History: Political History

  • Early Medieval Europe 300-1050: A Guide for Studying and Teaching book cover

    Early Medieval Europe 300-1050

    A Guide for Studying and Teaching, 2nd Edition

    By David Rollason

    Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 provides students with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate this complex period. David Rollason identifies the major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary sources…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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  • Paternalism in Early Victorian England book cover

    Paternalism in Early Victorian England

    By F David Roberts

    First published in 1979. This book studies the social outlook which historians today call paternalism. It was an ideology which informed social attitudes at all levels of society and expressed itself in countless ways. In this work, David Roberts provides a comprehensive examination of the revival,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Radical Soldier's Tale: John Pearman, 1819-1908 book cover

    The Radical Soldier's Tale

    John Pearman, 1819-1908

    By Carolyn Steedman

    First published in 1988, The Radical Soldier’s Tale is both an introduction to and a transcript of his ‘Memoirs’, written after his retirement in 1881. In this autobiography he presents his life as a soldier during the Sikh Wars, his life as a policeman, and the ideologies which divided people from…

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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Samuel Smiles and the Victorian Work Ethic book cover

    Samuel Smiles and the Victorian Work Ethic

    By Tim Travers

    Samuel Smiles is best known for his book Self Help (1859), which many have assumed to be an encouragement to social and financial success. However, Smiles actually argued against the single-minded pursuit of success, and in favour of the protean formation of character as the ultimate goal of life.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • South Wales and the Rising of 1839: Class Struggle as Armed Struggle book cover

    South Wales and the Rising of 1839

    Class Struggle as Armed Struggle

    By Ivor Wilks

    First published in 1984, this book provides the first full study of the carefully planned rising of south Wales miners and ironworkers in 1839 and of its collapse at the confrontation with soldiers of the 45th regiment of Newport. It examines not only the rising itself, but the factors that made it…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Victorian Church in Decline: Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882 book cover

    The Victorian Church in Decline

    Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882

    By Peter T. Marsh

    First published in 1969, this book studies the years of decline in the Victorian Church between 1868 and 1882. It centres on the Archbishop Tait, who was paradoxically the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury since the seventeenth century, and follows the policies he pursued, the high church…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Victorian Oxford book cover

    Victorian Oxford

    By W R Ward

    First published in 1965, this book explores Oxford in the Victorian period, providing accounts of the development in the constitutional organisation of the city and the political standing and the studies of the university. Employing a wide range of original material, this work paints a detailed and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Campaign for Prohibition in Victorian England: The United Kingdom Alliance 1872-1895 book cover

    The Campaign for Prohibition in Victorian England

    The United Kingdom Alliance 1872-1895

    By A.E. Dingle

    The evils of drink were a constant preoccupation in late Victorian England. The United Kingdom Alliance, founded in 1853, fought a long and vigorous but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for prohibition. In doing so it eventually developed into one of the most powerful reformist pressure groups…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals): The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom book cover

    Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals)

    The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

    By Rosamund Thomas

    This prize-winning book, first published in 1991, provides a detailed legal account of the development of the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989. In particular, the Espionage section (s.1) of this criminal law is analysed carefully, illustrated by leading cases of UK spies prosecuted under this…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
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  • Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907 book cover

    Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907

    By Phillip Johnson

    In the history of British patent law, the role of Parliament is often side-lined. This is largely due to the raft of failed or timid attempts at patent law reform. Yet there was another way of seeking change. By the end of the nineteenth century, private legislation had become a mechanism or…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
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  • America Enters the Cold War: The Road to Global Commitment, 1945–1950 book cover

    America Enters the Cold War

    The Road to Global Commitment, 1945–1950

    By Kevin Grimm

    America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America’s early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign policy, Kevin Grimm situates the events of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
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    Critical Moments in American History

  • Self-Governing Socialism: A Reader: Volume I book cover

    Self-Governing Socialism

    A Reader: Volume I

    Edited by Branko Horvat, Mihailo Marković, Rudi Supek

    First published in 1975, this set of two volumes edited by three distinguished scholars – an economist, a sociologist and a philosopher - assembles seminal articles, book extracts and documents from some twenty countries to trace the theory and practice of self-governing socialism from the early…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
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