British Studies Products

  • Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

    Edited by Antony Best

    The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to its influence in India and China, to the end of the twentieth century, when British power had dwindled to virtually…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

    Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present

    By Alistair Black, Simon Pepper, Kaye Bagshaw

    Public libraries have strangely never been the subject of an extensive design history. Consequently, this important and comprehensive book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural study of pre-1939 public library buildings. A surprisingly high proportion of these urban civic buildings…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

    Volume Three

    Edited by Alan Brine

    Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England

    By Elizabeth Shepherd

    'Archives have the potential to change people's lives. They are 'a fundamental bulwark of our democracy, our culture, our community and personal identity' - National Council of Archives. Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England innovatively focuses on the multifunctional reasons behind the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to British Folklore

    Edited by Lizanne Henderson

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

    Edited by Sandra Dinter, Ralf Schneider

    In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Squeezing Birth into Working Life

    Household Panel Data Analyses Comparing Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and The Netherlands

    By Cécile Wetzels

    This title was first published in 2001. Increasingly, young women throughout Europe educate themselves for a life-long labour market career. So, where does birth fit into a young woman's curriculum vitae? This book takes a welfare state comparative perspective on this issue, analyzing relevant…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

    Edited by Catherine Jones Finer

    This title was first published in 2001. This is a seminal collection. For the first time, leading scholars and practitioners from Taiwan join with counterparts from Britain to offer comparable commentary on key social policy and social service issues affecting their respective countries. The result…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • God’s House at Ewelme

    Life, Devotion and Architecture in a Fifteenth-Century Almshouse

    By John Goodall

    Edited by Ian Hayward

    This title was first published in 2001. God’s House, at Ewelme, is an extraordinary survival from England’s late medieval past: a well documented and superbly preserved chantry foundation established in 1437 by William and Alice de la Pole, then Earl and Countess of Suffolk. As originally…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • John Macquarrie’s Natural Theology

    The Grace of Being

    By Georgina Morley

    Title first published in 2003. John Macquarrie has been a major contributor in the theological world for more than forty years, but as yet very little secondary material on his work has appeared. This book offers an insightful introduction to Macquarrie's theology, arguing that at its heart is a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Stuart Court in Rome

    The Legacy of Exile

    Edited by Edward Corp

    Title first published in 2003. When the Stuarts left Britain after the 'Glorious Revolution' they established an important court in exile, first in France, then for most of the eighteenth century in Italy. Jacobites who could not hope to see their careers furthered at the Hanoverian court in London…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Patriarchal Structures and Ethnicity in the Italian Community in Britain

    By Azadeh Medaglia

    Title first published in 2001. Retracing the history of the Italian Diaspora community in Britain from the eighteenth century to today, this book examines the immigrants’ way of life, patterns of occupation, gender relations and modes of integration in the host country. It also explores the role of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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