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Published: 07 May 2015

444 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198728481

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Victorian Political Culture

'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Angus Hawkins

  • An original exploration of the distinctive values and cultures behind the political and constitutional transformations of the Victorian age
  • Examines the development of political parties and public understanding of parliament, elections, public opinion, and democracy
  • Shows the role which moral communities played in the shaping of British political culture
  • Draws on contemporary literature, theology, and science, as well as political speeches and writings
  • Provides a corrective to conventional views of the period, emphasizing a dominant Liberal ideology, increasing secularisation, and growing individualism