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The nineteenth century : the British Isles, 1815-1901

Author: H C G Matthew
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Short Oxford history of the British Isles.
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This volume 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;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H C G Matthew
ISBN: 0198731442 9780198731443 0198731434 9780198731436
OCLC Number: 43032028
Description: xiv, 342 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Society and economic life / Martin Daunton --
Public life and politics / Colin Matthew --
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.
Series Title: Short Oxford history of the British Isles.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Matthew.
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