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2017 & 2018 History Titles for Review

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February 2018

  • Journalism and the American Experience

    By Bruce J. Evensen

    Journalism and the American Experience offers a comprehensive examination of the critical role journalism has played in the struggle over America’s democratic institutions and culture. Journalism is central to the story of the nation’s founding and has continued to influence and shape debates over…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27

  • The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

    By Christopher Dowd

    This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, the Irish in America underwent a period of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties

    Between Protest and Nation-Building

    Edited by Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, Joanna Waley-Cohen

    ‘This extraordinary collection is a game-changer. Featuring the cutting-edge work of over forty scholars from across the globe, The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties is breathtaking in its range, incisive in analyses, and revolutionary in method and evidence. Here, fifty years after that…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16

  • In The Shadows of Glories Past

    Jihad for Modern Science in Muslim Societies, 1850 to The Arab Spring

    By John W. Livingston

    The title of this volume implies two things: the greatness of the scientific tradition that Muslims had lost, and the power of the West, in whose threatening shadow reformers now labored to modernize in order to defend themselves against those very powers they were taking as models. Copernicus and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14

  • Hellenomania

    Edited by Katherine Harloe, Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux

    Hellenomania, the second volume in the MANIA series, presents a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary exploration of the modern reception of ancient Greek material culture in cultural practices ranging from literature to architecture, stage and costume design, painting, sculpture, cinema, and the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08
    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • The Medieval Roots of Antisemitism

    Continuities and Discontinuities from the Middle Ages to the Present Day

    Edited by Jonathan Adams, Cordelia Heß

    This book presents a fresh approach to the question of the historical continuities and discontinuities of Jew-hatred, juxtaposing chapters dealing with the same phenomenon – one in the pre-modern, one in the modern period. How do the circumstances of interreligious violence differ in…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07

  • The King and Commoner Tradition

    Carnivalesque Politics in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

    By Mark Truesdale

    King and Commoner tales were hugely popular across the late medieval and early modern periods, their cultural influence extending from Robin Hood ballads to Shakespearean national histories. This study represents the first detailed exploration of this rich and fascinating literary tradition,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

  • Migrant Letters

    Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian

    The migrant letter, whether written by family members, lovers, friends, or others, is a document that continues to attract the attention of scholars and general readers alike. What is it about migrant letters that fascinates us? Is it nostalgia for a distant, yet desired past? Is it the consequence…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06

  • Greek Medical Literature and its Readers

    From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium

    Edited by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Sophia Xenophontos

    This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume’s…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History

    Methodology and Sources

    By Richard Shaw

    Historians have long relied on Bede’s Ecclesiastical History for their narrative of early Christian Anglo-Saxon England, but what material lay behind Bede’s own narrative? What were his sources and how reliable were they? How much was based on contemporary material? How much on later evidence? What…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05

  • The Rise and Fall of British Crusader Medievalism, c.1825–1945

    By Mike Horswell

    This book investigates the uses of crusader medievalism – the memory of the crusades and crusading rhetoric and imagery – in Britain, from Walter Scott’s The Talisman (1825) to the end of the Second World War. It seeks to understand why and when the crusades and crusading were popular, how they…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Advances in Crusades Research

  • Italy Before Italy

    Institutions, Conflicts and Political Hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860

    By Marco Soresina

    Italian unification is one of the pivotal events in European history but the period leading up to Risorgimento has often been analysed in less detail. This book focuses on the history of the Italian states between 1815 and 1860 focusing on state institutions, international relations, economic and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History