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Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Adelene Buckland and Sadiah Qureshi


The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of their preoccupations with the past were unprecedented and of lasting importance. The Victorians paved the way for our modern disciplines, discovered the primeval monsters we now call the dinosaurs, and built many of Britain’s most important national museums and galleries. To a large degree, they created the perceptual frameworks through which we continue to understand the past. Out of their discoveries, new histo ... More

Keywords: British history, Irish history, history of ideas, history of technology, history of science, Victorian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226676654
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adelene Buckland, editor
King's College London

Sadiah Qureshi, editor
University of Birmingham

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Part One: Narratives

3 The World Beneath Our Feet

Adelene Buckland

Part Two: Origins

4 Ad Fontes

Simon Goldhill

5 In the Beginning

Helen Brookman

6 Under False Pretenses

Astrid Swenson

7 Through the Proscenium Arch

Rachel Bryant Davies

Part Three: Time in Transit

8 On Pilgrimage

Michael Ledger-Lomas

9 Across the Divide

David Gange

10 At Sea

Clare Pettitt

Part Four: Unfinished Business

11 Looking Forward

Jocelyn Paul Betts

12 How We Got Here

Daniel C. S. Wilson