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2017 & 2018 History Titles for Review

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March 2018

  • Self-Help and Civic Culture

    Citizenship in Victorian Birmingham

    By Anne B. Rodrick

    The nineteenth century witnessed a flowering of the culture of self-improvement that was reflected in a plethora of institutes, societies and journals that sprang up across Britain with the goal of spreading knowledge and learning to a wide spectrum of society. The prophets of self-improvement…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 

  • The English Civil War

    Edited by Stanley Carpenter

    The English Civil Wars of 1642-1651, part of a broader pattern of civil conflict in Britain and Ireland between 1639 and 1660 caused by a clash between King Charles I and Parliament over issues of religion, the constitutional role and limitations of monarchy and command and control of military…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 

  • The Versailles System and Central Europe

    By Magda Ádám

    The treaties concluded with defeated countries after the First World War created a new order in Europe, known as the Versailles system. The consequences for Central Europe were acute: the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy ceased to exist, but could the new dispensation provide prosperity and security for…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 

  • Warfare in Latin America - Volumes I and II

    Edited by Miguel A. Centeno

    This two volume work is the first extensive collection of analytical materials regarding the history of war in Latin America. Covering pre-history to the 1990s, it also includes accounts from every region and form of warfare. Experts on the continent and those who work on the military in other…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 

  • The British Army 1815-1914

    Edited by Harold E. Raugh

    This collection of essays examines the evolution of the British Army during the century-long Pax Britannica, from the time Wellington considered its soldiers 'the scum of the earth' to the height of the imperial epoch, when they were highly-respected 'soldiers of the Queen'. The British Army during…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08

  • Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

    Edited by Agnieszka Mrozik, Stanislav Holubec

    Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception: The theory of human history constitutes a substantial part of Karl Marx’s and Friedrich Engels’s writings, and the movement inspired by them very soon…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Meanings in History

    By Alban G. Widgery

    In this book, originally published in 1967, the author gives his views of history, from reflection on living history as distinct from books about past history. He sees histories as the related histories of individuals and gives an account of the meanings in those individuals’ lives and defends the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20

  • A Walk across Africa

    J. A. Grant's Account of the Nile Expedition of 1860–1863

    Edited by Roy Bridges

    The Nile Expedition of 1860–1863 was one of the most important exploratory expeditions made in the nineteenth century. The long-debated question of the location of the source of the Nile was answered (despite continuing arguments) and the venture had important historical consequences. Earlier…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Hakluyt Society, Third Series

  • America and the Postwar World: Remaking International Society, 1945-1956

    By David Mayers

    The main tide of international relations scholarship on the first years after World War II sweeps toward Cold War accounts. These have emphasized the United States and USSR in a context of geopolitical rivalry, with concomitant attention upon the bristling security state. Historians have also…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Mongols and the West

    1221-1410, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Jackson

    The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16
    The Medieval World

  • Lancashire and Cheshire from AD1540

    By C. B. Phillips

    This series, fully illustrated with maps and half-tones, is written for general readers as well as the student. In illuminating the anonymous lives of our predecessors it will, when complete, substantially enrich our understanding of the many histories which together make up the history of England.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16

  • The Growing Dimensions of Security

    The Atlantic Council's Working Group on Security

    Edited by Joseph J. Wolf

    Hardback – 2018-03-15

  • The Medieval and Early Modern Garden in Britain

    Enclosure and Transformation, c. 1200-1750

    Edited by Patricia Skinner, Theresa Tyers

    What was a "garden" in medieval and early modern British culture and how was it imagined? How did it change as Europe opened up to the wider world from the 16th century onwards? In a series of fresh approaches to these questions, the contributors offer chapters that identify and discuss…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Cardinal Isidore (c.1390–1462)

    A Late Byzantine Scholar, Warlord, and Prelate

    By Marios Philippides, Walter K. Hanak

    A member of the imperial Palaiologan family, albeit most probably illegitimate, Isidore became a scholar at a young age and began his rise in the Byzantine ecclesiastical ranks. He was an active advocate of the union of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches in Constantinople. His military exploits,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12

  • Disciplining History

    Censorship, Theory and Historical Discourse in Early Modern Spain

    Edited by Cesc Esteve

    The overall purpose of the studies collected together in this volume is to explain the shaping of Hispanic historiography in the Early Modern period by examining the continuities and discursive complicities between the writing, criticism, theory and censorship of history. This book sheds light on…

    Hardback – 2018-03-09

  • Conflict Landscapes and Archaeology from Above

    Edited by Birger Stichelbaut, David Cowley

    The study of conflict archaeology has developed rapidly over the last decade, fuelled in equal measure by technological advances and creative analytical frameworks. Nowhere is this truer than in the inter-disciplinary fields of archaeological practice that combine traditional sources such as…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • The Roots of Japan's Environmental Policies

    By Anny Wong

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07

  • Preaching the Crusades to the Eastern Mediterranean

    Propaganda, Liturgy and Diplomacy, 1305–1352

    By Constantinos Georgiou

    Preaching was an integral part of the crusade movement. This book focuses on the efforts of the first four Avignon popes to organize crusade preaching campaigns to the Eastern Mediterranean and on the role of the secular and regular clergy in their implementation. Historians have treated the fall…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07

  • International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Exorbitant Expectations

    Edited by Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi J.S. Tworek

    International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is the first volume to explore the historical relationship between international organizations and the media. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and coming up to the 1990s, the volume shows how people around…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

    Edited by Jelena Bogdanovic

    Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium seeks to reveal Christian understanding of the body and sacred space in the medieval Mediterranean. Case studies examine encounters with the holy through the perspective of the human body and sensory dimensions of sacred space…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07

  • Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900

    Edited by Joanne Miyang Cho

    This volume contributes to an emerging field of Asian German Studies by bringing together cutting-edge scholarship from international scholars working in a variety of disciplines. The chapters survey transnational encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900. By rejecting traditional…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • The Poor in Western Europe in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    By Stuart Woolf

    First published in 1986, this book examines poverty and changing attitudes towards the poor and charity across England, France and Italy. It discusses the causes of poverty and the distinctions between the poor and the class-conscious proletariat. Taking early nineteenth-century Italy as a special…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Social Welfare

  • The Restless City

    A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Joanne Reitano

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a brief, insightful and lively history of the peoples, events and interactions that have formed New York City. Weaving together the shifting currents of economic, political, social, and cultural life, Joanne…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05

  • The Routledge History of Global War and Society

    Edited by Matthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich

    The Routledge History of Global War and Society offers a sweeping introduction to the most significant research on the causes, experiences, and impacts of war throughout history. This collection of twenty-seven essays by leading historians demonstrates how war and society studies have dramatically…

    Hardback – 2018-03-02
    Routledge Histories