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2018 History Titles for Review

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1st September - 25th September 2018

25th September - 18th October 2018

  • The Jews

    A History, 3rd Edition

    By John Efron, Steven Weitzman, Matthias Lehmann

    The Jews: A History is a comprehensive and accessible text that explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. Placing Jewish history within its wider cultural context, the book covers a broad time span, stretching from ancient Israel to…

    Paperback – 2018-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Family Fortunes

    Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780–1850, 3rd Edition

    By Leonore Davidoff, Catherine Hall

    First published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history, and its influence in the field continues to be extensive today. The book explores the middle-class family and its place in the development of capitalist society. It argues that…

    Paperback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge

  • The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies

    Barbarism and Political Order, 1st Edition

    By Natsuko Matsumori

    The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies explores the significance of Salamancans, such as Vitoria and Soto, and related thinkers, such as Las Casas and Sepúlveda, in the formation of the early modern political order. It also analyses early modern understandings of political order, with…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

    1st Edition

    By Brett Lintott

    This book describes and analyzes the history of the Mediterranean "Double-Cross System" of the Second World War, an intelligence operation run primarily by British officers which turned captured German spies into double agents. Through a complex system of coordination, they were utilized from 1941…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England

    Bodies, Identities, and Power, 1st Edition

    By Soile Ylivuori

    This first in-depth study of women’s politeness examines the complex relationship individuals had with the discursive ideals of polite femininity. Contextualising women’s autobiographical writings (journals and letters) with a wide range of eighteenth-century printed didactic material, it analyses…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Cultures and Societies

  • Tudor and Stuart Britain

    1485-1714, 4th Edition

    By Roger Lockyer, Peter Gaunt

    Tudor and Stuart Britain charts the political, religious, economic and social history of Britain from the start of Henry VII’s reign in 1485 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, providing students and lecturers with a detailed chronological narrative of significant events, such as the Reformation,…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge

  • Decoding a Royal Marine Commando

    The Militarized Body as Artefact, 1st Edition

    By Mark A. 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 – 2018-10-12
    Routledge
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Adami

    Who were the non-Western women delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1945-1948? Which member states did these women represent, and in what ways did they push for a more inclusive language than "the rights of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Romania under Communism

    Paradox and Degeneration, 1st Edition

    By Dennis Deletant

    Communism has cast a long shadow over Romania. The passage of little over a quarter of a century since the overthrow in December 1989 of Romania’s last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, offers a symbolic standpoint from which to penetrate that shadow and to throw light upon the entire period of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe

  • Contesting the Middle Ages

    Debates that are Changing our Narrative of Medieval History, 1st Edition

    By John Aberth

    Contesting the Middle Ages is a thorough exploration of recent arguments surrounding nine hotly debated topics: the decline and fall of Rome, the Viking invasions, the Crusades, the persecution of minorities, sexuality in the Middle Ages, women within medieval society, intellectual and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge

  • Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean

    1550-1810, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mario Klarer

    Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean explores the early modern genre of European Barbary Coast captivity narratives from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. During this period, the Mediterranean Sea was the setting of large-scale corsairing that resulted in the capture or enslavement of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Norse Greenland: Viking Peasants in the Arctic

    1st Edition

    By Arnved Nedkvitne

    How could a community of 2000–3000 Viking peasants survive in Arctic Greenland for 430 years (ca. 985–1415), and why did they finally disappear? European agriculture in an Arctic environment encountered serious ecological challenges. The Norse peasants faced these challenges by adapting…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge

  • The Atlantic World

    Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Willem Klooster, Alfred Padula

    The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination brings together ten original essays that explore the many connections between the Old and New Worlds in the early modern period. Divided into five sets of paired essays, it examines the role of specific port cities in Atlantic…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Migration Policies and Materialities of Identification in European Cities

    Papers and Gates, 1500-1930s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hilde Greefs, Anne Winter

    This book focusses on the instruments, practices, and materialities produced by various authorities to monitor, regulate, and identify migrants in European cities from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Whereas research on migration regulation typically looks at local policies for the early…

    Hardback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Phillip Bell

    The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography provides an overview of Jewish history from the biblical to the contemporary period, while simultaneously placing Jewish history into conversation with the most central historiographical methods and issues and some of the core source…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Urban Histories of Science

    Making Knowledge in the City, 1820-1940, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Hochadel, Agustí Nieto-Galan

    This book tells ten urban histories of science from nine cities—Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dublin (2 articles), Glasgow, Helsinki, Lisbon, and Naples—situated on the geographical margins of Europe and beyond. Ranging from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, the …

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Remembering Early Modern Revolutions

    England, North America, France and Haiti, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Vallance

    Remembering Early Modern Revolutions is the first study of memory in relation to the major revolutions of the early modern period. Beginning with the English revolutions of the seventeenth century (1642–60 and 1688–9), this book also explores the American, French and Haitian revolutions. Through…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Remembering the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

