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Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies

About the Series

The long eighteenth century sits as a pivotal point between the early-modern and modern worlds. By actively encouraging an international focus for the series over all, both in terms of wide-ranging geographical topics and authorial locations, the series aims to feature cutting-edge research from established and recent scholars, and capitalize on the breadth of themes and topics that new approaches to research in the period reveal. This series provides a forum for recent and established historians to present new research and explore fresh approaches to culture and society in the long eighteenth century. As a crucial period of transition, the period saw developments that shaped perceptions of the place of the individual and the collective in the construction of the modern world. Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies is a series that is globally ambitious in scope and broad in its desire to publish cutting-edge research that takes an innovative, multi-vocal and increasingly holistic approach to the period. The series will be particularly sensitive to questions of gender and class, but aims to embrace and explore a variety of fresh approaches and methodologies.

This series wishes to become the first point of call for scholars and students interested in this period by capturing, promoting and disseminating exciting new socio-cultural research. The editors seek proposals for book-length studies from individual or multiple authors that focus on aspects of British, European or transnational culture and society for the period c.1680–1850. While proposals for regional/national case studies are welcome, all authors in the series will be expected to situate their research, historically and historiographically, in a wider international framework in order to ensure that it is accessible to students as well as scholars. Theoretically informed research will need to be presented clearly and accessibly. We envision volumes of 90,000–120,000 words in length (inclusive) and illustrated with c.15 – 20 images.

Series Editors:

Elaine Chalus: [email protected]

Deborah Simonton: [email protected]

16 Series Titles

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Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Eighteenth-Century Sweden Fashioning Difference

Sartorial Practices and Social Order in Eighteenth-Century Sweden: Fashioning Difference

1st Edition

By Mikael Alm
January 09, 2023

The interplay between clothes and social order in early modern societies is well known. Differences in dress and hierarchies of appearances coincided with and structured social hierarchies and notions of difference. However, clothes did not merely reproduce set social patterns. They were agents of ...

Monarchy, Print Culture, and Reverence in Early Modern England Picturing Royal Subjects

Monarchy, Print Culture, and Reverence in Early Modern England: Picturing Royal Subjects

1st Edition

By Stephanie E. Koscak
April 15, 2020

This richly illustrated and interdisciplinary study examines the commercial mediation of royalism through print and visual culture from the second half of the seventeenth century. The rapidly growing marketplace of books, periodicals, pictures, and material objects brought the spectacle of monarchy...

Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination

Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination

1st Edition

Edited By Victoria Barnett-Woods
April 28, 2020

Cultural Economies explores the dynamic intersection of material culture and transatlantic formations of "capital" in the long eighteenth century. It brings together two cutting-edge fields of inquiry—Material Studies and Atlantic Studies—into a generative collection of essays that investigate ...

Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England Bodies, Identities, and Power

Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England: Bodies, Identities, and Power

1st Edition

By Soile Ylivuori
October 23, 2018

This first in-depth study of women’s politeness examines the complex relationship individuals had with the discursive ideals of polite femininity. Contextualising women’s autobiographical writings (journals and letters) with a wide range of eighteenth-century printed didactic material, it analyses ...

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