History: Featured Books

26Featured Books

  • Interspecies Interactions: Animals and Humans between the Middle Ages and Modernity book cover

    Interspecies Interactions

    Animals and Humans between the Middle Ages and Modernity

    Edited by Sarah Cockram, Andrew Wells

    Interspecies Interactions surveys the rapidly developing field of human-animal relations from the late medieval and early modern eras through to the mid-Victorian period. By viewing animals as authentic and autonomous historical agents who had a real impact on the world around them, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • The Reinvention of Britain 1960–2016: A Political and Economic History book cover

    The Reinvention of Britain 1960–2016

    A Political and Economic History

    By Scott Newton

    The Reinvention of Britain 1960–2016 explores the transformation of contemporary Britain, tracing its evolution from the welfare state of the post-1945 era to social democracy in the 1960s and 1970s and the liberal market society of 1979 onwards. Focusing primarily on political and economic change,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge

  • Public History and the Food Movement: Adding the Missing Ingredient book cover

    Public History and the Food Movement

    Adding the Missing Ingredient

    By Michelle Moon, Cathy Stanton

    Public History and the Food Movement argues that today’s broad interest in making food systems fairer, healthier, and more sustainable offers a compelling opportunity for the public history field. Moon and Stanton show how linking heritage institutions’ unique skills and resources with…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18
    Routledge

  • Louis XIV book cover

    Louis XIV

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Wilkinson

    Louis XIV ruled France for more than half a century and is typically remembered for his absolutism, his patronage of the arts and his lavish lifestyle – culminating in the building of Versailles. This original and lively biography focuses on Louis’s personal life while keeping the needs of the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta book cover

    The Formation of the English Common Law

    Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

    By John Hudson

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    The Medieval World

  • War and Warfare since 1945 book cover

    War and Warfare since 1945

    By Sterling M. Pavelec

    Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis of the limits of modern warfare in the nuclear age with the purpose of examining why war…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    The Making of the Contemporary World

  • The Global 1960s: Convention, contest and counterculture book cover

    The Global 1960s

    Convention, contest and counterculture

    By Tamara Chaplin, Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney

    The Global 1960s presents compelling narratives from around the world in order to de-center the roles played by the United States and Europe in both scholarship on, and popular memories of, the sixties. Geographically and chronologically broad, this volume scrutinizes the concept of "the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge
    Decades in Global History

  • Thomas Cranmer book cover

    Thomas Cranmer

    By Susan Wabuda

    Thomas Cranmer’s place in English history is firmly established, yet the complexities of his character have remained obscure and he continues to be one of the most problematic figures of the Tudor period. Susan Wabuda’s biography sheds fresh light not only on the private Cranmer, but also on the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Tolerance in World History book cover

    Tolerance in World History

    By Peter Stearns

    This volume draws together the many discrete studies of tolerance to create a global and comprehensive synthesis. In a concise text, author Peter Stearns makes connections across time periods and key regions, to help clarify the record and the relationship between current tolerance patterns and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Remembering the Second World War book cover

    Remembering the Second World War

    Edited by Patrick Finney

    Remembering the Second World War brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast of leading scholars to explore the remembrance of this conflict on a global scale. Conceptually, it is premised on the need to challenge nation-centric approaches in memory studies, drawing strength from…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge
    Remembering the Modern World

  • Food in World History book cover

    Food in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    The second edition of this concise survey offers a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day. It examines the long history of globalization of foods as well as the political, social, and environmental…

    Paperback – 2017-06-05
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Britain, America, and the Special Relationship since 1941 book cover

    Britain, America, and the Special Relationship since 1941

    By B. J. C McKercher

    Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Words in Time: A Plea for Historical Re-thinking book cover

    Words in Time

    A Plea for Historical Re-thinking

    By Francesco Benigno

    Through questions such as ‘What is power?’, ‘How are revolutions generated?’, ‘Does public opinion really exist?’, ‘What does terrorism mean?’ and ‘When are generations created?’, Words in Time scrutinizes the fundamental concepts by which we confer meaning to the historical and social world and…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge

  • The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642 book cover

    The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642

    By Lawrence Stone

    Dividing the nation and causing massive political change, the English Civil War remains one of the most decisive and dramatic conflicts of English history. Lawrence Stone's account of the factors leading up to the deposition of Charles I in 1642 is widely regarded as a classic in the field.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • Charlie Chaplin: A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America book cover

    Charlie Chaplin

    A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America

    By Richard Carr

    Richard Carr’s Charlie Chaplin places politics at the centre of the filmmaker’s life as it looks beyond Chaplin’s role as a comedic figure to his constant political engagement both on and off the screen. Drawing from a wealth of archival sources from across the globe, Carr provides an in-depth…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Stealth Altruism: Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust book cover

    Stealth Altruism

    Forbidden Care as Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust

    By Arthur B. Shostak

    Though it has been nearly seventy years since the Holocaust, the human capacity for evil displayed by its perpetrators is still shocking and haunting. But the story of the Nazi attempt to annihilate European Jewry is not all we should remember. Stealth Altruism tells of secret, non-militant,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment book cover

    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
    Routledge

  • Stalin: From the Caucasus to the Kremlin book cover

    Stalin

    From the Caucasus to the Kremlin

    By Christopher Read

    This new biography of Stalin offers an accessible and up-to-date representation of one of the twentieth-century’s defining figures, as well as new insights, analysis and illumination to deepen our understanding of his actions, intentions and the nature of the power that he wielded. Christopher…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200 book cover

    Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200

    2nd Edition

    By Daibhi O Croinin

    This impressive survey covers the early history of Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the Norman settlement. Within a broad political framework it explores the nature of Irish society, the spiritual and secular roles of the Church and the extraordinary flowering of Irish culture in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21
    Routledge

  • Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed book cover

    Death in Medieval Europe

    Death Scripted and Death Choreographed

    Edited by Joelle Rollo-Koster

    Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge

  • Remembering the Crusades and Crusading book cover

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading

    Edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge
    Remembering the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

  • The Industrial Turn in World History book cover

    The Industrial Turn in World History

    By Peter Stearns

    In The Industrial Turn in World History, Peter N. Stearns presents a concise yet far reaching overview of the worldwide shift from agricultural societies to industrial societies over the past two centuries. Putting the implications for individuals and societies in global context while…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer book cover

    Ida B. Wells

    Social Activist and Reformer

    By Kristina DuRocher

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wells made an extraordinary impact on American…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The French Revolution 1787-1804 book cover

    The French Revolution 1787-1804

    3rd Edition

    By P. M. Jones

    P. M. Jones’ The French Revolution, now in its third edition, is an authoritative survey of events in France from 1787, as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble, until 1804 and the demise of the Republic. It provides a balanced and accessible account of the dramatic events of the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution book cover

    Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The California Gold Rush: The Stampede that Changed the World book cover

    The California Gold Rush

    The Stampede that Changed the World

    By Mark A. Eifler

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History