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  • Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective

    From Frontier Zones to Lands in Focus

    Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, Katalin Szende

    Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective draws together the new perspectives concerning the relevance of East Central Europe for current historiography by placing the region in various comparative contexts. The chapters compare conditions within East Central Europe, as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Terragni's Asilo d'Infanzia Sant'Elia

    Analytical Rationalism in Italy

    By Brian Delford Andrews

    Giuseppe Terragni was one of the leading architects of the Rationalist movement - a modernist movement set in the context of Fascist Italy. This book examines in detail Terragni's Asilo d"Infanzia, which is considered - along with the Casa del Fascio and the Giuliani Frigero Apartments - to be one…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions

    Greek and Roman monuments have been disappearing from the collective psyche for millennia; as soon as a new Roman emperor assumed power, for example, the urban template and architectural landscape was reshaped and adapted to suit the new rule. More recently, the rapid acceleration in the loss of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Charlotte Riddell's City Novels and Victorian Business

    Narrating Capitalism

    By Silvana Colella

    In spite of the popularity she enjoyed during her lifetime, Charlotte Riddell (1832-1906) has received little attention from scholars. Silvana Colella makes a strong case for the relevance of Riddell’s novels as narrative experiments that shed new light on the troubled experience of Victorian…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Rural America

    Edited by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

    The Routledge History of Rural America charts the course of rural life in the United States, raising questions about what makes a place rural and how rural places have shaped the history of the nation. Bringing together leading scholars to analyze a wide array of themes in rural history and culture…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?

    Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900

    By Hollis Clayson, André Dombrowski

    ‘Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?’ The question that guides this volume stems from Walter Benjamin’s studies of nineteenth-century Parisian culture as the apex of capitalist aesthetics. Thirteen scholars test Benjamin’s ideas about the centrality of Paris, formulated in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-29 
    Routledge

  • 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 Gaudí and many others. At the same time, social unrest tore the city apart. Topics such as art nouveau and anarchism have…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700–1945

  • Urban History

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence

    Historical GIS and the Early Modern City

    Edited by Nicholas Terpstra, Colin Rose

    Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence explores the potential of digital mapping or Historical GIS as a research and teaching tool to enable researchers and students to uncover the spatial, kinetic and sensory dimensions of the early modern city. The exploration focuses on new digital…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Humanities

  • A History of Drink and the English, 1500–2000

    By Paul Jennings

    This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how much, who produced and sold drink, the places where it was enjoyed and the meanings which…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17 
    Routledge
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan, 1600-1900

    The Beggar's Gift

    By Gerald Groemer

    This book presents a thoroughly researched and meticulously documented study of the emergence, development, and demise of music, theatre, recitation, and dance witnessed by the populace on thoroughfares, plazas, and makeshift outdoor performance spaces in Edo/Tokyo. For some three hundred years…

    Hardback – 2016-02-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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