History: Modern History 1750-1945

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads: Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History book cover

    Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Routledge Revivals: The Contentious Tithe (1976): The Tithe Problem and English Agriculture 1750-1850 book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Contentious Tithe (1976)

    The Tithe Problem and English Agriculture 1750-1850

    By Eric J. Evans

    First published in 1976, this book studies the impact of a uniquely unpopular tax on English rural communities. It examines the tithe system during a period when it was subject to mounting attack from political economists, agricultural improvers and radicals alike. Professor Evans has made…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds book cover

    Strange Histories

    The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds, 2nd Edition

    By Darren Oldridge

    Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914 book cover

    The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914

    By Stefan Arvidsson

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Affairs of China: A Survey of the Recent History and Present Circumstances of the Republic of China book cover

    Affairs of China

    A Survey of the Recent History and Present Circumstances of the Republic of China

    By Eric Teichman

    First published in 1938, this book aims to be a ‘true and objective’ account of China’s recent history and its present circumstances at the time, drawing on the author’s thirty years of experience as a member of the British consular service in China. The recurrent themes of the period are examined:…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Leslie Hume

    First published in 1981, this book traces the history of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897-1914. Whereas most historians have focused on the more militant aspect of the struggle for female enfranchisement, embodied by the Women’s Political and Social Union (WPSU),…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Business Structure, Business Culture and the Industrial District: The Potteries, c. 1850–1914 book cover

    Business Structure, Business Culture and the Industrial District

    The Potteries, c. 1850–1914

    By Andrew Popp

    This title was first published in 2001: North Staffordshire has been synonymous with the manufacture of pottery for more than 200 years. This book is the first comprehensive business history of the North Staffordshire pottery industry during a critical period in its development, from the nineteenth…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Late Ruskin: New Contexts: New Contexts book cover

    Late Ruskin: New Contexts

    New Contexts

    By Francis O'Gorman

    This title was first published in 2001. Ruskin said that 1860 marked the beginning of his 'proper work'. This study presents new, historicized readings of important texts and themes from that late period, 1860-1889, discussing in detail works including Unto this Last (1860), the Lectures on Art (…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The English Idea of History from Coleridge to Collingwood book cover

    The English Idea of History from Coleridge to Collingwood

    By Christopher Parker

    This title was first published in 2000:  Despite the widely remarked indifference to philosophy of history that has characterised most British historians, important things were said in Britain from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth about historical…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Chartist Fiction: Volume 2: Ernest Jones, Woman's Wrongs book cover

    Chartist Fiction

    Volume 2: Ernest Jones, Woman's Wrongs

    Edited by Ian Haywood

    This title was first published in 2001. When the Chartist leader Ernest Jones emerged from prison in 1850, he was determined to capture the public's attention with a controversial and topical novel. The result of his endeavours was the remarkable Woman's Wrongs, a series of five tales exploring…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Victorian Scientist and Engineer: Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering book cover

    A Victorian Scientist and Engineer

    Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering

    By Gillian Cookson, Colin Hempstead

    This title was first published in 2000:  In a life of only 52 years, Fleeming Jenkin established his reputation as a pioneer in the new world of electrical engineering, known for his work on undersea telegraphs and later on the electrical transportation system known as telpherage. Equally at…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Splendidly Victorian: Essays in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British History in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein book cover

    Splendidly Victorian

    Essays in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British History in Honour of Walter L. Arnstein

    By Michael H. Shirley, Todd E. A. Larson

    This title was first published in 2001. The eminent historian of Victorian Britain, Walter L. Arnstein has, over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, arguably introduced more students to British history than any other American historian. This collection of essays by some of his…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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