History: Featured Books

16Featured Books

  • 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