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  • The First German Theatre

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 

  • Heritage Cuisines

    Traditions, identities and tourism

    Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

    Food is one of the most fundamental elements of culture and a significant marker of regional and ethnic identity. It encompasses many other elements of cultural heritage beyond the physical ingredients required for its production. These include folklore, religion, language, familial bonds, social…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This in-depth study on the history of the harp in Scotland draws on unpublished documents, family papers and manuscripts, which throw new light on the background of these ancient and beautiful instruments.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Museums without Borders

    Selected Writings of Robert R. Janes

    By Robert R. Janes

    Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Introducing Peace Museums

    By Joyce Apsel

    This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (but often overlooked) series of museums whose numbers have multiplied world-wide in recent decades. They relate stories and display artifacts—banners, diaries, and posters for example about such themes as: art and peace, antiwar histories,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Designing Sacred Spaces

    By Sherin Wing

    Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats. Twenty beautifully illustrated case…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 

  • The Global Lives of Things

    The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World

    By Anne Gerritsen, Giorgio Riello

    The Global Lives of Things considers the ways in which ‘things’, ranging from commodities to works of art and precious materials, participated in the shaping of global connections in the period 1400-1800. By focusing on the material exchange between Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Battlefield Events

    Landscape, commemoration and heritage

    Edited by Keir Reeves, Geoffrey R. Bird, Laura James, Birger Stichelbaut, Jean Bourgeois

    Battlefield Events: Landscape, Commemoration and Heritage is an investigative and analytical study into the way in which significant landscapes of war have been constructed and imagined through events over time to articulate specific narratives and denote consequence and identity. The book charts…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

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