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  • The Literature of Change

    Studies in the Nineteenth Century Provincial Novel

    By John Lucas

    First published in 1977, this book studies three important nineteenth-century novelists: Mrs Gaskell, William Hale White and Thomas Hardy. They are all provincial novelists who wrote about social change and the attendant problems and pressures this brought with it. Unlike previous critics, who have…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Wall Memorials and Heritage

    The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie

    By Sybille Frank

    Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Security in Roman Times

    Rome, Italy and the Emperors

    By Cecilia Ricci

    Using literary, epigraphic, numismatic and iconographic sources this book investigates the safety devices that were in place for the protection of the emperor and the city of Rome in the imperial age. In the aftermath of the civil wars Augustus continued to provide for his physical safety in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions

    Edited by Samantha L Martin-Mcauliffe, Daniel M. Millette

    New Directions in Urban Planning in the Ancient Mediterranean assembles the most up-to-date research on the design and construction of ancient cities in the wider Mediterranean. In particular, this edited collection reappraises and sheds light on ’lost’ Classical plans. Whether intentional or not,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-11-22 
    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 – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • 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 – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

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