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History Research Now Available In Paperback

We're delighted to present a selection of ground-breaking history research new in paperback. Not only are these texts now available at a reduced cost, but you can save a further 20% with discount code PBD20

Social & Cultural History

  • Literary Mapping in the Digital Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores

    Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers from around the globe, this pioneering collection of essays explores how geospatial technologies are revolutionizing the discipline of literary studies. The book offers the first intensive examination of digital literary cartography, a field whose…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Double Exposure

    Memory and Photography, 1st Edition

    By Olga Shevchenko

    Over the past decade, historians and sociologists have increasingly used visual materials, in particular photographs, in their work. This volume brings together historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and media and visual scholars to articulate how photography, as a practice and as a visual…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06

  • Chopsticks and Gambling

    1st Edition

    By Desmond Lam

    The Chinese are known throughout the world as avid gamblers with a long history of participation in games of chance. Historians have documented wagering on such games as far back as the early Chinese dynasties. Despite measures by ancient Chinese rulers to contain gambling, it proliferated, and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02

  • Tapestry of Memory

    Evidence and Testimony in Life-Story Narratives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nanci Adler

    In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28

  • A Taste of Progress

    Food at International and World Exhibitions in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 1st Edition

    By Nelleke Teughels, Peter Scholliers

    World exhibitions have been widely acknowledged as important sources for understanding the development of the modern consumer and urbanized society, yet whilst the function and purpose of architecture at these major events has been well-studied, the place of food has received very little attention.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16

  • Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

    1st Edition

    By Margaret Ponsonby

    Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners of these houses often retained objects from various periods and this layering of history…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14

  • Jewish Migration and the Archive

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Jordan, Lisa Leff, Joachim Schlör

    Migration is, and has always been, a disruptive experience. Freedom from oppression and hope for a better life are counter-balanced by feelings of loss – loss of family members, of a home, of personal belongings. Memories of the migration process itself often fade quickly away in view of the new…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • 'Rogues and Vagabonds'

    Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985, 1st Edition

    By Lionel Rose

    In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other petty crime their profession. He considers the relevant…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • Museums in the New Mediascape

    Transmedia, Participation, Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Kidd

    The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Exploring Cultural History

    Essays in Honour of Peter Burke, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Calaresu, Joan-Pau Rubies, Filippo de Vivo

    Over the past 30 years, cultural history has moved from the periphery to the centre of historical studies, profoundly influencing the way we look at and analyze all aspects of the past. In this volume, a distinguished group of international historians has come together to consider the rise of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06

  • Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mia Ridge

    Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together for the first time the collected wisdom of international leaders in the theory and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Writing a Small Nation's Past

    Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850–1950, 1st Edition

    By Neil Evans

    Edited by Huw Pryce

    This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States. It thus sets Wales in the context of recent work on national history writing in the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06