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2017 History Titles for Review

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November

  • The Fall of the GDR

    By David Childs

    The book charts the dramatic months leading to one of the most profound changes of the 20th century, the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the restoration of German unity in 1990. The author analyses the nature of Communist rule in the GDR over 40 years, its few strengths and its many…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Themes In Modern German History

  • Communications in Africa, 1880–1939 (set)

    By David Sunderland

    This collection presents rare documents relating to the development of various forms of communication across Africa by the British, as part of their economic investment in Africa. Railways and waterways are examined.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Britain and Africa

  • Royal Marines Enculturation

    Ritual, Practice and Material Culture

    By Mark Burchell

    With a heritage dating back to the mid-seventeenth century, the Royal Marines have accrued a rich history of rituals, artefacts and material culture that is consciously deployed in order to define and shape the institution both historically and going forward into an uncertain future. Drawing upon…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • The Paradise Bank

    The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

    By Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey

    The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Banking and Financial History

  • Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926

    By Shannon Monaghan

    In the aftermath of the First World War, the victorious powers – more or less liberal democracies – argued that democracy would bring peace to Europe because this was the only effective way for legitimate states, with governments based on the consent of the governed, to be organized. What the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • World Clothing and Fashion

    An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence

    By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta

    Studies in Architecture, Art and History

    By Peter W. Edbury

    Edited by Michael J. K. Walsh

    There was a time seven centuries ago when Famagusta's wealth and renown could be compared to that of Venice or Constantinople. The Cathedral of St Nicholas in the main square of Famagusta, serving as the coronation place for the Crusader Kings of Jerusalem after the fall of Acre in 1291, symbolised…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    Collaboration and World War Two

    By Peter Davies

    The Nazi regime in Germany was terrible enough without even accounting for the policy of collaboration. So what extra does collaboration say about Hitler and his plans for Europe? Peter Davies explores the mindset and political attitudes of Hitler and also many other controversial pro-Nazi leaders…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft

    By Marion Gibson

    Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and intertextuality), the book considers issues of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism

    A Transnational Biographical History

    Edited by Ulrich L. Lehner

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, the uncharted territory of women’s religious Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a biographical insight into the social and cultural context of female Enlighteners and how Catholic women in Europe used the thought and values of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • America Enters the Cold War

    The Road to Global Commitment, 1945–1950

    By Kevin E. Grimm

    America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America’s early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign policy, Kevin Grimm situates the events of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62

    By Angela Scattolin Morecroft

    In 1759 the botanist and scientist Vitaliano Donati led an expedition to Egypt under the patronage of King Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia, to acquire Egyptian antiquities for the Museum in Turin. Charting his tumultuous expedition, this book reveals how, in spite of his untimely death in 1762,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Literary Mapping in the Digital Age

    Edited by David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores

    Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers from around the globe, this pioneering collection of essays explores how geospatial technologies are revolutionizing the discipline of literary studies. The book offers the first intensive examination of digital literary cartography, a field whose…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Routledge Revivals: Agriculture in France on the Eve of the Railway Age (1980)

    By Hugh Clout

    First published in 1980, this compact and useful book uses the earliest volumes of government-published statistics, and with the aid of computer-generated cartography, transforms the numbers there reported into an arrondissement-by-arrondissement comparative picture of French agriculture in the mid…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Contentious Tithe (1976)

    The Tithe Problem and English Agriculture 1750-1850

    By Eric J. Evans

    First published in 1976, this book studies the impact of a uniquely unpopular tax on English rural communities. It examines the tithe system during a period when it was subject to mounting attack from political economists, agricultural improvers and radicals alike. Professor Evans has made…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Young Germany (1962)

    A History of the German Youth Movement

    By Walter Laqueur

    First published in 1962, this book examines Germany’s Free Youth Movement, a revolt of the younger generation in Germany from 1896 to 1933. This movement was one of the most significant factors in shaping modern Germany. Laqueur, who grew up in Germany, retraces the history of the movement, its…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages (1978)

    Volume One 378-1278

    By Charles Oman

    First published in 1898, this history of medieval warfare, written by one of the great medievalists of his time, Sir Charles Oman, remains for students and general readers one of the best accounts of military art in the Middle Ages. The book begins with the significant battle of Adrianople in 378…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages (1978)

    Volume 2 1278-1485

    By Charles Oman

    First published in 1898, and following on from Volume 1, this second volume charts the history of medieval warfare from 1278 to 1485. Written by Sir Charles Oman, one of the great medievalists of his time, this book remains for students and general readers one of the best accounts of military art…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26
    Routledge

  • The Legacy of Thomas Paine in the Transatlantic World

    Edited by Sam Edwards, Marcus Morris

    As early as 1892, Moncure Conway, the author of the first scholarly Paine biography, noted that whilst Paine’s life up to 1809 was certainly fascinating, his subsequent life – that is, his afterlife – was even more thrilling. Vilified by Theodore Roosevelt as a "filthy little atheist," yet employed…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge

  • Divina Moneta

    Coins in Religion and Ritual

    Edited by Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, Gitte Tarnow Ingvardson

    This edited collection analyses the phenomenon of coin use for religious and ritual purposes in different cultures and across different periods of time. It proposes an engagement with the theory and interpretation of the ‘material turn’ with numismatic evidence, and an evidence-based series of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge
    Religion and Money in the Middle Ages

  • Biographies Between Spheres of Empire

    Life History Approaches to Colonial Africa

    Edited by Achim von Oppen, Silke Strickrodt

    Biographical research can illuminate imperial and colonial history. This is particularly true of Africa, where empires competed with one another and colonial society was characterised by rigid divisions. In this book, five biographical studies explore how, in the course of their lives, interpreters…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge

  • Michael Collins and the Financing of Violent Political Struggle

    By Nicholas Ridley

    Michael Collins was a pivotal figure in the Irish struggle for independence and his legacy has resonated ever since. Whilst Collins’ role as a guerrilla leader and intelligence operative is well documented, his actions as the clandestine Irish government Minister of Finance have been less studied.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Memory of the Argentina Disappearances

    The Political History of Nunca Mas

    By Emilio Crenzel

    Memory of the Argentina Disappearances examines the history of the production, public circulation, and the interpretations and reinterpretations of the Nunca Más report issued by Argentina’s National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP). It was established in 1983 by constitutional…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19
    Routledge

  • Gendering the Settler State

    White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980

    By Kate Law

    White women cut an ambivalent figure in the transnational history of the British Empire. They tend to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives were punctuated by a series of frivolous pastimes, or as casualties of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19
    Routledge