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  • Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Agnieszka Mrozik, Stanislav Holubec

    Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception: The theory of human history constitutes a substantial part of Karl Marx’s and Friedrich Engels’s writings, and the movement inspired by them very soon…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • A Walk across Africa

    J. A. Grant's Account of the Nile Expedition of 1860–1863, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roy Bridges

    The Nile Expedition of 1860–1863 was one of the most important exploratory expeditions made in the nineteenth century. The long-debated question of the location of the source of the Nile was answered (despite continuing arguments) and the venture had important historical consequences. Earlier…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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    Hakluyt Society, Third Series

  • America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

    1st Edition

    By David Mayers

    The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Mongols and the West

    1221-1410, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Jackson

    The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-16
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    The Medieval World

  • Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540

    1st Edition

    By C. B. Phillips

    This series, fully illustrated with maps and half-tones, is written for general readers as well as the student. In illuminating the anonymous lives of our predecessors it will, when complete, substantially enrich our understanding of the many histories which together make up the history of England.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16
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  • The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain

    Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patricia Skinner, Theresa Tyers

    What was a "garden" in medieval and early modern British culture and how was it imagined? How did it change as Europe opened up to the wider world from the 16th century onwards? In a series of fresh approaches to these questions, the contributors offer chapters that identify and discuss…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Cardinal Isidore (c.1390–1462)

    A Late Byzantine Scholar, Warlord, and Prelate, 1st Edition

    By Marios Philippides, Walter K. Hanak

    A member of the imperial Palaiologan family, albeit most probably illegitimate, Isidore became a scholar at a young age and began his rise in the Byzantine ecclesiastical ranks. He was an active advocate of the union of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches in Constantinople. His military exploits,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12
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  • Disciplining History

    Censorship, Theory and Historical Discourse in Early Modern Spain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cesc Esteve

    The overall purpose of the studies collected together in this volume is to explain the shaping of Hispanic historiography in the Early Modern period by examining the continuities and discursive complicities between the writing, criticism, theory and censorship of history. This book sheds light on…

    Hardback – 2018-03-09
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  • The Restless City

    A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Joanne Reitano

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
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  • Preaching the Crusades to the Eastern Mediterranean

    Propaganda, Liturgy and Diplomacy, 1305–1352, 1st Edition

    By Constantinos Georgiou

    Preaching was an integral part of the crusade movement. This book focuses on the efforts of the first four Avignon popes to organize crusade preaching campaigns to the Eastern Mediterranean and on the role of the secular and regular clergy in their implementation. Historians have treated the fall…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Exorbitant Expectations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi J.S. Tworek

    International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is the first volume to explore the historical relationship between international organizations and the media. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and coming up to the 1990s, the volume shows how people around…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jelena Bogdanovic

    Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium seeks to reveal Christian understanding of the body and sacred space in the medieval Mediterranean. Case studies examine encounters with the holy through the perspective of the human body and sensory dimensions of sacred space…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joanne Miyang Cho

    This volume contributes to an emerging field of Asian German Studies by bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from international scholars working in a variety of disciplines. The chapters survey transnational encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900. By rejecting traditional…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Routledge History of Global War and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich

    The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically…

    Hardback – 2018-03-02
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    Routledge Histories

  • Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000

    A Small Country on the Global Scene, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruud van Dijk, Samuël Kruizinga, Vincent Kuitenbrouwer, Rimko van der Maar

    This book seeks to launch a new research agenda for the historiography of Dutch foreign relations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It does so in two important ways. First, it broadens the analytical perspective to include a variety of non-state actors beyond politicians and diplomats.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-02
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    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Journalism and the American Experience

    1st Edition

    By Bruce J. Evensen

    Journalism and the American Experience offers a comprehensive examination of the critical role journalism has played in the struggle over America’s democratic institutions and culture. Journalism is central to the story of the nation’s founding and has continued to influence and shape debates over…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
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  • The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Dowd

