History: Intellectual History

  • Medieval Minds: Mental Health in the Middle Ages book cover

    Medieval Minds

    Mental Health in the Middle Ages, 1st Edition

    By Thomas F. Graham

    Originally published in 1967 Medieval Minds looks at the Middle Ages as a period with changing attitudes towards mental health and its treatment. The book argues that it was a period that that bridged the ancient with the modern, ignorance with knowledge and superstition with science. The Middle…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • From Pictures to Letters: First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing book cover

    From Pictures to Letters

    First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing, 1st Edition

    By Ellen Walpole

    Originally published in 1937. This book is ‘an account of the special training necessary for the young boy or girl in letter-making and simple reading’. The book uses ‘Basic English’, the 850 words of which are included specifically for reference, as a suggested starting point for the teaching of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • Literacy: Writing, Reading and Social Organisation book cover


    Writing, Reading and Social Organisation, 1st Edition

    By John Oxenham

    Originally published in 1980. The skills of reading and writing have been proclaimed as universal human rights. This book explores why this should be so. In particular, it examines whether or not the possession of reading or writing skills has, or has not, influenced the values and organisation of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • W.J.M. Rankine, 1820–1872: The Making of Engineering Science in Victorian Culture book cover

    W.J.M. Rankine, 1820–1872

    The Making of Engineering Science in Victorian Culture, 1st Edition

    By Ben Marsden

    William John Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872) is a major figure in the history of nineteenth-century science and engineering. As well as being a successful railway and hydraulic engineer, he was largely responsible for the establishment of 'engineering science' as the core of a new academic discipline…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Intellectual Collaboration with the Third Reich: Treason or reason? book cover

    Intellectual Collaboration with the Third Reich

    Treason or reason?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Björkman, Patrik Lundell, Sven Widmalm

    The book investigates the rather neglected "intellectual" collaboration between National Socialist Germany and other countries, including views on knowledge and politics among "pro-German" intellectuals, using a comparative approach. These moves were shaped by the Nazi system, which viewed…

    Hardback – 2019-05-22 
    Routledge Studies in Second World War History

  • Historians Without Borders: New Studies in Multidisciplinary History book cover

    Historians Without Borders

    New Studies in Multidisciplinary History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrence Abrams, Kaleb Knoblauch

    This text explores a variety of themes developed from successive years of the University of California, Davis, multidisciplinary graduate conference. It draws out connections on a wide array of topics among the arts, humanities, and sciences in history for multidisciplinary study. This text…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge Approaches to History

  • Giambattista Vico on Natural Law: Rhetoric, Religion and Sensus Communis book cover

    Giambattista Vico on Natural Law

    Rhetoric, Religion and Sensus Communis, 1st Edition

    By John Schaeffer

    This book introduces the thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) into the discussion about natural law. For many critics, natural law is not natural but a façade behind which lurks the supernatural – that is, revealed religion. While current notions of natural law are based on either Aristotelian/…

    Hardback – 2019-04-23 

  • Leopold Von Ranke: A Biography book cover

    Leopold Von Ranke

    A Biography, 1st Edition

    By Andreas D Boldt

    Leopold von Ranke endeavoured to understand political order within its own historical context. To understand the nature of historical phenomena, such as an institution of an idea, one had to consider its historical development and the changes it underwent over a period of time. Historical epochs,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge Approaches to History

  • Between Empire and Europe: Intellectuals and the Nation in Britain and France During the Cold War book cover

    Between Empire and Europe

    Intellectuals and the Nation in Britain and France During the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Bonfreschi, Marzia Maccaferri

    Between the end of WWII and the end of the Cold War, the international roles of France and Great Britain changed dramatically. Major international powers were now states much bigger than European nations in terms of population, wealth, military capacity. Analyzing the international political…

    Hardback – 2019-04-20 
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Researching China in Southeast Asia book cover

    Researching China in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ngeow Chow-Bing

    This book maps out the state of China Studies in seven Southeast Asian countries from different perspectives. It looks at the history and current status of the study of China, analyses the characteristics of Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar, and what…

    Hardback – 2019-04-11 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Intellectual Origins of Modernity book cover

    The Intellectual Origins of Modernity

    1st Edition

    By David Ohana

    The Intellectual Origins of Modernity explores the long and winding road of modernity from Rousseau to Foucault, and its roots, which are not to be found in a desire for enlightenment or in the idea of progress but in the Promethean passion of Western man. Modernity is the Promethean passion, the…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

    1st Edition

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 1992, this collection of original texts addresses the philosophical realm of metaphysics, not only ontology but the philosophy of science, religion and morals. The theory of values and the theory of absolutes are the subject of more than one…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge Library Editions: Metaphysics

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