E-books: Literature

  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830-1845 book cover

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

    Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830-1845, 1st Edition

    By John L. Hare

    First published in 2002. This work examines eight Virginia novels against the background of the political and social concerns of the Jacksonian years in which they were written, arguing that the authors used familial processes as a metaphor to discuss issues that they regarded as critical. Each…

    eBook – 2020-06-30 
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Mary Hays (1759-1843): The Growth of a Woman's Mind book cover

    Mary Hays (1759-1843)

    The Growth of a Woman's Mind, 1st Edition

    By Gina Luria Walker

    Mary Hays, reformist, novelist, and innovative thinker, has been waiting two hundred years to be judged in a fair, scholarly, and comprehensive way. During her lifetime and long after, her role in the ongoing reformist debates in England at the end of the eighteenth century, intensified by the…

    eBook – 2020-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Telling the Time in British Literature, 1675-1830: Hours of Folly? book cover

    Telling the Time in British Literature, 1675-1830

    Hours of Folly?, 1st Edition

    By Marcus Tomalin

    Although the broad topic of time and literature in the long eighteenth century has received focused attention from successive generations of literary critics, this book adopts a radically new approach to the subject. Taking inspiration from recent revisionist accounts of the horological practices…

    eBook – 2020-03-27
    Routledge
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • The Legend of Guy of Warwick book cover

    The Legend of Guy of Warwick

    1st Edition

    By Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    This lavishly illustrated study is a comprehensive literary and social history which offers a record of changing genres, manuscript/book production, and cultural, political, and religious emphases by examining one of the most long lived popular legends in England. Guy of Warwick became part of…

    eBook – 2020-03-25
    Routledge
    Garland Studies in Medieval Literature

  • The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Part 2: The Years 541–589/1146–1193: The Age of Nur al-Din and Saladin book cover

    The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Part 2

    The Years 541–589/1146–1193: The Age of Nur al-Din and Saladin, 1st Edition

    The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233 AD), entitled "al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh", is one of the outstanding sources for the history of the mediaeval world. It covers the whole sweep of Islamic history almost up to the death of its author and, with the sources available to him, he attempted to embrace…

    eBook – 2020-03-25
    Routledge
    Crusade Texts in Translation

  • From Chanson de Geste to Epic Chronicle: Medieval Occitan Poetry of War book cover

    From Chanson de Geste to Epic Chronicle

    Medieval Occitan Poetry of War, 1st Edition

    By Gérard Gouiran

    Edited by Linda M. Paterson

    In this collection of essays Gérard Gouiran, one of the world's leading and much-loved scholars of medieval Occitan literature, examines this literature from a primarily historical perspective. Through texts offering hitherto unexplored insights into the history and culture of medieval Europe, he…

    eBook – 2020-03-25
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature book cover

    Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature

    1st Edition

    By Sule E. Egya

    Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature is a critical study of environmental writing, covering a range of genres and generations of writers in Nigeria. With a sustained concentration on the Nigerian experience in postcolonial ecocriticism, the book pays attention to textual…

    eBook – 2020-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Chronicles of Qalāwūn and his son al-Ashraf Khalīl book cover

    Chronicles of Qalāwūn and his son al-Ashraf Khalīl

    1st Edition

    By Translated by David Cook

    This volume provides translations of texts on the Mamluk Sultan Qalāwūn (1279-90) and his son al-Malik al-Ashraf (1290-93), which cover the end of the Crusader interlude in the Syrian Levant. Translated from the original Arabic, these chronicles detail the Mamluk perception of the Crusaders, the…

    eBook – 2020-03-19
    Routledge
    Crusade Texts in Translation

  • Baybars’ Successors: Ibn al-Furāt on Qalāwūn and al-Ashraf book cover

    Baybars’ Successors

    Ibn al-Furāt on Qalāwūn and al-Ashraf, 1st Edition

    By Translated by David Cook

    Ibn al-Furat (d. 1405) is an understudied Mamluk historian, whose materials for the period of the later Crusades is unique. While sections of his history for the period prior to 1277 have been translated, later sections have not. His text provides both an overview and a critique of earlier…

    eBook – 2020-03-19
    Routledge
    Crusade Texts in Translation

  • Writing the Land, Writing Humanity: The Maya Literary Renaissance book cover

    Writing the Land, Writing Humanity

    The Maya Literary Renaissance, 1st Edition

    By Charles M. Pigott

    The Maya Literary Renaissance is a growing yet little-known literary phenomenon that can redefine our understanding of "literature" universally. By analyzing eight representative texts of this new and vibrant literary movement, the book argues that the texts present literature as a trans-species…

    eBook – 2020-03-12
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Anthropocenic Turn: The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age book cover

    The Anthropocenic Turn

    The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by GABRIELE DÜRBECK, PHILIP HÜPKES

    This interdisciplinary volume discusses whether the increasing salience of the Anthropocene concept in the humanities and the social sciences constitutes an "Anthropocenic turn." The Anthropocene discourse creates novel conceptual configurations and enables scholars to re-negotiate and…

    eBook – 2020-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Waste Fix: Seizures of the Sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos book cover

    The Waste Fix

    Seizures of the Sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos, 1st Edition

    By William G. Little

    First published in 2002. This book explores the philosophical, social, and aesthetic implications of twentieth-century America's obsession with eliminating waste. Through interdisciplinary engagement with fiction and popular culture, William Little traces the way this obsession finds expression in…

    eBook – 2020-03-11
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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