    This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, the Irish in America underwent a period of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties

    Between Protest and Nation-Building, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, Joanna Waley-Cohen

    ‘This extraordinary collection is a game-changer. Featuring the cutting-edge work of over forty scholars from across the globe, The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties is breathtaking in its range, incisive in analyses, and revolutionary in method and evidence. Here, fifty years after that…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16
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  • In The Shadows of Glories Past

    Jihad for Modern Science in Muslim Societies, 1850 to The Arab Spring, 1st Edition

    By John W. Livingston

    The title of this volume implies two things: the greatness of the scientific tradition that Muslims had lost, and the power of the West, in whose threatening shadow reformers now labored to modernize in order to defend themselves against those very powers they were taking as models. Copernicus and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
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  • The Medieval World

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Peter Linehan, Janet L. Nelson, Marios Costambeys

    Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period. This second edition includes six additional chapters, covering…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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    Routledge Worlds

  • Hellenomania

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katherine Harloe, Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux

    Hellenomania, the second volume in the MANIA series, presents a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary exploration of the modern reception of ancient Greek material culture in cultural practices ranging from literature to architecture, stage and costume design, painting, sculpture, cinema, and the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08
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    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • The Medieval Roots of Antisemitism

    Continuities and Discontinuities from the Middle Ages to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Adams, Cordelia Heß

    This book presents a fresh approach to the question of the historical continuities and discontinuities of Jew-hatred, juxtaposing chapters dealing with the same phenomenon – one in the pre-modern, one in the modern period. How do the circumstances of interreligious violence differ in…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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  • The King and Commoner Tradition

    Carnivalesque Politics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, 1st Edition

    By Mark Truesdale

    King and Commoner tales were hugely popular across the late medieval and early modern periods, their cultural influence extending from Robin Hood ballads to Shakespearean national histories. This study represents the first detailed exploration of this rich and fascinating literary tradition,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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    Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

  • Migrant Letters

    Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian

    The migrant letter, whether written by family members, lovers, friends, or others, is a document that continues to attract the attention of scholars and general readers alike. What is it about migrant letters that fascinates us? Is it nostalgia for a distant, yet desired past? Is it the consequence…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
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  • Greek Medical Literature and its Readers

    From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium, 1st Edition

    Edited by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Sophia Xenophontos

    This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume’s…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History

    Methodology and Sources, 1st Edition

    By Richard Shaw

    Historians have long relied on Bede’s Ecclesiastical History for their narrative of early Christian Anglo-Saxon England, but what material lay behind Bede’s own narrative? What were his sources and how reliable were they? How much was based on contemporary material? How much on later evidence? What…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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  • The Rise and Fall of British Crusader Medievalism, c.1825–1945

    1st Edition

    By Mike Horswell

    This book investigates the uses of crusader medievalism – the memory of the crusades and crusading rhetoric and imagery – in Britain, from Walter Scott’s The Talisman (1825) to the end of the Second World War. It seeks to understand why and when the crusades and crusading were popular, how they…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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    Advances in Crusades Research

  • Italy Before Italy

    Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860, 1st Edition

    By Marco Soresina

    Italian unification is one of the pivotal events in European history but the period leading up to Risorgimento has often been analysed in less detail. This book focuses on the history of the Italian states between 1815 and 1860 focusing on state institutions, international relations, economic and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02
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    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Third Reich

    5th Edition

    By David G. Williamson

    The Third Reich is a succinct, comprehensive examination of the major debates surrounding this crucial period in modern German history. The character and operation of the Nazi state, and of its global consequences, have been discussed and disputed since 1933. David G. Williamson’s Seminar Studies…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25
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    Seminar Studies

  • Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography

    1st Edition

    By Cornelius Borck

    In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Women, Land Rights and Rural Development

