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The complete list of Taylor & Francis titles reviewed as Essential, Highly Recommended, and Recommended by CHOICE Magazine from 2012 to the current issue.


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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

  • 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

  • Modeling and Simulation

    Challenges and Best Practices for Industry, 1st Edition

    By Guillaume Dubois

    Modeling, in the past 60 years, has been constantly evolving and has revolutionized the industrial sector. Its continuous development will still have profound impact in the upcoming future. For big or small companies, modeling is a tool which brings technical improvement and profitability. What is…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27
    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

  • Fascism and the Masses

    The Revolt Against the Last Humans, 1848-1945, 1st Edition

    By Ishay Landa

    Highlighting the "mass" nature of interwar European fascism has long become commonplace. Throughout the years, numerous critics have construed fascism as a phenomenon of mass society, perhaps the ultimate expression of mass politics. This study deconstructs this long-standing perception. It argues…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • 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

  • The Birth of the Athenian Community

    From Solon to Cleisthenes, 1st Edition

    By Sviatoslav Dmitriev

    The Birth of the Athenian Community elucidates the social and political development of Athens in the sixth century, when, as a result of reforms by Solon and Cleisthenes (at the beginning and end of the sixth century, respectively), Athens turned into the most advanced and famous city, or polis, of…

    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

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Militarism and the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe

    1st Edition

    By Robert Drews

    This book argues that the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe essentially began shortly before 1600 BC, when lands rich in natural resources were taken over by military forces from the Eurasian steppe and from southern Caucasia. First were the copper and silver mines (along with good harbors) in Greece,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15

  • The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235-395

    1st Edition

    By Mark Hebblewhite

    With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05

  • 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

  • Oral History Theory

    2nd Edition

    By Lynn Abrams

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

    1st Edition

    By Yohuru Williams

    The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donald R. Hickey, Connie D. Clark

    The War of 1812 ranged over a remarkably large territory, as the fledgling United States battled Great Britain at sea and on land across what is now the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. Native people and the Spanish were also involved in the war’s interrelated conflicts. Often overlooked, the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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

  • Latin American History Goes to the Movies

    Understanding Latin America's Past through Film, 1st Edition

    By Stewart Brewer

    Latin American History Goes to the Movies combines the study of the rich history of Latin America with the medium of feature film. In this concise and accessible book, author Stewart Brewer helps readers understand key themes and issues in Latin American history, from pre-Columbian times to the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Youth and Sexuality in the Twentieth-Century United States

    1st Edition

    By John C. Spurlock

    When did the sexual revolution happen? Most Americans would probably say the 1960s. In reality, young couples were changing the rules of public and private life for decades before. By the early years of the twentieth century, teenagers were increasingly free of adult supervision, and taking control…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The World of Indigenous North America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Warrior

    The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature,…

    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

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