Ashgate Joins Routledge

We are delighted to welcome Ashgate Publishing and Gower books into the Taylor & Francis Group.

With nearly 50 years of distinguished publishing in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Ashgate complements Routledge’s commitment to support academic research and scholarly publishing.  Ashgate is a leading research publisher in Art History, Music, History, Social Work, Politics, Literary Studies, and many other disciplines.  Routledge is also now home to Ashgate's imprint, Gower Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of specialist business and management books and resources.


  • Cretomania

    Modern Desires for the Minoan Past

    Edited by Nicoletta Momigliano, Alexandre Farnoux

    Since its rediscovery in the early 20th century, through spectacular finds such as those by Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, Minoan Crete has captured the imagination not only of archaeologists but also of a wider public. This is shown, among other things, by its appearance and uses in a variety of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    British School at Athens - Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

  • Agriculture in Capitalist Europe, 1945–1960

    From food shortages to food surpluses

    Edited by Carin Martiin, Juan Pan-Montojo, Paul Brassley

    In the years before the Second World War agriculture in most European states was carried out on peasant or small family farms using technologies that relied mainly on organic inputs and local knowledge and skills, supplying products into a market that was partly local or national, partly…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    Rural Worlds: Economic, Social and Cultural Histories of Agricultures and Rural Societies

  • The ‘Long 1970s’

    Human Rights, East-West Détente and Transnational Relations

    Edited by Poul Villaume, Rasmus Mariager, Helle Porsdam

    Today it is widely recognised that the 'long 1970s' was a decisive international transition period during which traditional, collective-oriented socio-economic interest and welfare policies were increasingly replaced by the more individually and neo-liberally oriented value policies of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20

  • The Gallipoli Campaign

    The Turkish Perspective

    By Metin Gürcan, Robert Johnson

    The war against the Ottomans, on Gallipoli, in Palestine and in Mesopotamia was a major enterprise for the Allies with important long-term geo-political consequences. The absence of a Turkish perspective, written in English, represents a huge gap in the historiography of the First World War. This…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Random Riches

    Gambling Past & Present

    Edited by Manfred Zollinger

    Gambling is a fascinating subject which for many centuries has attracted public interest. Yet, despite its ubiquity, gambling (or gaming) leads a marginal existence within the boundaries of scholarly research. Providing a longue duree survey, this volume promotes a historical understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06

  • Europe's Rich Fabric

    The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)

    Edited by Bart Lambert, Katherine Anne Wilson

    Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term 'luxury' is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisation and production…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Early Modern Dynastic Marriages and Cultural Transfer

    Edited by Joan-Lluís Palos, Magdalena S. Sánchez

    Toward the end of the fifteenth century, the Habsburg family began to rely on dynastic marriage to unite an array of territories, eventually creating an empire as had not been seen in Europe since the Romans. Other European rulers followed the Habsburgs' lead in forging ties through dynastic…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700


  • Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry

    By Thomas Birkett

    Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry is the first book-length study to compare responses to runic heritage in the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. The Anglo-Saxon runic script had already become the preserve of antiquarians at the time the majority of Old…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04

  • Bess of Hardwick’s Letters

    Language, Materiality, and Early Modern Epistolary Culture

    By Alison Wiggins

    Bess of Hardwick's Letters is the first book-length study of the c. 250 letters to and from the remarkable Elizabethan dynast, matriarch and builder of houses Bess of Hardwick (c. 1527–1608). By surveying the complete correspondence, author Alison Wiggins uncovers the wide range of uses to which…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • The Forgotten Chaucer Scholarship of Mary Eliza Haweis, 1848–1898

    By Mary Flowers Braswell

    The author of numerous books on Geoffrey Chaucer, the nineteenth-century scholar, Mary Eliza Haweis, has been largely erased from general histories of Chaucer studies. In her critical biography, Mary Flowers Braswell traces Haweis’s career, bringing her out of obscurity and placing her…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05

  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico

    By Stephanie Kirk

    Each of the book's five chapters evokes a colonial Mexican cultural and intellectual sphere: the library, anatomy and medicine, spirituality, classical learning, and publishing and printing. Using an array of literary texts and historical documents and alongside secondary historical and critical…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30
    New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

  • The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period

    By Joe Bray

    Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie. Bray…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09

  • Commerce, Peace, and the Arts in Renaissance Venice

    Ruzante and the Empire at Center Stage

    By Linda L. Carroll

    With the Paduan playwright Angelo Beolco, aka Ruzante, as a focal point, this book sheds new light on his oeuvre and times - and on Venetian patrician interest in him - by embedding the Venetian aspects of his life within the monumental changes taking place in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25

