E-books: Humanities

  • Ecclesiastical Law, Clergy and Laity: A History of Legal Discipline and the Anglican Church book cover

    Ecclesiastical Law, Clergy and Laity

    A History of Legal Discipline and the Anglican Church

    By Neil Patterson

    Discipline in an ecclesiastical context can be defined as the power of a church to maintain order among its members on issues of morals or doctrine. This book presents a scholarly engagement with the way in which legal discipline has evolved within the Church of England since 1688. It explores how…

    eBook – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece book cover

    The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece

    By Stamatia Dova

    Examining attitudes towards failure, loss and inadequacy as they appear in Greek literature from the eighth to the fourth century BCE, this book incorporates two major themes: failure in mythological narratives and in historical accounts. These two areas are further divided into narratives of…

    AeBook – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America book cover

    Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America

    Edited by Kwame Dixon, Ollie A. Johnson III

    Latin America has a rich and complex social history marked by slavery, colonialism, dictatorships, rebellions, social movements and revolutions. Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America explores the dynamic interplay between racial politics and hegemonic power in the region. It investigates the…

    eBook – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Removal of the Property Qualification for Voting in the United States: Strategy and Suffrage book cover

    Removal of the Property Qualification for Voting in the United States

    Strategy and Suffrage

    By Justin Moeller, Ronald F. King

    In Colonial America, democracy was centered in provincial assemblies and based on the collection of neighbors whose freehold ownership made them permanent stakeholders in the community. The removal of the property qualification for voting in the United States occurred over three-quarters of a…

    eBook – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Leadership in the U.S. Senate: Herding Cats in the Modern Era book cover

    Leadership in the U.S. Senate

    Herding Cats in the Modern Era

    Edited by Colton C. Campbell

    Unlike leadership in the House of Representatives, the nature of Senate leadership continues to remain a mystery to so many. Due to the absence of an "operator’s manual," leaders have had to use their individual skills, intelligence, and personalities to lead the Senate, which means they each have…

    eBook – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics book cover

    Council Democracy

    Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics

    Edited by James Muldoon

    The return to public assemblies and direct democratic methods in the wave of the global "squares movements" since 2011 has rejuvenated interest in forms of council organisation and action. The European council movements, which developed in the immediate post-First World War era, were the most…

    eBook – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • NAFTA and Democracy in Mexico: A Successful Failure? book cover

    NAFTA and Democracy in Mexico

    A Successful Failure?

    By Pablo Calderón Martínez

    After describing NAFTA as ‘the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere’, Donald Trump’s election seemed to represent the final nail in the coffin for North American economic integration. Following a decade of stagnation, however, Trump’s victory presents a timely opportunity to reconsider North…

    eBook – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in North American Politics

  • Refugee News, Refugee Politics: Journalism, Public Opinion and Policymaking in Europe book cover

    Refugee News, Refugee Politics

    Journalism, Public Opinion and Policymaking in Europe

    Edited by Giovanna Dell’Orto, Irmgard Wetzstein

    The unprecedented arrival of more than a million refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants – plus the political, public, and policy reactions to it – is redefining Europe. The repercussions will last for generations on such central issues as security, national identity, human rights, and the very…

    eBook – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Prostheses in Antiquity book cover

    Prostheses in Antiquity

    Edited by Jane Draycott

    Today, a prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, generally designed and assembled according to the individual’s appearance and functional needs with a view to being both as unobtrusive and as useful as possible. In classical antiquity, however, this was not necessarily…

    eBook – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction book cover

    Philosophy of Language

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By William G Lycan

    Now in its third edition, Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction introduces students to the main issues and theories in twenty-first-century philosophy of language, focusing specifically on linguistic phenomena. Author William G. Lycan structures the book into four general parts. Part…

    eBook – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas:

    Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

    "Local Habitations"

    Edited by Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti

    This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better…

    eBook – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Engendering Transformative Change in International Development book cover

    Engendering Transformative Change in International Development

    By Gillian Fletcher

    The Sustainable Development Goals were launched in 2015 with grand ambitions for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all, with ‘no one left behind’. However, these goals will be impossible to achieve without addressing inequity, inequality, marginalisation, and…

    eBook – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

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