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2017 History Titles for Review

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  • The Tragedy of Vietnam

    5th Edition

    By Patrick J. Hearden

    The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text providing a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Patrick J. Hearden offers historical background of the conflict and examines its long-term consequences on a regional and global scale. This fifth edition…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05

  • Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

    Edited by Rebecca Rogers, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard

    This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937), it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Crucible of a Generation

    How the Attack on Pearl Harbor Transformed America

    By J. Kenneth Brody

    Crucible of a Generation tells the story of the fifteen days surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the pages of eight leading American newspapers. Focusing on publications such as The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, J. Kenneth Brody paints a vivid picture of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25

  • Environments of Intelligence

    From natural information to artificial interaction

    By Hajo Greif

    What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embodied, embedded, extended, enactive). In his take on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Public History and the Food Movement

    Adding the Missing Ingredient

    By Michelle Moon, Cathy Stanton

    Public History and the Food Movement argues that today’s broad interest in making food systems fairer, healthier, and more sustainable offers a compelling opportunity for the public history field. Moon and Stanton show how linking heritage institutions’ unique skills and resources with…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18

  • The Russo-Japanese War and its Shaping of the Twentieth Century

    By Frank Jacob

    The Russo-Japanese War was in essence a colonial conflict between the expanding interests of Russia and Japan in East Asia. However, while appearing regional, the war itself in fact had a major global impact. The conflict and Japanese victory stimulated the Russian revolutionary movement in 1905…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Intriguing Life and Ignominious Death of Maurice Benyovszky

    By Andrew Drummond

    Published in 1790, Maurice Benyovszky’s posthumous memoir was an instant sensation. A tale of exploration and adventure beginning with his daring escape from a Siberian prison and ending with his coronation as King of Madagascar, it was translated into several languages and adapted for the theatre…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew M. Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing court eunuchs and bishops together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were normatively or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15

  • Sex, Politics and Society

    The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800, 4th Edition

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    A pioneering study which has become an established classic in its field, Sex, Politics and Society provides a lucid and comprehensive analysis of the transformations of British sexual life from 1800 to the present. These changes are firmly located in the wider context of British social, political…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Themes In British Social History

  • The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing

    Anarchy and Terrorism in Progressive Era America

    By Jeffrey A. Johnson

    This book places the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing within the broader context of American radicalism and isolationism during the Progressive Era. A concise narrative and key primary documents offer readers an introduction to this episode of domestic violence and the subsequent,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    Critical Moments in American History

  • John Leighton Stuart's Missionary-Educator's Career in China

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    China Perspectives

  • John Leighton Stuart’s Political Career in China

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    China Perspectives

  • Louis XIV

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Wilkinson

    Louis XIV ruled France for more than half a century and is typically remembered for his absolutism, his patronage of the arts and his lavish lifestyle – culminating in the building of Versailles. This original and lively biography focuses on Louis’s personal life while keeping the needs of the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Propaganda, Persuasion and the Great War

    Heredity in the modern sale of products and political ideas

    By Pier Paolo Pedrini

    How to persuade citizens to enlist? How to convince them to fight in a war which was, for many, distant in terms of kilometres as well as interest? Modern persuasion techniques, both political and commercial, were used to motivate enlistment and financial support to build a "factory of consensus".…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • The Formation of the English Common Law

    Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

    By John Hudson

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    The Medieval World

  • History on Film/Film on History

    3rd Edition

    By Robert A. Rosenstone

    History on Film/Film on History has established itself as a classic treatise on the historical film and its role in bringing the past to life. In the third edition of this widely acclaimed text, Robert A. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    History: Concepts,Theories and Practice

  • Cultural Heritage Communities

    Technologies and Challenges

    Edited by Luigina Ciolfi, Areti Damala, Eva Hornecker, Monika Lechner, Laura Maye

    Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it –…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666

    Disaster and Recovery

    By Jacob F. Field

    The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania

    From the Viewpoint of Comparative Historical Sociology of Empires

    By Zenonas Norkus

    An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania is an interdisciplinary study of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) that is historical in subject but social scientific in approach. It is also the first study to apply this comparative and social scientific method to the GDL. In this book,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Magic: The Basics

    By Michael D. Bailey

    Magic: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to magic in world history and contemporary societies. Presenting magic as a global phenomenon which has manifested in all human cultures, this book takes a thematic approach which explores the historical, social, and cultural aspects of magic…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    The Basics

  • War and Warfare since 1945

    By Sterling M. Pavelec

    Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis of the limits of modern warfare in the nuclear age with the purpose of examining why war…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    The Making of the Contemporary World

  • The Sixties

    5th Edition

    By Terry Anderson

    The Sixties is a stimulating account of a turbulent age in America. Terry Anderson examines why the nation experienced a full decade of tumult and change, and he explores why most Americans felt social, political and cultural changes were not only necessary but mandatory in the 1960s.  The book…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27