  • Thackeray in Time

    History, Memory, and Modernity

    Edited by Richard Salmon, Alice Crossley

    An intense fascination with the experience of time has long been recognised as a distinctive feature of the writing of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863). This collection of essays, however, represents the first sustained critical examination of Thackeray's 'time consciousness' in all its…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature

    Want, Riots, Migration

    By Lesa Scholl

    In Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature, Lesa Scholl explores the ways in which the language of starvation interacts with narratives of emotional and intellectual want to create a dynamic, evolving notion of hunger. Scholl's interdisciplinary study emphasises literary analysis, sensory…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24

  • James Joyce's 'Work in Progress'

    Pre-Book Publications of Finnegans Wake Fragments

    By Dirk Van Hulle

    The text of Finnegans Wake is not as monolithic as it might seem. It grew out of a set of short vignettes, sections and fragments. Several of these sections, which James Joyce confidently claimed would "fuse of themselves", are still recognizable in the text of Finnegans Wake. And while they are…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • The Ecology of the English Outlaw in Medieval Literature

    From Fen to Greenwood

    By Sarah Harlan-Haughey

    Arguing that outlaw narratives become particularly popular and poignant at moments of national ecological and political crisis, Sarah Harlan-Haughey examines the figure of the outlaw in Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old English exile lyrics such as Beowulf, works dealing with the life and actions of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

  • Speech, Print and Decorum in Britain, 1600--1750

    Studies in Social Rank and Communication

    By Elspeth Jajdelska

    Filling an important gap in the history of print and reading, Elspeth Jajdelska offers a new account of the changing relationship between speech, rank and writing from 1600 to 1750. Jajdelska draws on anthropological findings to shed light on the different ways that speech was understood to relate…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01

  • Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer

    By Scott Dimovitz

    Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Jane Austen, Young Author

    By Juliet McMaster

    In her lively and accessibly written book, Juliet McMaster examines Jane Austen’s acute and frequently uproarious juvenile works as important in their own right and for the ways they look forward to her novels. Exploring the early works both collectively and individually, McMaster shows how young…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18

  • Contemporary Literary Landscapes

    The Poetics of Experience

    By Daniel Weston

    Writing landscapes inevitably occurs in dialogue with a long textual and pictorial tradition, but first-hand experience also provides key stimuli to many writers’ accounts. This monograph employs a comparative lens to offer an intervention in debates between literary scholars who focus on genre and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18


  • Schnittke Studies

    Edited by Gavin Dixon

    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music. The field is currently…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant-garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19

  • Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox

    Straight Lines in Broken Times

    Edited by Rose Dodd

    Christopher Fox (1955) has emerged as one of the most fascinating composers of the post-war generation. His spirit of experimentalism pervades an oeuvre in which he has blithely created his own version of a range of contemporary musical practices. In his work many of the major expressions of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01

  • Music, Technology, and Education

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Andrew King, Evangelos Himonides

    The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume draws together critical perspectives in three…

    Hardback – 2016-06-24
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

    Paradigms, Politics and Place

    Edited by Isabelle Marc, Stuart Green

    The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Before and After Corroboree: The Music of John Antill

    By David Symons

    John Antill (1904-1986) was one of the foremost composers of Australia's post-colonial period. Although a relatively prolific and much esteemed composer in Australia, Antill's wider reputation is sustained chiefly by his famous ballet Corroboree - a work which was perceived to bring an authentic…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11


  • Torn between East and West

    Europe's border states

    By Iulian Chifu, Simona Tutuianu

    This book is a very timely account of the legal, economic and political consequences for border states caught in the current tug-of-war between the West and Russia.The Ukraine crisis of 2014 focused policy-makers’ attention on a geographical area full of dangers that had gone relatively unnoticed…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04

  • The State of Palestine

    A critical analysis

    By Philip Leech

    The Palestinian national movement reached a dead end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. This critical analysis of internal Palestinian politics in the West Bank traces the re-emergence of the Palestinian Authority's established elite in the aftermath of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25

  • The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan

    Security and Defence Transformation

    Edited by Arita Holmberg, Jan Hallenberg

    This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty

    An uneasy courtship

    By B. M. Jain

    In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted on account of China looming large in the priorities of this administration. Despite…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Social Inequalities and Discontent in Yugoslav Socialism

    Edited by Rory Archer, Igor Duda, Paul Stubbs

    Socialist countries like Yugoslavia garnered legitimacy through appealing to social equality. Yet social stratification was characteristic of Yugoslav society and increased over the course of the state's existence. By the 1980s the country was divided on socio-economic as well as national lines.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Southeast European Studies

  • The New Islamic State

    Ideology, Religion and Violent Extremism in the 21st Century

    By Jack Covarrubias, Tom Lansford

    The rise of the Islamic State has dramatically forced a recalculation of political order and security in the Persian Gulf and broader Greater Middle East by the United States and its allies and adversaries, including, most notably, Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Since the Arab Spring of 2011, the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28

