History: Social & Cultural History

  • Mapping India: Transitions and Transformations, 18th–19th Century book cover

    Mapping India

    Transitions and Transformations, 18th–19th Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sutapa Dutta, Nilanjana Mukherjee

    This book presents an alternate history of colonial India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. It traces the transitions and transformations during this period through art, literature, music, theatre, satire, textile, regime changes, personal histories, and migration. The essays in the volume…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge India

  • Land and Society in Early South Asia: Eastern India 400–1250 AD book cover

    Land and Society in Early South Asia

    Eastern India 400–1250 AD, 1st Edition

    By Ryosuke Furui

    This volume explores the process of social changes which unfolded in rural society of early medieval Bengal, especially the formation of stratified land relations and occupational groups which later got systematised as jātis. One of the first books to systematically reconstruct the early history of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge India

  • Cultural History in France: Local Debates, Global Perspectives book cover

    Cultural History in France

    Local Debates, Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyne Cohen, Anaïs Fléchet, Pascale Gœtschel, Laurent Martin, Pascal Ory

    This volume, which gathers contributions presented at the annual conferences of l'Association pour le développement de l'histoire culturelle (ADHC), questions the subjects and boundaries of cultural history in France – with regard to neighboring approaches such as cultural studies, media studies,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Studies for the International Society for Cultural History

  • The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia: Evidence and Significations book cover

    The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia

    Evidence and Significations, 1st Edition

    By Flocel Sabaté

    The death penalty was unusual in medieval Europe until the twelfth century. From that moment on, it became a key instrument of rule in European society, and we can study it in the case of Catalonia through its rich and varied unpublished documentation. The death penalty was justified by Roman Law;…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989 book cover

    The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

    1st Edition

    By Olivia Dee

    This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act.…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History book cover

    The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Silja Laine, Richard Dennis

    The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History explores a variety of geographical and cultural contexts to examine what literary texts, grasped as material objects and as reflections on urban materialities, have to offer for urban history. The contributing writers’ approach to literary…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge Advances in Urban History

  • Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction book cover

    Secrecy and Disclosure in Victorian Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Leila Silvana May

    Why were the Victorians more fascinated with secrecy than people of other periods? What is the function of secrets in Victorian fiction and in the society depicted, how does it differ from that of other periods, and how did readers of Victorian fiction respond to the secrecy they encountered? These…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 

  • Interactive Books: Playful Media before Pop-Ups book cover

    Interactive Books

    Playful Media before Pop-Ups, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Movable books are an innovative area of children’s publishing. Commonly equated with spectacular pop-ups, movable books have a little-known history as interactive, narrative media. Since they are hybrid artifacts consisting of words, images and movable components, they cross the borders between…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 

  • Prizing Children's Literature: The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards book cover

    Prizing Children's Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 

  • The German Working Class 1888 - 1933: The Politics of Everyday Life book cover

    The German Working Class 1888 - 1933

    The Politics of Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard J. Evans

    When it was originally published in 1982, this book presented pioneering new research into the everyday life of the German working class in the crucial decades between the accession of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Nazi seizure of power. The authors document working-class attitudes to bourgeois…

    Hardback – 2019-07-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: German History

  • Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 book cover

    Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

    1st Edition

    By Ellen Spears

    Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 turns a fresh interpretive lens on the past, drawing on a wide range of new histories of environmental activism to analyze the actions of those who created the movement and those who tried to thwart them. Concentrating on the decades since…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The Economic Causes of the English Civil War: Freedom of Trade and the English Revolution book cover

    The Economic Causes of the English Civil War

    Freedom of Trade and the English Revolution, 1st Edition

    By George Yerby

    This is a coordinated study of the significance of socio-economic changes in sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It shows how the emergence of new economic imperatives, and the growing demand for freedom of trade and the continuous provision of parliamentary law, underpinned the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

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