Archivi tag: epoca vittoriana

Database di xilografie inglesi di epoca vittoriana


DMVI – Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration è un database che contiene la riproduzione di 868 incisioni pubblicate come illustrazioni di opere lettararie intorno all’anno 1862. I record contengono dati bibliografici e iconografici.

The Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration (DMVI) contains records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details, as well as the ability for users to view images at exceptionally high quality.

The database is the culmination of a three-year project, based in Cardiff University’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

The database can be queried by three search methods:

  • Keyword search: this allows for a very generalised and broad analysis to be conducted.
  • Advanced search: this method queries the database using a variety of bibliographic criteria.
  • Browse iconography: click here to view images by iconographic classification.

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I diari della Regina Vittoria sono consultabili online (fino a luglio 2012)

Da pochi giorni (e per un periodo di tempo limitato) sono consultabili gratuitamente online le riproduzioni digitali di tutti i diari personali della Regina Vittoria, che regnò dal 1837 al 1901.

I diari, mai pubblicati finora nella loro interezza e accessibili su appuntamento presso i Royal Archives (castello di Windsor), saranno consultabili senza restrizioni fino a luglio 2012. Dopo quella data l’accesso rimarrà gratuito solo entro i confini del Regno Unito e, al di fuori di essi, per gli utenti di alcune biblioteche selezionate.

I diari, raccolti in volumi rilegati (141 in tutto) sono in parte scritti di pugno dalla Regina Vittoria (13 volumi) ma per la maggior parte sono stati trascritti dopo la sua morte dalla figlia più giovane, la Principessa Beatrice.

Rappresentano una preziosa testimonianza per gli storici dell’epoca vittoriana e di tutto l’Ottocento.

Queen Victoria was the longest serving British monarch, reigning as Queen from 1837 to 1901 and as Empress of India from 1877. In total 141 volumes of her journal survive, numbering 43,765 pages. They have never before been published in their entirety and have hitherto only been accessible to scholars by appointment at the Royal Archives. Edited excerpts have been published in print but they cover only a fraction of the whole.

As well as detailing household and family matters, the journals reflect affairs of state, describe meetings with statesmen and other eminent figures, and comment on the literature of the day. They represent a valuable primary source for scholars of nineteenth century British political and social history and for those working on gender and autobiographical writing.

These diaries cover the period from Queen Victoria’s childhood days to her Accession to the Throne, marriage to Prince Albert, and later, her Golden and Diamond Jubilees.

Thirteen volumes in Victoria’s own hand survive, and the majority of the remaining volumes were transcribed after Queen Victoria’s death by her youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, on her mother’s instructions.

For a limited time, this online collection is being made available for free to users around the world.

From July 2012 onwards it will remain freely available in perpetuity to all users within the United Kingdom as well as some specific libraries elsewhere.

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