E-books: Humanities

  • Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical: Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1790–1813 book cover

    Henry Redhead Yorke, Colonial Radical

    Politics and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1790–1813

    By Amanda Goodrich

    Henry Redhead Yorke involved himself in a wide variety of political movements, occasionally switching sides and ideologies but never being a moderate. Goodrich examines Yorke’s changing ideas through his speeches and writing, presenting a compelling tale of race, assimilation and identity during a…

    AeBook – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    The Enlightenment World

  • Empirical Approaches to Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods book cover

    Empirical Approaches to Comics Research

    Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

    Edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

    This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the…

    eBook – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • A History of Western Thought: From Ancient Greece to the Twentieth Century book cover

    A History of Western Thought

    From Ancient Greece to the Twentieth Century

    By Nils Gilje, Gunnar Skirbekk

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the history of Western Philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Twentieth Century thought. In addition to all the key figures, the book covers figures whose contributions have so far been overlooked, such as Vico, Montesquieu, Durkheim and Weber. Along with…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Reading the Popular, Second Edition book cover

    Reading the Popular, Second Edition

    By John Fiske

    This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ‘Why Fiske Still Matters’ for today’s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Kevin Glynn, Jonathan Gray, and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ‘Reading Fiske and Understanding…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Studies in West African Islamic History: The Cultivators of Islam book cover

    Studies in West African Islamic History

    The Cultivators of Islam

    Edited by John Ralph Willis

    First published in 1979, this first of three volumes examines the many means and figures through which Islam was cultivated in West Africa over a prolonged period. It combines the work from eminent scholars in the field, most of which have travelled widely in the historic region of Western Sudan.…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

  • Understanding Byzantium: Studies in Byzantine Historical Sources book cover

    Understanding Byzantium

    Studies in Byzantine Historical Sources

    By Takacs Sarolta, Paul Speck

    This book was first published in 2003.Paul Speck's work is acknowledged to be of profound importance for the study of the history and culture of the Byzantine world. If at times controversial, it has proved highly influential in terms of the approaches to be taken to historical and literary sources…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Catechisms Written for Mothers, Schoolmistresses and Children, 1575-1750: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Three, Volume 2 book cover

    Catechisms Written for Mothers, Schoolmistresses and Children, 1575-1750

    Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Three, Volume 2

    By Paula McQuade

    As works designed for mothers to instruct their children within the home, early modern mother-directed catechisms, like traditional catechisms, use the question-and-answer format to present the basic tenets of the Protestant faith. But such catechisms differ from traditional ones in how they…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge
    The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Essential Works Series III, Part Three

  • Elizabeth Tyrwhit: Printed Writings 1500–1640: Series I, Part Three, Volume 1 book cover

    Elizabeth Tyrwhit

    Printed Writings 1500–1640: Series I, Part Three, Volume 1

    By Patricia Brace

    Elizabeth Tyrwhit's 1574 Morning and Euening Praiers is a collection of private prayers, a class of book that grew in both popularity and volume with the establishment of Protestantism in England from the mid-century on. These prayers first appeared in a tiny gilt girdle-book alongside the Litany,…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge
    The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Printed Writings, 1500–1640: Series I, Part Three

  • Interpretation and Intellectual Change: Chinese Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective book cover

    Interpretation and Intellectual Change

    Chinese Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Ching-I Tu

    "This volume deals with the development of Chinese hermeneutics, or exegetic systems, from their beginnings to the twentieth century. The contributors address critical issues in the study of Chinese hermeneutics by focusing on key periods during which the hermeneutic tradition in China underwent…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Nomadic Empires: From Mongolia to the Danube book cover

    Nomadic Empires

    From Mongolia to the Danube

    Edited by Gerard Chaliand

    "Nomadic Empires sheds new light on 2,000 years of military history and geopolitics. The Mongol Empire of Genghis-Khan and his heirs, as is well known, was the greatest empire in world history. For 2,000 from the fifth century b.c. to the fifteenth century a.d., the steppe areas of Asia, from the…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • My Madness Saved Me: The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf book cover

    My Madness Saved Me

    The Madness and Marriage of Virginia Woolf

    By Thomas Szasz

    "The vast literature on Virginia Woolf's life, work, and marriage falls into two groups. A large majority is certain that she was mentally ill, and a small minority is equally certain that she was not mentally ill but was misdiagnosed by psychiatrists. In this daring exploration of Woolf's life and…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Seeking Perfection: A Dialogue About the Mind, the Soul, and What it Means to be Human book cover

    Seeking Perfection

    A Dialogue About the Mind, the Soul, and What it Means to be Human

    By Matt J. Rossano

    "How would Socrates and Plato react to a modern world where secularism and religious fundamentalism are growing while the gap between the human mind and animal mind is narrowing? Using some creative license mixed with real history, science, and philosophy, Seeking Perfection addresses that question…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

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