to domestic arts, journalism to science, the essays address multiple aspects of the Victorian world. The book explores what 'Victorian' has come to mean and how an idea of the 'Victorian' might now be useful to historians of culture. It explores too the many different meanings of 'culture' itself in the nineteenth century and in contemporary scholarship. An invaluable resource for students of literature, history, and interdisciplinary studies, this Companion analyses the nature of nineteenth-century British cultural life and offers searching perspectives on their culture as seen from ours"--Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521715065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Francis O'Gorman O'Gorman, Francis 1

2 Science and culture Bernard Lightman Lightman, Bernard 12

3 Technology Nicholas Daly Daly, Nicholas 43

4 Economics and business Timothy Alborn Alborn, Timothy 61

5 War Edward M. Spiers Spiers, Edward M. 80

6 Music Ruth A. Solie Solie, Ruth A. 101

7 Theatre Katherine Newey Newey, Katherine 119

8 Popular culture Dennis Denisoff Denisoff, Dennis 135

9 Satirical print culture John Strachan Strachan, John 156

10 Journalism Matthew Rubery Rubery, Matthew 177

11 Art Elizabeth Prettejohn Prettejohn, Elizabeth 195

12 Domestic arts Nicola Humble Humble, Nicola 219

13 Victorian literary theory Anna Maria Jones Jones, Anna Maria 236

14 The dead Francis O'Gorman O'Gorman, Francis 255

15 Remembering the Victorians Samantha Matthews Matthews, Samantha 273

Further reading 293

Index 306

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