Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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  • Ecotoxicology

    Perspectives on Key Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, Thiago Estevam Parente

    This book presents an integrated discussion on ecotoxicology, containing both general concepts and specific ecotoxicological issues of major biological groups, extending beyond conventional systems. It explores worldwide, regional, and biocompartmentalized topics, bringing forth new points of view…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18
    CRC Press

  • Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement

    1st Edition

    By Paul Rubinson

    The massive movement against nuclear weapons began with the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945 and lasted throughout the Cold War. Antinuclear protesters of all sorts mobilized in defiance of the move toward nuclear defense in the wake of the Cold War. They influenced U.S. politics,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Routledge Companion to Spatial History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Gregory, Don DeBats, Don Lafreniere

    The Routledge Companion to Spatial History explores the full range of ways in which GIS can be used to study the past, considering key questions such as what types of new knowledge can be developed solely as a consequence of using GIS and how effective GIS can be for different types of research.…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge Companions

  • Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2018

    18th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Europa's comprehensive survey of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. General Survey Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance. Country Surveys Chapters on each country, containing: - essays on its recent history and economy, and a chronology of events - an…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

  • A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe

    450–1066, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Venning

    A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe uses a wide range of both primary and secondary sources to chart the history of Britain and Western Europe, with reference to the Celtic world, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and North America. Extending from the middle of the fifth century to the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16

  • World War Two Legacies in East Asia

    China Remembers the War, 1st Edition

    By Chan Yang

    How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

    1st Edition

    By Kelly Hignett, Melanie Ilic, Dalia Leinarte, Corina Snitar

    Based on extensive original research, including studies of autobiographies and biographies, reminiscences and memoirs, archived oral history data and interviews conducted by the authors, this book provides a rich picture of how women experienced repression in the former Soviet bloc. Although…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Divided Village: The Cold War in the German Borderlands

    1st Edition

    By Jason B. Johnson

    In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: "if anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Minor Knowledge and Microhistory

    Manuscript Culture in the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Sigurdur Gylfi Magnusson, David Olafsson

    This book studies everyday writing practices among ordinary people in a poor rural society in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using the abundance of handwritten material produced, disseminated and consumed some centuries after the advent of print as its research material, the book's focus is on…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The European Witch-Hunt

    1st Edition

    By Julian Goodare

    The European Witch-Hunt seeks to explain why thousands of people, mostly lower-class women, were deliberately tortured and killed in the name of religion and morality during three centuries of intermittent witch-hunting throughout Europe and North America. Combining perspectives from history,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26

  • Magna Carta

    A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zbigniew Rau, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, Marek Tracz-Tryniecki

    To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, Magna Carta provides the central European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political and legal experiences of freedom, from the medieval period to the present day. The…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12

  • Science in the Public Sphere

    A history of lay knowledge and expertise, 1st Edition

    By Agusti Nieto-Galan

    Science in the Public Sphere presents a broad yet detailed picture of the history of science popularization from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. Global in focus, it provides an original theoretical framework for analysing the political load of science as an instrument of cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-03-24

  • Social Thought in England, 1480-1730

    From Body Social to Worldly Wealth, 1st Edition

    By A.L. Beier

    Authorities ranging from philosophers to politicians nowadays question the existence of concepts of society, whether in the present or the past. This book argues that social concepts most definitely existed in late medieval and early modern England, laying the foundations for modern models of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Consuming History

    Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Jerome de Groot

    Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17

  • Queen Victoria

    1st Edition

    By Paula Bartley

    Paula Bartley’s Queen Victoria examines Victorian Britain from the perspective of the Queen. Victoria’s personal and political actions are discussed in relation to contemporary shifts in Britain’s society, politics and culture, examining to what extent they did – or did not – influence events…

    Paperback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb

    Nuclear Weapons and the Transformation of Warfare, 1st Edition

    By Albert I Berger

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons – and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-12

  • The Global Lives of Things

    The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Anne Gerritsen, Giorgio Riello

    The Global Lives of Things considers the ways in which ‘things’, ranging from commodities to works of art and precious materials, participated in the shaping of global connections in the period 1400-1800. By focusing on the material exchange between Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01

  • Aging in World History

    1st Edition

    By David G. Troyansky

    In Aging in World History, David G. Troyansky presents the first global history of aging. At a time when demographic aging has become a source of worldwide concern, and more people are reaching an advanced age than ever before, the history of old age helps us understand how we arrived at the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
    Themes in World History

  • Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe

    The European Historic Towns Atlas Project, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard B. Clarke, Anngret Simms

    This volume is based on possibly the biggest single Europe-wide project in urban history. In 1955 the International Commission for the History of Towns established the European historic towns atlas project in accordance with a common scheme in order to encourage comparative urban studies. Although…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28

  • A Brief History of Pharmacy

    Humanity's Search for Wellness, 1st Edition

    By Bob Zebroski

    Pharmacy has become an integral part of our lives. Nearly half of all 300 million Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, accounting for $250 billion per year in sales in the US alone. And this number doesn't even include the over-the-counter medications or health aids that are taken.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24

  • Australia Circumnavigated

    The Voyage of Matthew Flinders in HMS Investigator, 1801-1803. Volume I, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Morgan

    This two-volume work provides the first edited publication of Matthew Flinders’s fair journals from the circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-1803 in HMS Investigator, and of the ’Memoir’ he wrote to accompany his journals and charts. These are among the most important primary texts in Australian…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Hakluyt Society, Third Series

