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  • The Irish in the Victorian City

    Edited by Roger Swift, Sheridan Gilley

    First published in 1985, this book explores the social history of the Irish in Britain across a variety of cities, including Bristol, York, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stockport. With contributions from foremost scholars in the field, it provides a thorough critical study of Irish immigration, in its…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Victorian Church in Decline

    Archbishop Tait and the Church of England 1868-1882

    By Peter T. Marsh

    First published in 1969, this book studies the years of decline in the Victorian Church between 1868 and 1882. It centres on the Archbishop Tait, who was paradoxically the most powerful Archbishop of Canterbury since the seventeenth century, and follows the policies he pursued, the high church…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Lord and Peasant in Nineteenth Century Britain

    By Dennis R. Mills

    First published in 1980, this book looks at the social structure of 18th and 19th century rural Britain. It is particularly concerned with the relationship of landlord and peasant in the rural village and examines the open-closed model of English rural social structure in great depth. In doing so,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Conflict and Compromise

    Class Formation in English Society 1830-1914

    By Dennis Smith

    First published in 1982, this study explores the dynamics of class formation during the vital decades between 1830 and 1914, when a rising urban industrial order was developing in complex interdependence with a declining rural agrarian order. The book follows the divergent paths of two cities -…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Victorian Oxford

    By W R Ward

    First published in 1965, this book explores Oxford in the Victorian period, providing accounts of the development in the constitutional organisation of the city and the political standing and the studies of the university. Employing a wide range of original material, this work paints a detailed and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Ghetto in Global History

    1500 to the Present

    Edited by Wendy Goldman, Joe Trotter

    The Ghetto in Global History explores the stubborn tenacity of ‘the ghetto’ over time. As a concept, policy, and experience, the ghetto has served to maintain social, religious, and racial hierarchies over the past five centuries. Transnational in scope, this book allows readers to draw…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic

    Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800

    By Bert De Munck

    This book presents a new view on the relation between labour and community through a focus on craft guilds. In the Southern Netherlands, occupational guilds were both powerful and governed by manufacturing masters, enabling the latter to imprint their mark upon urban society in an economic,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Barcelona: An Urban History of Science and Modernity, 1888–1929

    By Oliver Hochadel, Agustí Nieto-Galan

    The four decades between the two Universal Exhibitions of 1888 and 1929 were formative in the creation of modern Barcelona. Architecture and art blossomed in the work of Antoni Gaudi­ and many others. At the same time, social unrest tore the city apart. Topics such as art nouveau and anarchism…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe

    Fashioning and Re-fashioning Urban and Courtly Space

    Edited by J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge, Pieter Martens, R.L.M. Morris

    This fourth volume in the European Festival Studies, 1450–1700 series breaks with precedent in stemming from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the PALATIUM project supported by the European Science Foundation. The volume draws on up-to-date…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • The Fight for Fair Housing

    Causes, Consequences and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act

    Edited by Gregory D. Squires

    The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed in a time of turmoil, conflict, and often conflagration in cities across the nation. It took the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to finally secure its passage. The Kerner Commission warned in 1968 that "to continue present policies…

    Paperback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

    By Tino Mager

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

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