History: Social & Cultural History

  • Crime and the Development of Modern Society: Patterns of Criminality in Nineteenth Century Germany and France book cover

    Crime and the Development of Modern Society

    Patterns of Criminality in Nineteenth Century Germany and France, 1st Edition

    By Howard Zehr

    Originally published in 1976. This study deals with crime as social history in Germany and France during the nineteenth century. It establishes the broad statistical patterns of crime over the century so that the crime phenomenon can be analysed in the light of the other main trends of economic and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Heavy Business: Commercial Burglary and Robbery book cover

    Heavy Business

    Commercial Burglary and Robbery, 1st Edition

    By Dermot Walsh

    Originally published in 1986. Based on interviews with men in prison, this study takes two groups of convicted criminals: men convicted of robbery, and, for comparison, a sample of men convicted for breaking into commercial premises. It focuses on how victims are chosen, the decision-making…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Why Crime?: Some Causes and Remedies from the Psychological Standpoint book cover

    Why Crime?

    Some Causes and Remedies from the Psychological Standpoint, 1st Edition

    By Claud Mullins

    Originally published in 1945. This book presents the developing opinions contemporary to the post-war period, of the social and psychological roots of criminal actions as seen through the viewpoint of a practising magistrate. Looking at the psychological treatment of delinquents in particular,…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Social Aspects of Crime in England between the Wars book cover

    Social Aspects of Crime in England between the Wars

    1st Edition

    By Hermann Mannheim

    Originally published in 1940. This ground-breaking work formed the foundation for modern criminology becoming an academic discipline within UK sociological studies. It concerns the history of crime, its causes and treatment in England during the preceding twenty-five years or so. Mannheim, through…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • A Dictionary of Criminology book cover

    A Dictionary of Criminology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dermot Walsh, Adrian Poole

    Originally published in 1983. This Dictionary provides a wide-ranging guide to concepts and terminology frequently used in criminology. It will not only inform and stimulate, but will also bring clarity and integration to a subject where the understanding of key words and phrases is essential.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Crime and Environment book cover

    Crime and Environment

    1st Edition

    By R. N. Davidson

    Originally published in 1981. This book unifies the diverse literature on the role of environmental factors in the uneven distribution of crime in society and provides an assessment of the validity of environmental explanations and their utility. It analyses and assesses the major work done by…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Criminology

  • Nordic Elites in Transformation, c. 1050-1250, Volume I: Material Resources book cover

    Nordic Elites in Transformation, c. 1050-1250, Volume I

    Material Resources, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjørn Poulsen, Helle Vogt, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    This book, first in a series of three, examines the social elites in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland, and which social, political, and cultural resources went into their creation. The elite controlled enormous economic resources and exercised power over people. Power over agrarian production…

    Hardback – 2019-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • 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 – 2019-03-26
    Routledge

  • Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture book cover

    Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Korte, Simon Wendt, Nicole Falkenhayner

    Heroes and heroic discourse have gained new visibility in the twenty-first century. This is noted in recent research on the heroic, but it has been largely ignored that heroism is increasingly a global phenomenon both in terms of production and consumption. This edited collection aims to bridge…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The National Security Sublime: On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy book cover

    The National Security Sublime

    On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Potolsky

    Why do recent depictions of government secrecy and surveillance so often use images suggesting massive size and scale: gigantic warehouses, remote black sites, numberless security cameras? Drawing on post-War American art, film, television, and fiction, Matthew Potolsky argues that the aesthetic of…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Espionage and Culture

  • The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts book cover

    The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Justyna Jajszczok, Aleksandra Musiał

    The aim of this book is to explore the body in various historical contexts and to take it as a point of departure for broader historiographical projects. The chapters in the volume present the ways in which the body constitutes a valuable and productive object of historical analysis, especially as…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • A Cultural History of Bathing in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium book cover

    A Cultural History of Bathing in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium

    1st Edition

    By Michal Zytka

    This book discusses social, religious and medical attitudes towards bathing in Late Antiquity. It examines the place of bathing in late Roman and early Byzantine society as seen in the literary, historical, and documentary sources from the late antique period. The author argues that bathing became…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

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