History: Social & Cultural History

  • The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal, 1895-1970 book cover

    The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal, 1895-1970

    1st Edition

    By Victor Bailey

    Spanning almost a century of penal policy and practice in England and Wales, this book is a study of the long arc of the rehabilitative ideal, beginning in 1895, the year of the Gladstone Committee on Prisons, and ending in 1970, when the policy of treating and training criminals was very much on…

    Paperback – 2019-04-11
    Routledge

  • Allied Intervention in Russia 1918-1919: And the Part Played by Canada book cover

    Allied Intervention in Russia 1918-1919

    And the Part Played by Canada, 1st Edition

    By John Swettenham

    When originally published in 1967 and using archive material from official records in Ottawa, this book threw new light on the motives and actions of the intervening powers. Allied intervention took place in three main areas: Northern and Southern Russia as well as Siberia. Canada was the major…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Russian Civil War

  • The Republic of the Ushakovka: Admiral Kolchak and the Allied Intervention in Siberia 1918-1920 book cover

    The Republic of the Ushakovka

    Admiral Kolchak and the Allied Intervention in Siberia 1918-1920, 1st Edition

    By Richard M Connaughton

    This volume, originally published in 1990 and now with an updated Preface, gives an account of the Allies' last concerted attempt to destroy Russia's nascent Bolshevik regime. At the start, it looked like a threat that should be taken seriously, as the Reds' enemies both native and foreign…

    Paperback – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Russian Civil War

  • Honour, Mana, and Agency in Polynesian-European Conflict book cover

    Honour, Mana, and Agency in Polynesian-European Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Annette Wilkes

    Focusing on the era of "first encounters" in Polynesia, this book provides a fresh look at some of the early contacts between indigenous people and the captains and crew of European ships. The case studies chosen enable comparison of New Zealand Māori–European transactions with similar Pacific ones…

    Hardback – 2019-04-05
    Routledge
    Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

  • The Global 1980s: People, Power and Profit book cover

    The Global 1980s

    People, Power and Profit, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Davis

    The Global 1980s takes an international perspective on the upheaval across the world during the long 1980s (1979–1991) with the end of the Cold War, a move towards a free-market economic system, and the increasing connectedness of the world. The 1980s was a decade of unimaginable change. At its…

    Paperback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Decades in Global History

  • Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Playmakers and their Strategies book cover

    Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Playmakers and their Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Nadia Thérèse van Pelt

    Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe moves away from the customary conceptual framework that artificially separates ‘medieval’ from ‘early modern’ drama to explore the role of drama and spectacle in England, France, the Low Countries, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the German-speaking areas…

    Paperback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History

  • The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800: Comparisons and Contrasts book cover

    The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800

    Comparisons and Contrasts, 1st Edition

    By Gwenda Morgan, Peter Rushton

    The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • A Tale of a Fool?: A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman book cover

    A Tale of a Fool?

    A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman, 1st Edition

    By Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir

    A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759. Guðrún worked as a farmhand for most of her adult life, and when she died she left behind a partial autobiography, which is believed to be the oldest autobiography of an Icelandic peasant woman.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • Cold War Assemblages: Decolonization to Digital book cover

    Cold War Assemblages

    Decolonization to Digital, 1st Edition

    By Bhakti Shringarpure

    This book bridges the gap between the simultaneously unfolding histories of postcoloniality and the forty-five-year ideological and geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Not only did the superpowers rely upon the decolonizing world to further imperial agendas, but the postcolony…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultures of the Global Cold War

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India: Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930) book cover

    Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930), 1st Edition

    By Luzia Savary

    This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is on a diverse set of printed texts, periodicals and books in Hindi and Urdu, two of the major print languages of British North India, written between 1860 and 1930. Imperial…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Leading the Police: A History of Chief Constables 1835–2017 book cover

    Leading the Police

    A History of Chief Constables 1835–2017, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim Stevenson, David J. Cox, Iain Channing

    In 2015 the College of Policing published its Leadership Review with specific reference to the type of leadership required to ensure that the next generation of Chief Constables and their management approach will be fit for purpose. Three key issues were highlighted as underpinning the effective…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools: An Intimate History of Educating the Poor, 1844-1870 book cover

    Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools

    An Intimate History of Educating the Poor, 1844-1870, 1st Edition

    By Laura M. Mair

    Focusing on the interaction between teachers and scholars, this book provides an intimate account of "ragged schools" that challenges existing scholarship on evangelical child-saving movements and Victorian philanthropy. With Lord Shaftesbury as their figurehead, these institutions provided a free…

    Hardback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism

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