    How Much Land Does a Woman Need?, 1st Edition

    By Esther Kingston-Mann

    The failure to include gender in the economic history of rural development has severely limited our understanding of privatizing, collectivist and colonial economic policies that disrupted and transformed the lives of rural women and men in the modern world. This book is unique in its focus on…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Indigenous Histories of the American South during the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory D. Smithers

    Native Southerners lived in vibrant societies, rich in tradition and cultural sophistication, for thousands of years before the arrival of European colonization in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Over the ensuing centuries, Native Southerners adapted to the presence of Europeans,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • 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
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    Routledge Companions

  • Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900

    5th Edition

    By Clive Emsley

    Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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    Themes In British Social History

  • Christabel Pankhurst

    A Biography, 1st Edition

    By June Purvis

    Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single-sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903 and soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, the determined…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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    Women's and Gender History

  • Hungary since 1945

    1st Edition

    By Árpád von Klimó

    Lying on the political fault line between East and West for the past seventy-five years, the significance of Hungary in geopolitical terms has far outweighed the modest size of its population. This book charts the main events of these tumultuous decades including the 1956 Uprising, the end of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05
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    Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe

  • Shakespeare's Language in Digital Media

    Old Words, New Tools, 1st Edition

    Edited by Janelle Jenstad, Mark Kaethler, Jennifer Roberts-Smith

    The authors of this book ask how digital research tools are changing the ways in which practicing editors historicize Shakespeare's language. Scholars now encounter, interpret, and disseminate Shakespeare's language through an increasing variety of digital resources, including online editions such…

    Hardback – 2018-01-04
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    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Silvia De Renzi, Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Post-mortems may have become a staple of our TV viewing, but the long history of this practice is still little known. This book provides a fresh account of the dissections that took place across early modern Europe on those who had died of a disease or in unclear circumstances. Drawing on different…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Domingo de Soto and the Early Galileo

    Essays on Intellectual History, 1st Edition

    By William A. Wallace

    The unifying theme in this second volume of essays by William A. Wallace to be published in the Variorum series is signaled in the title of the opening paper: 'Domingo de Soto and the Iberian roots of Galileo's science'. The seven essays in the first part provide textual studies of Soto's early…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • Jewish Life in Early Modern Rome

    Challenge, Conversion, and Private Life, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Stow

    The essays in this second volume by Kenneth Stow explore the fate of Jews living in Rome, directly under the eye of the Pope. Most Roman Jews were not immigrants; some had been there before the time of Christ. Nor were they cultural strangers. They spoke (Roman) Italian, ate and dressed as did…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
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  • The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carlos Manuel Salomon

    The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
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    Routledge Histories

  • Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy

    For Love and Money, 1st Edition

    By Howard Tzvi Adelman

    This book examines the role of women in Jewish family negotiations, using the setting of Italy from the end of the Renaissance to the Baroque. In ghettos at night and under the scrutiny of inquisitions, Jews flourished. Life and learning were enriched by Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Ottoman…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
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    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Pathways from Slavery

    British and Colonial Mobilizations in Global Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Seymour Drescher

    Seymour Drescher’s regular, deeply-thought and carefully nuanced arguments have periodically reshaped how we think of the subject of the history of slavery itself. He has discussed the impact of economic and cultural factors on human behaviour and has shown that historical evidence does not lead to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
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    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The European World 1500–1800

    An Introduction to Early Modern History, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Beat Kümin

    The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
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  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62, 1st Edition

    By Angela Scattolin Morecroft

    In 1759 the botanist and scientist Vitaliano Donati led an expedition to Egypt under the patronage of King Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia, to acquire Egyptian antiquities for the Museum in Turin. Charting his tumultuous expedition, this book reveals how, in spite of his untimely death in 1762,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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  • Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy

    The Life of Neilos in Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Crostini, Ines Angeli Murzaku

    This volume was conceived with the double aim of providing a background and a further context for the new Dumbarton Oaks English translation of the Life of St Neilos from Rossano, founder of the monastery of Grottaferrata near Rome in 1004. Reflecting this double aim, the volume is divided into two…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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