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  • Grey Funnel Lines: Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970 book cover

    Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Chime Child: or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years book cover

    The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture: A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire book cover

    Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings: Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland book cover

    Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals): Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance book cover

    The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
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  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distance book cover

    The Architecture of the Illusive Distance

    By Amir H. Ameri

    Focusing on three secular institutional building types: libraries, museums, and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-23 
    Routledge

  • British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response: Reflections Across the Pond book cover

    British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response

    Reflections Across the Pond

    Edited by Inge Reist

    British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response - Reflections Across the Pond presents 14 essays by distinguished art - and cultural - historians. Collectively, they examine points of similarity and difference in the approaches to art collecting practiced in Britain and the United States…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
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    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage book cover

    Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

    By Helen Walasek, contributions by Richard Carlton, Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Valery Perry, Tina Wik

    The massive intentional destruction of cultural heritage during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War targeting a historically diverse identity provoked global condemnation and became a seminal marker in the discourse on cultural heritage. It prompted an urgent reassessment of how cultural property could be…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
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    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation book cover

    Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

    Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation

    By Fiona Starr

    This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private sector. Through discussion of physical conservation, benefits…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public book cover

    Faded and Threadbare Historic Textiles and their Role in Houses Open to the Public

    By Margaret Ponsonby

    Many historic houses that open to the public in England and Wales - particularly those owned by the National Trust - preserve their contents rather than restore them to a particular period. The former owners of these houses often retained objects from various periods and this layering of history…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
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  • Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past book cover

    Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV

    Artifacts for a Future Past

    By Robert Wellington

    Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past provides a new interpretation of objects and images commissioned by Louis XIV (1638-1715) to document his reign for posterity. The Sun King's image-makers based their prediction of how future historians would…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

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