  • Women in Higher Education, 1850-1970

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by E. Lisa Panayotidis, Paul Stortz

    This edited collection illustrates the way in which women’s experiences of academe could be both contextually diverse but historically and culturally similar. It looks at both the micro (individual women and universities) and macro-level (comparative analyses among regions and countries) within…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Remaking History

    The Past in Contemporary Historical Fictions, 1st Edition

    By Jerome De Groot

    Remaking History considers the ways that historical fictions of all kinds enable a complex engagement with the past. Popular historical texts including films, television and novels, along with cultural phenomena such as superheroes and vampires, broker relationships to ‘history’, while also…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04

  • Henry VI

    1st Edition

    By David Grummitt

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house’s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political…

    Paperback – 2015-05-18
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • A Chronology of the Crusades

    1st Edition

    By Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan

    A Chronology of the Crusades provides a day-by-day development of the Crusading movement, the Crusades and the states created by them through the medieval period. Beginning in the run-up to the First Crusade in 1095, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and ending with the Turkish attack on…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05

  • The Global Atlantic

    1400 to 1900, 1st Edition

    By Christoph Strobel

    The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-02-23

  • The Atlantic World

    1st Edition

    Edited by D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, William O'Reilly

    As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years. In over thirty chapters, all written by experts in the field, The Atlantic World takes up…

    Hardback – 2014-12-22
    Routledge Worlds

  • Turkey and the Rescue of European Jews

    1st Edition

    By I. Izzet Bahar

    This book exposes Turkish policies concerning European Jews during the Hitler era, focusing on three events: 1. The recruitment of German Jewish scholars by the Turkish government after Hitler came to power, 2. The fate of Jews of Turkish origin in German-controlled France during WWII, 3. The…

    Hardback – 2014-12-19
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Weindling

    A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations, The History of Healthcare in Public and Private examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety of changing social arrangements in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09

  • The Fin-de-Siècle World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Saler

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval…

    Hardback – 2014-11-26
    Routledge Worlds

  • South Asia's Modern History

    Thematic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Michael Mann

    This comprehensive history of modern South Asia explores the historical development of the Subcontinent from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day from local and regional, as opposed to European, perspectives. Michael Mann charts the role of emerging states within the Mughal…

    Paperback – 2014-10-15

  • Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952

    Grappling with the Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Anderson, Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

    Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims of Francoist violence remain to be exhumed from mass graves and given a dignified burial,…

    Hardback – 2014-10-10
    Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

  • Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America, 1st Edition

    By James H. Broussard

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Expedition into Empire

    Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Thomas

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • A History of Global Consumption

    1500 - 1800, 1st Edition

    By Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

    In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19

  • Remembering Genocide

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nigel Eltringham, Pam Maclean

    In Remembering Genocide an international group of scholars draw on current research from a range of disciplines to explore how communities throughout the world remember genocide. Whether coming to terms with atrocities committed in Namibia and Rwanda, Australia, Canada, the Punjab, Armenia,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Remembering the Modern World

  • The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture, 1st Edition

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention.…

    Paperback – 2014-05-07
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Old World Empires

    Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia, 1st Edition

    By Ilhan Niaz

    This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible…

    Hardback – 2014-04-02
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Peace in World History

    1st Edition

    By Peter N. Stearns

    In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-27
    Themes in World History

  • Crafting Preservation Criteria

    The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation, 1st Edition

    By John H. Sprinkle, Jr.

    In 1966, American historic preservation was transformed by the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, which created a National Register of Historic Places. Now comprising more than 1.4 million historic properties across the country, the National Register is the official federal list of…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14

  • Bill Clinton

    Building a Bridge to the New Millennium, 1st Edition

    By David H. Bennett

    In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent…

    Paperback – 2013-12-14
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Homestead Strike

    Labor, Violence, and American Industry, 1st Edition

    By Paul Kahan

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. The confrontation at Homestead was a turning point…

    Paperback – 2013-12-14
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Atlas of Early Modern Britain, 1485-1715

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Daniell

    The Atlas of Early Modern Britain presents a unique visual survey of British history from the end of the Wars of the Roses through to the accession of George I in 1715. Featuring 117 maps, accompanied throughout by straightforward commentary and analysis, the atlas begins with a geographical…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29

  • Harry S. Truman

    The Coming of the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Nicole L. Anslover

    Harry S. Truman presided over one of the most challenging times in American history—the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold War. Thrust into the presidency after Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office, Truman oversaw the transition to a new, post-war world in which the United States wielded…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Long Reconstruction

    The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory, 1st Edition

    By Frank J. Wetta, Martin A. Novelli

    A century and a half after the Civil War, Americans are still dealing with the legacies of the conflict and Reconstruction, including the many myths and legends spawned by these events. The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory brings together history and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-13

  • A New History of Asian America

    1st Edition

    By Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

    A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history, highlighting the distinctive nature of the…

    Paperback – 2013-09-03

  • Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Lewis

    Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England explores the dynamic between kingship and masculinity in fifteenth century England, with a particular focus on Henry V and Henry VI. The role of gender in the rhetoric and practice of medieval kingship is still largely unexplored by medieval…

    Paperback – 2013-08-27

  • Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence of Islamic movements in the modern world and the main thinkers that inspired them.…

    Paperback – 2013-08-15
    The Making of the Contemporary World