E-books: Humanities

  • Sciences of the Earth: An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena book cover

    Sciences of the Earth

    An Encyclopedia of Events, People, and Phenomena, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gregory A. Good

    The planet as seen by its inhabitantsIn two millenia, our knowledge of the planet and its natural laws and forces has undergone remarkable changes--from the religious belief of earth as the center of the universe to the modern astronomers' view that it is a mere speck in the cosmos. Now a…

    eBook – 2019-10-18

  • Byzantium in the Eleventh Century: Being in Between book cover

    Byzantium in the Eleventh Century

    Being in Between, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc D. Lauxtermann, Mark Whittow

    The eleventh century in Byzantium is all about being in between, whether this is between Basil II and Alexios Komnenos, between the forces of the Normans, the Pechenegs and the Turks, or between different social groupings, cultural identities and religious persuasions. It is a period of fundamental…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • The Basics of Bioethics book cover

    The Basics of Bioethics

    4th Edition

    By Robert M. Veatch, Laura K. Guidry-Grimes

    The Basics of Bioethics, Fourth Edition offers an easy-to-follow introduction to this dynamic field, intended for healthcare professionals, teachers, students, and anyone interested in bioethics. Accessible and enjoyable for readers of all backgrounds, the book contains numerous cases—including…

    eBook – 2019-10-18

  • Bedouin and ‘Abbāsid Cultural Identities: The Arabic Majnūn Laylā Story book cover

    Bedouin and ‘Abbāsid Cultural Identities

    The Arabic Majnūn Laylā Story, 1st Edition

    By Ruqayya Yasmine Khan

    This literary-historical book draws out and sheds light upon the mechanisms of "the ideological work" that the Arabic Majnūn Laylā story performed for ‘Abbāsid urbanite, imperial audiences in the wake of the disappearance of the "Bedouin cosmos." The study focuses upon the processes of…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Windrush (1948) and Rivers of Blood (1968): Legacy and Assessment book cover

    Windrush (1948) and Rivers of Blood (1968)

    Legacy and Assessment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Trevor Harris

    This volume looks at Britain since 1948 – the year when the Empire Windrush brought a group of 492 hopeful Caribbean immigrants to the United Kingdom. “Post-war Britain” may still be the most common label attached to studies in contemporary British history, but the contributors to this book believe…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    British Politics and Society

  • Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century: When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change book cover

    Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century

    When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Richter, Thomas Maissen, Manuela Albertone

    Societies perceive "Reform" or "Reforms" as substantial changes and significant breaks which must be well-justified. The Enlightenment brought forth the idea that the future was uncertain and could be shaped by human beings. This gave the concept of reform a new character and new fields of…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Queer Communication Pedagogy book cover

    Queer Communication Pedagogy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ahmet Atay, Sandra L. Pensoneau-Conway

    This book addresses queer issues and current events from a communication perspective to articulate a queer communication pedagogy. Through putting communication pedagogy and queer studies into dialogue, the book investigates how queer theory and critical communication pedagogy intersect in…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge Research in Communication Studies

  • Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols: Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities book cover

    Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols

    Ethnographic Collections and Source Communities, 1st Edition

    By Howard Morphy

    Museums, Infinity and the Culture of Protocols enters a dialogue about museums’ responsibility for the curation of their collections into an infinite future while also tackling contentious issues of repatriation and digital access to collections. Bringing into focus a number of key debates…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Museums in Focus

  • Gender and Orthodox Christianity book cover

    Gender and Orthodox Christianity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Helena Kupari, Elina Vuola

    The Orthodox Christian tradition has all too often been sidelined in conversations around contemporary religion. Despite being distinct from Protestantism and Catholicism in both theology and practice, it remains an underused setting for academic inquiry into current lived religious practice. This…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Re-writing Women as Victims: From Theory to Practice book cover

    Re-writing Women as Victims

    From Theory to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by María José Gámez Fuentes, Sonia Núñez Puente, Emma Gómez Nicolau

    This volume critically analyses political strategies, civil society initiatives and modes of representation that challenge the conventional narratives of women in contexts of violence. It deepens into the concepts of victimhood and agency that inform the current debate on women as victims. The…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Regional Economic Development and History book cover

    Regional Economic Development and History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marijn Molema, Sara Svensson

    Regional Studies is inextricably intertwined with history. Cultural and institutional legacies inform choices between different policy options, meaning that the past plays a crucial role in how we think about regional economic development, planning and policy. Through a selection of accessible…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Regions and Cities

  • An Economic History of West Africa book cover

    An Economic History of West Africa

    2nd Edition

    By A. G. Hopkins

    This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa. The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the…

    eBook – 2019-10-17

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