This series aims to present both case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives on the subject. It is not confined to any particular period or school of thought and seeks to provide a broad range of topics and events from around the world.
British Representations of the Middle East in the Exhibition Space, 1850–1932 Race, Gender, and Morality
The Power of Neo-Slave Fiction and Public History From Slavery to the Enslaved
Frameworks of Time in Rousseau
Body, Self and Melancholy The Self-Narratives and Life of the Nobleman Osvaldo Ercole Trapp (1634-1710)
By Holly O'Farrell
November 10, 2023
This volume analyses British exhibitions of Middle Eastern (particularly ancient Egyptian and Persian) artefacts during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – examining how these exhibitions defined British self image in response to the Middle Eastern ‘other’. This study is an original ...
By Maarten Couttenier
November 03, 2023
This books examines the history of Belgian physical anthropology in the long nineteenth century and discusses how the notion of ‘race’ structured Belgian pasts and presents as well as relations between metropole and empire. In a context of competing European nationalisms, Belgian anthropologists ...
By Grant Rodwell
October 13, 2023
Professional historians, schools, colleges and universities are not alone in shaping higher-order understanding of history. The central thesis of this book is the belief historical fiction in text and film shape attitudes towards an understanding of history as it moves the focus from slavery to the...
By Jason Neidleman, Masano Yamashita
October 12, 2023
Frameworks of Time in Rousseau explores the ways in which Jean-Jacques Rousseau envisaged time as a diagnostic tool for understanding the state of society and the predicaments of modernity. Central to his conceptualization of both nature and history, time also plays a unique role in Rousseau’s ...
By Barbara Korte, Anna Karina Sennefelder
September 25, 2023
The nexus between travel, writing and media in the contemporary world is dense: travel practice is increasingly interwoven with media; representations in old and new media are co-present and converge. Digitisation has had a profound impact on the practice and mediation of travel, but this ...
By Sandra Ataíde Lobo, Jessica Falconi, Remy Dias, Dave A. Smith
September 22, 2023
This book clarifies the crucial role of periodical press in the advance of colonial print cultures and public debates in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Colonial Periodical Press in the Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions is a venture of the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical ...
By Siglinde Clementi
September 01, 2023
This book addresses early modern concepts of the body and the self – focussing on three self-narratives authored by the nobleman Osvaldo Ercole Trapp (1634–1710), a body description from head to foot, autobiographical writings, and a brief chronicle of the House of Trapp-Caldonazzo. Approaching ...
By Adrian Wesołowski
August 29, 2023
This volume, an original combination of biography, cultural history, and media studies, investigates the first moment in history when philanthropy was used as a self-standing claim to fame and philanthropists started being considered as a distinct breed of public figures. In its search for the ...
By Clara Serrano, Sergio Neto
August 04, 2023
This book focuses on the Russian Revolution of 1917, the legacy of the First World War, and Mussolini and Italian fascism – offering an important overview of the major themes of the early 20th century. Using a methodical approach and employing a wide range of sources, the nine chapters provide a ...
By Rita d’Errico, Stefano Magagnoli, Peter Scholliers, Peter J. Atkins
June 07, 2023
This book focuses on food and meals consumed during travel since the transport revolution and examines the ways in which the introduction of new forms of transport (propelled by steam and petrol engines), not only affected the way people travel but also led to a transformation in the way we eat. ...
By Catherine Watts
June 05, 2023
Have you ever looked at a word and thought: ‘I wonder where that came from’? You might well find the answer in this book, which considers the origin and formation of some of the many thousands of new words that were coined in English during the nineteenth century in the broad field of ‘science’. ...
By John R. Decker, Mitzi Kirkland-Ives
May 31, 2023
Early modern audiences, readerships, and viewerships were not homogenous. Differences in status, education, language, wealth, and experience (to name only a few variables) could influence how a group of people, or a particular person, received and made sense of sermons, public proclamations, ...