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Modern History 1750-1945

  • Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beatrice Heuser

    In early modern times, warfare in Europe took on many diverse and overlapping forms. Our modern notions of ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ warfare, of ‘major war’ and ‘small war’, have their roots in much greater diversity than such binary notions allow for. While insurgencies go back to time immemorial,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Levy

    This title, first published in 1987, is a study of the appeals of socialism for the educated middle and lower classes in the nineteenth century, and explores the role of the educated middle classes during this formative period for major modern socialist organisations and movements. This title will…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
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    Routledge Library Editions: Social and Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

  • The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain

    1st Edition

    By Abdulwahid Dhanun Taha

    In the seventh and eighth centuries, the Muslim Arabs conquered large areas of North Africa and then, with the help of their former adversaries in North Africa, the Berbers, gained a decisive victory over the Visigoths in Spain. This book, first published in 1989 and based on Arabic and other…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31
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    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Gallipoli Campaign

    The Turkish Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Metin Gürcan, Robert Johnson

    The war against the Ottomans, on Gallipoli, in Palestine and in Mesopotamia was a major enterprise for the Allies with important long-term geo-political consequences. The absence of a Turkish perspective, written in English, represents a huge gap in the historiography of the First World War. This…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Hitler’s Brudervolk

    The Dutch and the Colonization of Occupied Eastern Europe, 1939-1945, 1st Edition

    By Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel

    This is the first academic book on Dutch colonial aspirations and initiatives during WWII. Between the summers of 1941 and 1944, some 5,500 Dutch men and women left their occupied homeland to find employment in the so-called German Occupied Eastern Territories: Belarus, the Baltic countries and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Embedding Agricultural Commodities

    Using historical evidence, 1840s–1940s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Willem van Schendel

    Over the past 500 years westerners have turned into avid consumers of colonial products and various production systems in the Americas, Africa and Asia have adapted to serve the new markets that opened up in the wake of the "European encounter". The effects of these transformations for the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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  • China's Long March to Freedom

    Grassroots Modernization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Zhou

    China is more than a socialist market economy led by ever more reform-minded leaders. It is a country whose people seek liberty on a daily basis. Th eir success has been phenomenal, despite the fact that China continues to be governed by a single party. Clear distinctions between the people and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
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  • Chernobyl

    Crime without Punishment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alla Yaroshinskaya

    Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • The Use and Abuse of Memory

    Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics, 1st Edition

    By Christian Karner

    Decades after the previously unimaginable horrors of the Nazi extermination camps and the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, their memories remain part of our lives. In academic and human terms, preserving awareness of this past is an ethical imperative. This volume concerns…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
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  • The Serpentine Wall

    The Winding Boundary Between Church and State in the United States, 1st Edition

    Edited by James F. Harris

    The Serpentine Wall is chronologically structured, befitting a history of church-state separation in the United States. It begins with a history of ideas approach to the European backgrounds and colonial American experiments in theocracy and freedom of religion. It covers pre-modern American…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
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  • Foundations of Modernity

    Human Agency and the Imperial State, 1st Edition

    By Isa Blumi

    Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long 19th century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State moves the study of the modern empire towards a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • German Literature and the First World War: The Anti-War Tradition

    Collected Essays by Brian Murdoch, 1st Edition

    By Brian Murdoch

    The period immediately following the end of the First World War witnessed an outpouring of artistic and literary creativity, as those that had lived through the war years sought to communicate their experiences and opinions. In Germany this manifested itself broadly into two camps, one condemning…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • The Men Who Planned the War

    A Study of the Staff of the British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918, 1st Edition

    By Paul Harris

    During the Allied victory celebrations there were few who chose to raise a glass to the staff. The high cost of casualties endured by the British army tarnished the reputation of the military planners, which has yet to recover. This book examines the work and development of the staff of the British…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Transpacific Revolutionaries

    The Chinese Revolution in Latin America, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Rothwell

    This book shows how Maoism was globalized during the 1949-1976 period, highlighting the agency of both Latin American and Chinese actors. While Maoism has long been known to have been influential in many social movements and guerrilla groups in Latin America, author Matthew Rothwell is the first to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Secularism, Islam and Education in India, 1830–1910

    1st Edition

    By Robert Ivermee

    During the nineteenth century British officials in India decided that the education system should be exclusively secular. Drawing on sources from public and private archives, Ivermee presents a study of British/Muslim negotiations over the secularization of colonial Indian education and on the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Empires in Perspective

  • Taming China's Wilderness

    Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Fuliang Shan

    Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, historically known as Northern Manchuria, remained a sparsely populated territory on the northeastern frontier. For about two centuries, the rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) - whose historical homeland was in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
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  • The Victoran Army and the Staff College 1854-1914

    1st Edition

    By Brian Bond

    A pioneering work in British military history, originally published in 1972, this book is both scholarly and entertaining. Although the book concentrates on a single institution, it illuminates a much wider area of social and intellectual change. For the Army the importance of the change was…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
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    Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

  • The Conduct of War 1789-1961

    A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial and Russian Revolutions on War and Its Conduct, 1st Edition

    By J. F. C. Fuller

    This book, originally published in 1961, examines the wars from the age of absolute rulers, and the destructive impact of revolutionary and democratic government on this state of affairs. It discusses the relation between war and policy, and takes into account how the character of war in the first…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
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    Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

  • American Newsfilm 1914-1919 (RLE The First World War)

    The Underexposed War, 1st Edition

    By David H. Mould

    The First World War was the first conflict in which film became a significant instrument of propaganda. For the United States, the war had two distinct phases: from August 1914 to April 1917, America was officially a neutral country; after April 1917 the United States was in the war, providing men,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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    Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

  • 'A Student in Arms'

    Donald Hankey and Edwardian Society at War, 1st Edition

    By Ross Davies

    Donald Hankey was a writer who saw himself as a ’student of human nature’ and peacetime Edwardian Britain as a society at war with itself. Wounded in a murderous daylight infantry charge near Ypres, Hankey began sending despatches to The Spectator from hospital in 1915. Trench life, wrote Hankey,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Massacre of the Innocents

    Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939, 1st Edition

    By Lionel Rose

    Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson

    Volume 3, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Rutherford

    This is the third of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. The final volume,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • The Scaremongers (RLE The First World War)

    The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914, 1st Edition

    By A. J. A. Morris

    This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The author provides detailed evidence of how and why an image of Germany as a nation determined upon world hegemony was deliberately promoted by a group of British newspaper editors, proprietors and journalists. This…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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    Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

    1st Edition

    By Richard A. Marsden

    Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous. How, then, did ideas about the past shape Scottish identity in a period when union…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Rutherford

    This is the first of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. Volume one, first…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson

    Volume 2, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Rutherford

    This is the second of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. Volume two, first…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • Aftermath

    Legacies and Memories of War in Europe, 1918–1945–1989, 1st Edition

    By Tim Haughton

    Edited by Nicholas Martin

    Focusing on three of the defining moments of the twentieth century - the end of the two World Wars and the collapse of the Iron Curtain - this volume presents a rich collection of authoritative essays, covering a wide range of thematic, regional, temporal and methodological perspectives. By…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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