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Victorian periodicals, HiPPo, databases


This essay is a revised introduction to an expanded database and reference work containing accounts, reviews, and analyses of history published Victorian periodicals – magazines, journals and reviews aimed at various reading publics. An initial tranche of records, limited to fifteen periodicals, was released in the spring of 2012, and this late-2014 release completes the project. The genres of historical writing include book reviews, scholarly narratives, anecdotes, comic and satiric discourse, and other kinds of text, all building on Victorian Britons’ preoccupation with the past of their own country, of their empire and of the world

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