Eca de Queiros' work has primarily been studied within the context of French literature and culture.This book presents a different Eca. Focusing on the years that he lived in Paris, it demonstrates how the periodicals he himself conceived and edited were modeled on dozens of Victorian ones such as the Contemporary Review, the Review of Reviews or the Idler, as well as on some American ones such as the Forum, the Arena, and the North American Review. This book shows us an Eca who is undeniably an Anglophile, an Eca long seduced by the diversity and originality of English thought, an Eca increasingly distant from the French cultural model which had marked his education. This is a paradigm that, while in England (from 1874 to 1888), he perceives as being too restrictive if it were not complemented by the vast Anglo-Saxon universe which he was given to discover and for which he nurtures a greater fascination, or we could even say a greater passion, than that to which critics and he himself are willing to admit. Teresa Pinto Coelho is Full Professor and Chair in Anglo-Portuguese Studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
In The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine some of the world's leading scholars, in a wide range of disciplines, come together to consider the extraordinary achievement of Sir Henry Maine, sometime Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1877-1888) and one of the most powerful and original minds of the Victorian age. The disciplinary range and scholarly stature of the contributors is itself testimony to the fascination of Maine's work which, after a period of relative neglect, is now recognized as a unique and fecund contribution to the development of social scientific study. The book is divided into four sections, dealing with the principal strands of Maine's life and writing, viz. his views on social and political progress, his anthropological and social scientific works, his legal and jurisprudential thought and finally his writings on Indian affairs, the product (in part) of his experiences as the legal member of Council of the Governor-General from 1862 to 1869.
This title covers sex, gender, charity and class in Victorian Britain. This volume seeks to address the questions of poverty, charity, and public welfare, taking the nineteenth-century London Foundling Hospital as its focus. It delineates the social rules that constructed the gendered world of the Victorian age, and uses 'respectability' as a factor for analysis: the women who successfully petitioned the Foundling Hospital for admission of their infants were not East End prostitutes, but rather unmarried women, often domestic servants, determined to maintain social respectability. The administrators of the Foundling Hospital reviewed over two hundred petitions annually; deliberated on about one hundred cases; and, accepted not more than 25 per cent of all cases. Using primary material from the Foundling Hospital's extensive archives, this study moves methodically from the broad social and geographical context of London and the Foundling Hospital itself, to the micro-historical case data of individual mothers and infants.