Victorian Values: A Joint Symposium of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorT C Smout

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In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about Victorian values. This collection of papers attempts to sift through the myths to illustrate how the reality of the Victorian age differs from modern perceptions. Of particular relevance is Raphael Samuel's important examinationof Mrs Thatcher's use of the concept, while other papers shed light on Victorian issues, from the Scotland of Samuel Smiles to the position of women.

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In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about Victorian values. This collection of papers attempts to sift through the myths to illustrate how the reality of the Victorian age differs from modern perceptions. Of particular relevance is Raphael Samuel's important examinationof Mrs Thatcher's use of the concept, while...

T.C. Smout is Professor of Scottish History, University of St Andrews.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

T C Smout: IntroductionRaphael Samuel: Mrs Thatcher's Return to Victorian ValuesR J Morris: Victorian Values in Scotland and EnglandM Girouard: Victorian Values and the Upper ClassesStewart J Brown: Thomas Chalmers and the Communal Ideal in Victorian ScotlandClyde Binfield: 'I suppose you are not a Baptist or a Roman Catholic?': Nonconformity's True ConformityValentine Cunningham: Goodness and Goods: Victorian Literature and Values for the Middle Class ReaderPeter J Bowler: Darwinism and Victorian Values: Threat or OpportunityW F Bynum: Medical Values in a Commercial AgeJ Harris: Victorian Values and the Founders of the Welfare StateM A Crowther: The WorkhouseAnne Digby: Victorian Values and Women and Public and PrivateA J P Kenny: Some Concluding Thoughts

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'valuable publication'Norman McCord, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, The Historical Association 1994