Martin Hewitt's An Age of Equipoise? Reassessing mid-Victorian Britain PDF

By Martin Hewitt

ISBN-10: 0754602575

ISBN-13: 9780754602576

The Age of Equipoise via W.L Burn was once released in 1964 and have become a crucial textual content within the canon of interpretations of the Victorian interval. The ebook accordingly fell out of favour yet fresh claims to set up a brand new interpretative average have, ironically, triggered reviewers to forged again to Burn's paintings because the orthodox common opposed to which such claims may be judged. The essays during this quantity by way of British and American individuals all have interaction, to various levels, with the suggestion of 'equipoise' and the way it may possibly support to light up the mid-Victorian interval in methods which replacement formulations can't. a number of the chapters improve arguments embedded in Burn's personal ebook; others absorb matters mostly absent within the Age of Equipoise, similar to the location of youngsters, Britain's interplay with the broader global, and the threats the interval skilled to its thought of masculine identification. jointly the essays reveal the intricacy and turbulence of the forces of solidarity in Victorian society, besides the luck of that tradition in attaining a operating, if transferring, modus vivendi. in addition, they substantiate the argument that, regardless of the boundaries of Burn's paintings, 'equipoise' merits rehabilitation as a strong conceptual framework for making experience of mid-Victorian Britain. concerning the Editor: Martin Hewitt is Director of the Leeds Centre for Victorian reviews and editor of the magazine of Victorian tradition. With Robert Poole he has lately produced an variation of The Diaries of Samuel Bamford, 1858-61 (Sutton, 2000).

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