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  • Plague in the Early Modern World

    A Documentary History

    Edited by Dean Phillip Bell

    Plague in the Early Modern World presents a broad range of primary source materials from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, India, and North America that explore the nature and impact of plague and disease in the early modern world. During the Early Modern Period frequent and recurring…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07 
    Routledge

  • Urban History goes to the Movies

    The City in the American Popular Imagination

    By Sarah Schrank

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Utopia and Dissent in West Germany

    Recasting the Politics of Everyday Life from the Zero Hour to 1968

    By Mia Lee

    Was there really a zero hour for art in West Germany in 1945 - marking a new beginning or clean slate? The effects of the National Socialist assault on "degenerate art" and avant-garde movements persisted well into the 1950s, and it took the concerted effort of Allied occupational forces, local art…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Occasions of State

    Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power

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

    This fifth volume in the European Festival Studies series stems from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the European Science Foundation’s PALATIUM project. Drawing on up-to-date scholarship, a Europe-wide group of early-career and experienced…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Britain in India, 1765-1905

    By Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay

    Seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between Britain and India at the height of imperial expansion. This collection is of interest among academic communities exploring British and Indian history. It is useful for literary, cultural and urban historians working in this area.…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Sound, Space and Civility in the British World, 1700-1850

    By Bruce Buchan, Peter Denney, Karen Crawley

    In this collection, the essays examine the critical role that judgments about noise and sound played in framing the meaning of civility in British discourse and literature during the long eighteenth century. The volume restores the sonic dimension to conversations about civil conduct by exploring…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22 
    Routledge
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Housing, Architecture and the Edge Condition

    Dublin is building, 1935 - 1975

    By Ellen Rowley

    This book presents an architectural overview of Dublin’s mass-housing building boom from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this period, Dublin Corporation built tens of thousands of two-storey houses, developing whole communities from virgin sites and green fields at the city’s edge, while tentatively…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Plague and the City

    Edited by Lukas Engelmann, John Henderson, Christos Lynteris

    Plague and the City uncovers discourses of plague and anti-plague measures in the city during the medieval and early modern periods, and explores the connection between plague and urban environments including attempts by professional bodies to prevent or limit the outbreak of epidemic disease.…

    Paperback – 2018-11-12 
    Routledge
    The Body in the City

  • Business Structure, Business Culture and the Industrial District

    The Potteries, c. 1850–1914

    By Andrew Popp

    This title was first published in 2001: North Staffordshire has been synonymous with the manufacture of pottery for more than 200 years. This book is the first comprehensive business history of the North Staffordshire pottery industry during a critical period in its development, from the nineteenth…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The City and the Railway in Europe

    By Ralf Roth, Marie-Noëlle Polino

    Title first published in 2003. The advent and development of railways during the nineteenth century not only contributed to industrialisation and urbanisation, but transformed relations of space and time, altering long held perceptions and experiences of distance and geography. The City and the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Making of a Policeman

    A Social History of a Labour Force in Metropolitan London, 1829–1914

    By Haia Shpayer-Makov

    This title was first published in 2002. The Making of a Policeman traces the process of consolidation of the Metropolitan Police of London from the establishment of the force in 1829 to the First World War. Not only was this the largest force in the country, policing the biggest city in Europe and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Identities in Space

    Contested Terrains in the Western City Since 1850

    By Simon Gunn, Robert J. Morris

    This title was first published in 2001. A collection of 14 essays concerned with the historical relationship between social identity and urban social history. The volume deals with the ways in which urban spaces have been shaped historically by conflicts over access and use, and how the identities…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Historical Urban Studies Series

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