Highly Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Highly Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.


The full list of Routledge History titles reviewed as Highly Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Ward, Andrew E. G. Jonas, Byron Miller, David Wilson

    The Routledge Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for urban politics. The scope of this handbook’s coverage and contributions engages with and reflects upon the most important, innovative and recent critical developments to the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600–800)

    An Island in Transition, 1st Edition

    By Luca Zavagno

    Research on early medieval Cyprus has focused on the late antique "golden age" (late fourth/early fifth to seventh century) and the so-called Byzantine "Reconquista" (post-AD 965) while overlooking the intervening period. This phase was characterized, supposedly, by the division of the political…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Forms, Souls, and Embryos

    Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction, 1st Edition

    By James Wilberding

    Forms, Souls, and Embryos allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945

    "Aliens in Uniform" in Wartime Societies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric Storm, Ali Al Tuma

    During the first half of the twentieth century, European countries witnessed the arrival of hundreds of thousands of colonial soldiers fighting in European territory (First and Second World War and Spanish Civil War) and coming into contact with European society and culture. For many Europeans,…

    Hardback – 2016-01-06
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Forrest, Matthias Middell

    The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge Companions

  • The English Revolution and the Roots of Environmental Change

    The Changing Concept of the Land in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    By George Yerby

    This study brings a new perspective to a pivotal debate: the causes of the English Revolution. It pinpoints the economic motives behind the opposition to the crown, and shows their connection to the changing mind-set and political transitions of the time. Distinctively, it identifies the radicalism…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • The Atlantic Connection

    A History of the Atlantic World, 1450-1900, 1st Edition

    By Anna Suranyi

    Focusing on the interconnections of the Atlantic world from 1450-1900, The Atlantic Connection examines the major themes of Atlantic history. During this period, ships, goods, diseases, human beings and ideas flowed across the ocean, tying together the Atlantic basin in a complex web of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-28

  • Key Issues in Historical Theory

    1st Edition

    By Herman Paul

    Key Issues in Historical Theory is a fresh, clear and well-grounded introduction to this vibrant field of inquiry, incorporating many examples from novels, paintings, music, and political debates. The book expertly engages the reader in discussions of what history is, how people relate to the past…

    Paperback – 2015-03-16

  • Antifascism After Hitler

    East German Youth and Socialist Memory, 1949-1989, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Plum

    Antifascism After Hitler investigates the antifascist stories, memory sites and youth reception that were critical to the success of political education in East German schools and extracurricular activities. As the German Democratic Republic (GDR) promoted national identity and socialist…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman, 1st Edition

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm…

    Paperback – 2015-01-23
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Concrete Demands

    The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century, 1st Edition

    By Rhonda Y. Williams

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11

  • America's Urban History

    1st Edition

    By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13

  • The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

    The Colonial Period to 1877, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christos G. Frentzos, Antonio S. Thompson

    The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of…

    Hardback – 2014-08-27

  • A Queer Capital

    A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C., 1st Edition

    By Genny Beemyn

    Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-07

  • A History of British Elections since 1689

    1st Edition

    By Chris Cook, John Stevenson

    A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day. The main focus is on general elections and associated by-elections, but Chris Cook and John Stevenson…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25

  • Muslims and Crusaders

    Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources, 1st Edition

    By Niall Christie

    Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Seminar Studies

  • Invisible Stars

    A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting, 2nd Edition

    By Donna Halper

    Invisible Stars was the first book to recognize that women have always played an important part in American electronic media. The emphasis is on social history, as the author skillfully explains how the changing role of women in different eras influenced their participation in broadcasting. This is…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30

  • The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    America's Experience in the Global Health Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Opdycke

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and imposed terrible challenges on communities across the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-19
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

    1st Edition

    By A E Redgate

    Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons to poems, and other evidence to demonstrate the centrality of Christianity and the…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    Religion, Politics and Society in Britain

  • The Historical Origins of Terrorism in America

    1644-1880, 1st Edition

    By Robert Kumamoto

    When we think of American terrorism, it is modern, individual terrorists such as Timothy McVeigh that typically spring to mind. But terrorism has existed in America since the earliest days of the colonies, when small groups participated in organized and unlawful violence in the hope of creating a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20

  • Color Matters

    Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood

    In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-09
    New Directions in American History

  • The Medieval Church

    A Brief History, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph Lynch

    The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being…

    Paperback – 2013-10-17

  • The French Revolution

    Faith, Desire and Politics, 1st Edition

    The French Revolution was one of the greatest events in world history, filled with remarkable characters and dramatic events. From its beginning in 1789 to the Reign of Terror in 1793–94, and through the ups and downs of the Directory era that followed, the Revolution showed humanity at its…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04

  • The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe

    1090-1500, 1st Edition

    By Emilia Jamroziak

    The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe offers an accessible and engaging history of the Order from its beginnings in the twelfth century through to the early sixteenth century. Unlike most other existing volumes on this subject it gives a nuanced analysis of the late medieval Cistercian experience…

    Paperback – 2013-08-22
    The Medieval World

  • Unspeakable Awfulness

    America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth D. Rose

    The late nineteenth century was a golden age for European travel in the United States. For prosperous Europeans, a journey to America was a fresh alternative to the more familiar ‘Grand Tour’ of their own continent, promising encounters with a vast, wild landscape, and with people whose culture was…

    Paperback – 2013-07-22

  • The Economic Civil Rights Movement

    African Americans and the Struggle for Economic Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Ezra

    Economic inequalities have been perhaps the most enduring problem facing African Americans since the civil rights movement, despite the attention they have received from activists. Although the civil rights movement dealt successfully with injustices like disenfranchisement and segregated public…

    Hardback – 2013-03-26
    Routledge Studies in African American History

  • A Social History of Twentieth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    By Béla Tomka

    A Social History of Twentieth-Century Europe offers a systematic overview on major aspects of social life, including population, family and households, social inequalities and mobility, the welfare state, work, consumption and leisure, social cleavages in politics, urbanization as well as education…

    Paperback – 2013-03-13

  • The Political Worlds of Women

    Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Richardson

    Traditional analyses of nineteenth-century politics have assigned women a peripheral role. By adopting a broader interpretation of political participation, the author identifies how middle-class women were able to contribute to political affairs in the nineteenth century. Examining the contribution…

    Hardback – 2013-03-12
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement

    1st Edition

    By Premilla Nadasen

    The welfare rights movement was an interracial protest movement of poor women on AFDC who demanded reform of welfare policy, greater respect and dignity, and financial support to properly raise and care for their children. In short, they pushed for a right to welfare. Lasting from the early 1960s…

    Paperback – 2011-12-21
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • Science in World History

    1st Edition

    By James Trefil

    In Science in World History, James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social…

    Paperback – 2011-11-09
    Themes in World History

  • China and the World since 1945

    An International History, 1st Edition

    By Chi-kwan Mark

    The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the ‘century…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02
    The Making of the Contemporary World