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History Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

Welcome to the Routledge History Textbook Catalog.

Here you will find our forthcoming, new and key history textbooks organized by subject and theme. To read more on any text, request a 'complimentary exam copy', or purchase, simply click the title of the book.

Instructors - All the books in this catalog are available to order as complimentary exam copies or e-inspection copies. If you are teaching and would like to receive a copy of a book, to consider adopting it for your course, simply click on the blue 'complimentary exam copy' link.

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Featured Textbooks

  • First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Combined Volume

    2nd Edition

    By Kenneth Townsend

    First Americans provides a comprehensive history of Native Americans, from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, which highlights the complexity and diversity of their past. Native voices permeate the text and shape its narrative, underlining the agency, diversity, and vitality…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 

  • The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day―using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 

  • Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History, 1453-Present

    2nd Edition

    By Jon T Davidann, Marc Jason Gilbert

    One of the hallmarks of world history is the ever-increasing ability of humans to cross cultural boundaries. Taking an encounters approach that opens up history to different perspectives and experiences, Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History examines cultural contact between people from…

    Paperback – 2018-11-23 

  • The Body Broken

    Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1300-1525, 2nd Edition

    By Charles F. Briggs

    The Body Broken offers a thematic survey of Europe in the late Middle Ages, a period of huge crisis, conflict and religious change, including the Black Death, the Reformation, the Peasants Revolt and the Renaissance. This new edition includes a discussion on rural communities across Europe and the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Signs and Wonders in Britain’s Age of Revolution

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Abigail J. Hartman, Timothy G. Fehler

    Signs and Wonders in Britain’s Age of Revolution is an original collection of primary sources from the era encompassing the political, religious, and social tumult of the English Civil War. With a focus on Britain in the seventeenth century and covering topics such as astrology, scurrilous…

    Paperback – 2018-10-29 

  • The Atlantic World

    Essays on Slavery, Migration and Imagination, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Willem Klooster, Alfred Padula

    The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration and Imagination brings together ten original essays that explore the many connections between the Old and New Worlds in the early modern period. Divided into five sets of paired essays, it examines the role of specific port cities in Atlantic history…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08 

  • Dorothea Lange

    Enlarging the World with Her Eye

    By Carole Quirke

    This is a brief biography that explores photographer Dorothea Lange's life. This book is a part of Westview?s `Lives of American Women? series, edited by Carol Berkin. Each title in the series features brief biographies of figures whose lives serve as a lens onto a major trend, event, movement, or…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 

  • Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge charts the emergence of different kinds of scientific networks – local and long-distance, informal and institutional, religious and secular – between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries as one of the important phenomena of the early modern world. It seeks to answer what…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14 

  • The Jews

    A History, 3rd Edition

    By John Efron, Steven Weitzman, Matthias Lehmann

    The Jews: A History is a comprehensive and accessible text that explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith. Placing Jewish history within its wider cultural context, the book covers a broad timespan, stretching from ancient Israel into the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-07 

  • Introduction to Global Military History

    1775 to the Present Day, 3rd Edition

    By Jeremy Black

    Introduction to Global Military History provides a lucid and comprehensive account of military developments around the modern world from the eighteenth century up to the present day. Beginning with the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary wars and ending with the recent…

    Paperback – 2018-09-05 

  • American Sports

    From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of the Internet, 8th Edition

    By Pamela Grundy, Benjamin G Rader

    American Sports is a comprehensive, analytical introduction to the history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Pamela Grundy and Benjamin Rader outline the complex relationships between sports and class, gender, race, religion, and region in the United States. Building on…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06 

  • A History of Modern Germany

    1871 to Present, 8th Edition

    By Dietrich Orlow

    A History of Modern Germany is a well-established text that presents a balanced survey of the last 150 years of German history, stretching from nineteenth-century imperial Germany, through political division and reunification, and into the present day. Beginning in the early 1870s and covering…

    Paperback – 2018-07-20 

  • The Forging of the Modern State

    Early Industrial Britain, 1783-c.1870, 4th Edition

    By Eric J. Evans

    In what has established itself as a classic study of Britain from the late eighteenth century to the mid-Victorian period, Eric J. Evans explains how the country became the world’s first industrial nation. His book also explains how, and why, Britain was able to lay the foundations for what became…

    Paperback – 2018-07-18

  • Knowledge and Power

    Science in World History, 2nd Edition

    By William Burns

    Knowledge and Power presents and explores science not as something specifically for scientists, but as an integral part of human civilization, and traces the development of science through different historical settings from the Middle Ages through to the Cold War. Five case studies are examined…

    Paperback – 2018-07-10

  • History, Memory and Public Life

    The Past in the Present

    Edited by Anna Maerker, Simon Sleight, Adam Sutcliffe

    History, Memory and Public Life introduces readers to key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise and understanding in contemporary public reflection on the past. Divided into two parts, the book addresses both the theoretical…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04

  • Medieval Lives c. 1000-1292

    The World of the Beaugency Family

    By Amy Livingstone

    Medieval Lives c. 1000–1292: The World of the Beaugency Family is a gateway into Europe during the Central Middle Ages. Through charting the lives of the Beaugency family, this book delves into the history of Western Europe and explores the impact of the changes and events of the period on those…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21

  • A History of the Muslim World since 1260

    The Making of a Global Community, 2nd Edition

    By Vernon O Egger

    A History of the Muslim World since 1260 continues the narrative begun by A History of the Muslim World to 1750 by tracing the development of Muslim societies, institutions, and doctrines from the time of the Mongol conquests through to the present day. It offers students a balanced coverage of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30

  • Early Medieval Europe 300–1050

    A Guide for Studying and Teaching, 2nd Edition

    By David Rollason

    Early Medieval Europe 300–1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given on how to…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04

  • The Vietnam War

    3rd Edition

    By Mitchell Hall

    The Vietnam War examines this conflict from its origins up until North Vietnam’s victory in 1975. Historian Mitchell K. Hall’s lucid account is an ideal introduction to the key debates surrounding a war that remains controversial and disputed in American scholarship and collective memory.  The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Seminar Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27

  • The Third Reich

    5th Edition

    By David G. Williamson

    The Third Reich is a succinct, comprehensive examination of the major debates surrounding this crucial period in modern German history. The character and operation of the Nazi state, and of its global consequences, have been discussed and disputed since 1933. David G. Williamson’s Seminar Studies…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25
    Seminar Studies

  • Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900

    5th Edition

    By Clive Emsley

    Ranging from the middle of the eighteenth through to the end of the nineteenth century, Crime and Society in England, 1750–1900 explores the developments in policing, the courts and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. Through a consideration of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Themes In British Social History

  • A History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict

    8th Edition

    By Ian J. Bickerton, Carla L. Klausner

    Comprehensive and analytical, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict presents a balanced and impartial overview of this centuries-old struggle. The authors examine the issues and themes that have characterized and defined the conflict over the course of its history, bringing the coverage up to date…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04