History: Social & Cultural History

  • The History of the Irish Famine book cover

    The History of the Irish Famine

    Edited by Christine Kinealy, Gerard Moran, Jason King

    The Great Irish Famine remains one of the most lethal famines in modern world history and a watershed moment in the development of modern Ireland – socially, politically, demographically and culturally. In the space of only four years, Ireland lost twenty-five per cent of its population as a…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? book cover

    Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the increases in prosperity and fall in working hours in Western societies in the 20th Century would continue. The fantasy of a life of ease for all has, of course, never materialised, but the theme…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Making Managers in Canada, 1945-1990 book cover

    Making Managers in Canada, 1945-1990

    By Jason Russell

    The history of management and management training in Canada has been the subject of comparatively little academic inquiry. In many ways, historians have frequently learned about management behaviour in unionized workplaces by examining labour-management relations. The management experience has thus…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • A History of the Muslim World since 1260 book cover

    A History of the Muslim World since 1260

    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 – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge

  • Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture book cover

    Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

    Edited by Robin Macdonald, Emilie K.M. Murphy, Elizabeth L. Swann

    This volume traces transformations in attitudes toward, ideas about, and experiences of religion and the senses in the medieval and early modern period. Broad in temporal and geographical scope, it challenges traditional notions of periodisation, highlighting continuities as well as change. Rather…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge

  • Gambling in Everyday Life book cover

    Gambling in Everyday Life

    By Fiona Nicoll

    In the past two decades, gambling industries have experienced exponential growth with annual global expenditure worth approximately 300 billion dollars. Yet most academic research on gambling is concentrated on problem gambling and conducted within the psychological sciences. Nicoll considers…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity: Negative Emotion in Natural and Constructed Spaces book cover

    Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity

    Negative Emotion in Natural and Constructed Spaces

    Edited by Debbie Felton

    Over the last two decades, research in cultural geography and landscape studies has influenced many humanities fields, including Classics, and has increasingly drawn our attention to the importance of spaces and their contexts, both geographical and social: how spaces are described by language,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Medieval Lives c.1000-1285: The World of the Beaugency Family book cover

    Medieval Lives c.1000-1285

    The World of the Beaugency Family

    By Amy Livingstone

    Medieval Lives c.1000-1300 uses one family to unpack the history of Western Europe while at the same time teaching students about historical methodology. This innovative volume personalizes the history of the Middle Ages allowing students to see how large historical events affected or shaped the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Select Statutes, Documents and Reports Relating to British Banking, 1832-1928 book cover

    Select Statutes, Documents and Reports Relating to British Banking, 1832-1928

    Edited by Theodore Gregory

    First Published in 1964. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Britain in India, 1765-1905 book cover

    Britain in India, 1765-1905

    By Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

    Seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between Britain and India at the height of imperial expansion. This collection is of interest among academic communities exploring British and Indian history. It is useful for literary, cultural and urban historians working in this area.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity: The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940) book cover

    Cinema, Avant-garde, and Urban Modernity

    The City Symphony Phenomenon (1920-1940)

    Edited by Steven Jacobs, Eva Hielscher, Anthony Kinik

    The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction: George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope book cover

    Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction

    George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope

    By Alice Crossley

    Focusing on works by George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope, Alice Crossley expounds on the emergence of adolescence in the mid-Victorian period as a distinct form of experience. Adolescence, Crossley shows, appears as a discrete category of identity that draws on but is nonetheless…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

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