Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain : Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain : Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

In the last twenty years one of the classical arenas for British historical writing - the politics of Victorian Britain - has ceased to be an obvious or self-evidently important subject. Facing up to this challenge, the historians who have contributed to this volume explore central aspects of that history. They continue to uphold the centrality of politics to Victorian Britain, but suggest that politics must be viewed more broadly, as a concern pervading almost all spheres of life, just as Victorians themselves would have done. In this way politics penetrates into Victorian culture. 'Politics' can lead us into the ideas governing political action itself; political ideas; international relations; the eduction of men and women; the writing of history and of literature; engagement with past political theorists; and the ideas behind professionalization. Such are some of the themes taken up here. The specific occasion for these essays was as a tribute to the memory of the late Colin Matthew, one of the most eminent recent historians of Victorian Britain, who was himself determined to uphold the contemporary relevance of Victorian political tradition, and to explore the interface between 'politics' and 'culture'. Reflection on his intellectual achievement is a second distinctive component of this book.Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew Peter Ghosh, Lawrence Goldman ... In 1869 it had cost the Marylebone Liberals over Ap300 to get 5, 400 lodger voters enrolled; 34 once it became arguable that the local authorities had a legal duty to registeranbsp;...

Title:Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain : Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew
Author: Peter Ghosh, Lawrence Goldman
Publisher:OUP Oxford - 2006-03-09

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA