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  • 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 
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • Claiming the City and Contesting the State

    Squatting, Community Formation and Democratization in Spain (1955–1986)

    By Inbal Ofer

    The present book analyzes the relationship between internal migration, urbanization and democratization in Spain during the period of General Francisco Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975) and Spain's transition to democracy (1975-1982). Specifically, the book explores the production and management of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

  • Senses of the Empire

    Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture

    Edited by Eleanor Betts

    The Roman empire afforded a kaleidoscope of sensations. Through a series of multisensory case studies centred on people, places, buildings and artefacts, and on specific aspects of human behaviour, this volume develops ground-breaking methods and approaches for sensory studies in Roman archaeology…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06

  • Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    Edited by Bernadette Bensaude Vincent, Sacha Loeve, Alfred Nordmann, Astrid Schwarz

    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things –…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)

    Learning and Literature in the Nordic Enlightenment

    Edited by Knud Haakonssen, Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen

    Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754) was the foremost representative of the Danish-Norwegian Enlightenment and also a European figure of note. He published significant works in natural law and history, but also a very important body of moral essays and epistles. He authored several engaging autobiographies…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01

  • War, Peace and International Order?

    The Legacies of the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907

    Edited by Maartje Abbenhuis, Christopher Ernest Barber, Annalise R. Higgins

    The exact legacies of the two Hague Peace Conferences remain unclear. On the one hand, diplomatic and military historians, who cast their gaze to 1914, traditionally dismiss the events of 1899 and 1907 as insignificant footnotes on the path to the First World War. On the other, experts in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Landscapes and Voices of the Great War

    Edited by Angela K. Smith, Krista Cowman

    This volume aims to provide a wider view of First World War experience through focusing on landscapes less commonly considered in historiography, and on voices that have remained on the margins of popular understanding of the war. The landscape of the western front was captured during the conflict…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130

    By Alexander Daniel Beihammer

    The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600

    Commercial Networks and Urban Autonomy

    Edited by Wim Blockmans, Mikhail Krom, Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

    The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600 explores the links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas. Maritime trade routes connected diverse geographical and cultural spheres, contributing to a…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World

    Edited by E. P. Moloney, Michael Stuart Williams

    Warfare has long been central to a proper understanding of ancient Greece and Rome, worlds where war was, as the philosopher Heraclitus observed, ‘both king and father of all’. More recently, however, the understanding of Classical antiquity solely in such terms has been challenged; it is…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22

  • Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment

    By Steffen Ducheyne

    Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment comprises fifteen new essays written by a team of international scholars. The collection re-evaluates the characteristics, meaning and impact of the Radical Enlightenment between 1660 and 1825, spanning England, Ireland, the Dutch Republic, France,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21

  • The Disinformation Age

    The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States

    By Eric Cheyfitz

    The Disinformation Age, beginning in the present and going back to the American colonial period, constructs an original historical explanation for the current political crisis and the reasons the two major political parties cannot address it effectively. Commentators inside and outside academia…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of History

    By Asko Nivala

    The nineteenth-century Romantic understanding of history is often confused with the longing for the past Golden Age. In this book, the Romantic idea of Golden Age is seen from a new angle by discussing it in the context of Friedrich Schlegel’s works. Interestingly, Schlegel argued that…

    Hardback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Stuart Age

    England, 1603–1714, 5th Edition

    By Barry Coward, Peter Gaunt

    The Stuart Age provides an accessible introduction to England's century of civil war and revolution, including the causes of the English Civil War; the nature of the English Revolution; the aims and achievements of Oliver Cromwell; the continuation of religious passion in the politics of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16

  • The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

    Edited by Deborah Simonton

    Challenging current perspectives of urbanisation, The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience explores how our towns and cities have shaped and been shaped by cultural, spatial and gendered influences. This volume discusses gender in an urban context in European, North…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • Conversion and Islam in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Lure of the Other

    Edited by Claire Norton

    The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding. It has often been viewed as the permanent crossing of not just a religious divide, but in the context of the early modern Mediterranean also political, cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Sexuality in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Peter N. Stearns

    This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Themes in World History

  • Beyond the Grand Tour

    Northern Metropolises and Early Modern Travel Behaviour

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet, Gerrit Verhoeven, Sarah Goldsmith

    Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08

  • Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography

    By Tor Egil Førland

    Bringing sophisticated philosophy to bear on real-life historiography, Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography rekindles and invigorates the debate on two perennials in the theory and methodology of history. One is the tension between historians' values and the ideal—or illusion—of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge Approaches to History

  • Famine Irish and the American Racial State

    By Peter D. O'Neill

    Accounts of Irish racialization in the United States have tended to stress Irish difference. Famine Irish and the American Racial State takes a different stance. This interdisciplinary, transnational work uses an array of cultural artifacts, including novels, plays, songs, cartoons, government…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Collision of Empires

    Italy's Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact

    Edited by G. Bruce Strang

    Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The last great European colonial conquest in Africa, the conflict represented an enormous gamble for the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. He faced a challenge not only from a stout Ethiopian defence, but also from…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06

  • The Templars and their Sources

    Edited by Karl Borchardt, Karoline Döring, Philippe Josserand, Helen J Nicholson

    Even 700 years after the suppression of the Order of the Temple and the execution of the last grandmaster, Jacques de Molay, there is no shortage of publications on this influential military order. Yet unlike other medieval institutions the Templars are subject to speculative fiction and popular…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31

  • Authority and Spectacle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Essays in Honor of Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Edited by Yuen-Gen Liang, Jarbel Rodriguez

    Bringing together distinguished scholars in honor of Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, this volume presents original and innovative research on the critical and uneasy relationship between authority and spectacle in the period from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, focusing on Spain, the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24