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Politics and culture in Victorian Britain : essays in memory of Colin Matthew

Author: Peter Ghosh; Lawrence Goldman; H C G Matthew
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"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  Read more...
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Politics and culture in Victorian Britain.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607811902
Named Person: H C G Matthew
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ghosh; Lawrence Goldman; H C G Matthew
ISBN: 0199253455 9780199253456
OCLC Number: 61758545
Description: vi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A brief word on "politics" and "culture" / Peter Ghosh and Lawrence Goldman --
Colin Matthew (1941-1999) / Boyd Hilton --
Colin Matthew : a memoir / Ross McKibbin --
Colin Matthew : a bibliography / Peter Ghosh and Lawrence Goldman --
Gladstone and Peel / Peter Ghosh --
Gladstone and a liberal theory of international relations / Martin Ceadel --
The enfranchisement of the urban poor in late-Victorian Britain / John Davis --
The defection of the middle class : the Endowed Schools Act, the Liberal Party and the 1874 election / Lawrence Goldman --
Liberal passions : reason and emotion in late- and post-Victorian liberal thought / Michael Freeden --
The Church of England and women's higher education, c. 1840-1914 / Janet Howarth --
Protestant histories : James Anthony Froude, partisanship, and national identity / Jane Garnett --
Roman candles : Catholic converts among authors in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain / Philip Waller --
Scenes from professional life : medicine, moral conduct, and interconnectedness in Middlemarch / Margaret Pelling --
Victorian interpretations of Thomas Hobbes / Jose Harris.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Ghosh and Lawrence Goldman.
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How and why should we study Victorian Britain? The answer to this question is quite straightforward. It was the Victorian contribution to modern politics which stood out above all else. This book  Read more...

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