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MARCH, 1997


Victorian Web

Information on the Victorian time period of history.

Sharp, distinct graphics. Simple colors.

Each section is clearly marked and divided. Menu button back to home page on each page.

"The Victorian age was not one, not single, simple, or unified, only in part because Victoria's reign lasted so long that it comprised several periods". Victorian (technically used to describe events and things from the reign of Queen Victoria), actually have slightly different nuances depending on the context. For example, "in science and technology, the Victorians invented the modern idea of invention and in religion, the Victorians experienced a great age of doubt. In literature and the other arts, the Victorians attempted to combine Romantic emphases with Neoclassical ones. In ideology, politics, and society, the Victorians created astonishing innovation and change." As the website states "More than anything else, what makes Victorians Victorian is their sense of social responsibility". The material for Victorian Web comes from Brown University's Context 61 which is a resource for courses in Victorian literature, however, the site does not only cover literature. Information on Social and Political Contexts, Economics, Religion, Philosophy, Visual Arts, Science, Technology, History and Gender Matters can be found as well. Each of these areas provides links to documents on a variety of subtopics for each subject. The section covering gender matters is particularly extensive and divided even further. The amount of information here is staggering but the site is so well designed that it's easy to find what you're looking for.