British Studies Products

  • Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

    The Storm of History

    By Helen C Scott

    Shakespeare's Tempest attracted countless anti-colonial writers during the period of decolonization in Africa and the Caribbean, and continues to offer rich material for writers and directors interested in the intimate and varied connections between war and empire. In her forceful study, Helen…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 

  • Education in a Federal UK

    Edited by John Furlong, Ingrid Lunt

    Britain’s two recent referenda - on Brexit (2016) and on Scottish independence (2014) - have raised in the public mind fundamental questions about the future of the UK. It seems that for the first time, the public, the media and the political elite have woken up to the fact that in different parts…

    Hardback – 2018-02-26 

  • Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

    By Various

    The volumes in this set, originally published between 1973 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urbanization, European urbanization, community, ethnicity, race, urban poverty…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • 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 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 

  • British Artists and the Modernist Landscape

    By Ysanne Holt

    Title first published in 2003. In this detailed study of the landscapes and rural scenes of Britain and France made by artists like George Clausen, Philip Wilson Steer, Augustus John, Laura Knight, J. D. Fergusson and Spencer Gore, Ysanne Holt investigates the imaginary geographies behind the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The British Christian Women's Movement

    A Rehabilitation of Eve

    By Jenny Daggers

    This title was first published in 2002. This book presents a timely study of a neglected British Christian women's movement. Jenny Daggers charts the inception of the movement in the exciting times of the post-sixties decades, amid new currents generated in the British denominational churches, and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Teleworking in the Countryside

    Home-Based Working in the Information Society

    By Michael Antony Clark

    This title was first published in 2000. Since the 1970s there has been widespread debate on the potential of information communication technologies on the organization of work and in particular, the implications of and opportunities engendered through telework and the decentralization of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist

    Contentions and Alliances in the Artistic Domain, 1760–1824

    By Greg Smith

    This title was first published in 2002: Draw ing on extensive primary research, Greg Smith describes the shifting cultural identities of the English watercolour, and the English watercolourist, at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. His convincing narrative of the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 

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