  • The Transatlantic Genealogy of American Anglo-Saxonism

    1st Edition

    By Michael Modarelli

    This book traces the myth of Anglo-Saxonism as it crosses from Britain to the New World as both a cultural construct and ideological nation-building tool. Through extensive investigations of both early American and English cultural attitudes toward Anglo-Saxonism and similar texts, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Anxieties of Belonging in Settler Colonialism

    Australia, Race and Place, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Slater

    This book analyses the anxiety "well-intentioned" settler Australian women experience when engaging with Indigenous politics. Drawing upon cultural theory and studies of affect and emotion, Slater argues that settler anxiety is an historical subjectivity which shapes perception and senses of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Tuberculosis in the Americas, 1870-1945

    Beneath the Anguish in Philadelphia and Buenos Aires, 1st Edition

    By Vera Blinn Reber

    This book focuses on the era during which the cause of tuberculosis had been identified, and public health officials were seeking to prevent it, but scientists had not yet found a cure. By examining tuberculosis comparatively in two Atlantic port cities, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, it explores…

    Hardback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

  • Enlightenment Orientalism in the American Mind, 1770-1807

    1st Edition

    By Matthew H. Pangborn

    This study engages with the emerging field of energy humanities to provide close readings of several early American oriental-observer tales. The popular genre of orientalism offered Americans a means to critique new ideas of identity, history, and nationality accompanying protoindustrialization and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Early America

18th October - 31st October 2018

  • Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge charts the emergence of different kinds of scientific networks – local and long-distance, informal and institutional, religious and secular – as one of the important phenomena of the early modern world. It seeks to answer questions about what role these networks played in…

    Paperback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities

    Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis

    Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation. The authors, all experts in digital humanities, offer a clear explanation…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Europe and Latin America

    Crossing Borders, 1st Edition

    Edited by António Costa Pinto, Federico Finchelstein

    What drove the horizontal spread of authoritarianism and corporatism between Europe and Latin America in the 20th century? What processes of transnational diffusion were in motion and from where to where? In what type of ‘critical junctures’ were they adopted and why did corporatism largely…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Routledge Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Erdkamp, Claire Holleran

    The Routledge Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World presents a comprehensive overview of the sources, issues and methodologies involved in the study of the Roman diet. The focus of the book is on the Mediterranean heartland from the second century BC to the third and fourth centuries AD…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Harvey Milk

    The Public Face of Gay Rights Politics, 1st Edition

    By Eric H. Walther

    In this concise biography, Eric H. Walther introduces students to the life of San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Walther traces the story of Milk’s life from his upbringing in New York and early incarnation as a Barry…

    Paperback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections

    Hands On, Hands Off, 1st Edition

    By Hieke Huistra

    The Afterlife of the Leiden Anatomical Collections starts where most stories end: after death. It tells the story of thousands of body parts kept in bottles and boxes in nineteenth-century Leiden – a story featuring a struggling medical student, more than one disappointed anatomist, a monstrous…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Judgment in the Victorian Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Gregory, Daniel J.R. Grey, Annika Bautz

    This volume concerns judges, judgment and judgmentalism. It studies the Victorians as judges across a range of important fields, including the legal and aesthetic spheres, and within literature. It examines how various specialist forms of judgment were conceived and operated, and how the propensity…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Science, Africa and Europe

    Processing Information and Creating Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn, Patrick Harries

    Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with travel writers and missionary intellectuals in the 17th century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about realms…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Pioneering Health in London, 1935-2000

    The Peckham Experiment, 1st Edition

    By David Kuchenbuch

    The Peckham Experiment, conducted between 1935 and 1950 in the London Pioneer Health Centre, was one of the most talked-about social experiments of the 20th century. Families from the South London neighbourhood of Peckham were invited to use the facilities of a radiantly modern building. They were…

    Hardback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Knowledge and Acknowledgement in the Politics of Memory of the Armenian Genocide

    1st Edition

    By Vahagn Avedian

    Is the Armenian Genocide a strictly historical matter? If that is the case, why is it still a topical issue, capable of causing diplomatic rows and heated debates? The short answer would be that the century old Armenian Genocide is much more than a historical question. It emerged as a political…

    Hardback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Mass Violence in Modern History

  • Character, Ethics and Economics

    British Debates on Empire, 1860-1914, 1st Edition

    By Peter Cain

    This book is an examination of the concept of ‘character’ as a moral marker in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its main purpose is to investigate how the ‘character talk’ that helped to shape elite Britons’ sense of themselves was used at this time to convince audiences, both in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23
    Routledge

  • Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

    1st Edition

    By Jana Byars

    Conditions of the marriage market and sexual culture, and the needs of wealthy families and their members created social tensions in the late sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Venice. This study details these tensions and discusses concubinage– a long-term, sexual, non-marital union - as an…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Socialist Imaginations

    Utopias, Myths, and the Masses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš, Anja Kirsch

    This volume offers new perspectives on the appeal and profound cultural meaning of socialism over the past two centuries. It brings together scholarship from various disciplines addressing diverse national contexts, including Britain, China, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. Taken…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History