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

Peter Ghosh and Lawrence Goldman


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’ ... More

Keywords: Victorian Britain, politics, international relations, education, literature, political tradition, professionalization, Colin Matthew

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Ghosh, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, St Anne's College, Oxford

Lawrence Goldman, editor
Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, St Peter's College, Oxford

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