  • The Making of Neoliberal Turkey

    Edited by Cenk Ozbay, Maral Erol, Z. Umut Turem, Aysecan Terzioglu

    Exploring the divergent aspects of the rule of neoliberalism in Turkey since 1980s, each chapter in this book highlights a specific dimension of this socio-economic process and together, these essays construct a thorough examination of the whirlwind of changes recently experienced by Turkish…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07


  • 'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective

    New and Minority Religions

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective  provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Sports Chaplaincy

    Trends, Issues and Debates

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick J. Watson, John B. White

    This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28

  • The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

    From Tabernacle to Eucharist

    By Jeremy Kidwell

    An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16

  • Christian Churches in European Integration

    By Sergei A. Mudrov

    All too often religion is largely ignored as a driver of identity formation in the European context, whereas in reality Christian Churches are central players in European identity formation at the national and continental level. Christian Churches in European Integration challenges this tendency,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14

  • Biblical Portraits of Exile

    A philosophical reading

    By Abi Doukhan

    Exile constitutes one of the most central experiences in the Bible, notably in the book of Genesis. The question has rarely been asked however as to why exile plays such an important role in the lives of Biblical characters. Biblical Portraits of Exile proposes a philosophical reading largely…

    Hardback – 2016-06-03
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa

    Edited by Adriaan van Klinken, Ezra Chitando

    Issues of same-sex relationships and gay and lesbian rights are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Literature and Theology as a Grammar of Assent

    By David Jasper

    Examining the roots of the relationship between literature and theology, this book offers the first serious attempt to probe the deep theological purposes of the study of literature. Through an exploration of themes of evil, forgiveness, sacrament and what it means to be human, David Jasper draws…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18


  • The Archive Project

    Archival Research in the Social Sciences

    By Niamh Moore, Andrea Salter, Liz Stanley, Maria Tamboukou

    Recent scholarship on archival research has raised questions concerning the character and impact of 'the archive' on how the traces of the past are researched, the use and analysis of different kinds of archived data, methodological approaches to the practicalities involved, and what kind of theory…

    Hardback – 2016-08-22

  • Neoliberal Bodies and the Gendered Fat Body

    By Hannele Harjunen

    In recent decades the rise of the so-called "global obesity epidemic" has led to fatness and fat bodies being debated incessantly in popular, professional, and academic arenas. Fatness and fat bodies are shamed and demonised, and the public monitoring, surveillance and outright policing by the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society
    Gender, Bodies and Transformation

  • Gendered Bodies and Leisure

    The practice and performance of American belly dance

    By Rachel Kraus

    With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    Interactionist Currents

  • The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

    An integrated approach

    By Ugo Dessi

    The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14
    Global Connections

  • Liquid Criminology

    Doing imaginative criminological research

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Sandra Walklate

    This book explores the ways in which criminological methods can be imaginatively deployed and developed in a world increasingly characterized by the blurred nature of social reality. Whilst recognizing the importance of positivist approaches and research techniques, it advocates a commitment to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04

  • Performing Political Opposition in Russia

    The Case of the Youth Group Oborona

    By Laura Lyytikainen

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Moscow and St. Petersburg among the political opposition’s youth group Oborona (Defence), this ground-breaking work brings forward a multifaceted and colourful image of the life of political opposition activists in a restricted political environment. Existing…

    Hardback – 2016-06-21
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe

    Past, Present and Future

    By Abby Peterson, Herbert Reiter

    Eric Hobsbawm claimed that the international May Day, which dates back to a proclamation in 1889 by the Second International, 'is perhaps the most ambitious of labour rituals'. The first international May Day demonstrations in 1890 were widely celebrated across Europe and became the one day each…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson, Stefan Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08

  • Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards

    The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

    By Rayyar Marron

    The humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon has become one of the most populist causes in the world, yet the causes of the crisis have been misrepresented, whilst on-going humanitarian assistance could arguably be said to amplify problems that exist in the camps. Shedding…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15

  • From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self

    Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity

    By Yonatan Mendel, Ronald Ranta

    This book examines the role played by Arab-Palestinian culture and people in the construction and reproduction of Israeli national identity and culture, showing that it is impossible to understand modern Israeli national identity and culture without taking into account its crucial encounter and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity

    By Roland Robertson, Didem Buhari-Gulmez

    The current discourse of globalization is overwhelmingly centred upon the interconnectedness, or connectivity, of the contemporary world; to the great neglect of the issues of global culture and global consciousness. With contemporary worldwide culture increasingly characterized by such themes as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Global Connections