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  • Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet

    Exploration, Encounter, and the French New World

    By Laura M. Chmielewski

    In 1673, two French explorers - Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a fur trapper and trader - embarked on a journey of exploration in the center of the American continent, becoming the first Europeans to travel the Mississippi River and its environs. A century before Lewis…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • America's Vietnam War and Its French Connection

    By Frank Cain

    That America was drawn into the Vietnam War by the French has been recognized, but rarely explored. This book analyzes the years from 1945 with the French military reconquest of Vietnam until 1963 with the execution of the French-endorsed dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, demonstrating how the US should not…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in American History

  • Comparativism in Art History

    Edited by Jas' Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The essays assess the strengths and weaknesses of the comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Imperial Identities in the Roman World

    Edited by Wouter Vanacker, Arjan Zuiderhoek

    In recent years, the debate on Romanisation has often been framed in terms of identity, that is, how the expansion of empire impacted on the constructed or self-ascribed sense of belonging of its inhabitants. Research has often focused on the interaction between local identities and Roman ideology…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Environment and Identity Politics in Colonial Africa

    Fulani Migrations and Land Conflict

    By Emmanuel Mbah

    Economic, political, and ethnic favoritism are common themes in the historiography of colonial Africa. Land ownership and control, and the abilities of the respective landscapes to sustain Africa’s growing population amidst the throes of climate change, have created recurrent identity crises…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • Transnationalism, Gender and the History of Education

    Edited by Deirdre Raftery, Marie Clarke

    In the past decade, historians have begun to make use of the optic of ‘transnationalism’, a perspective used traditionally by social anthropologists and sociologists in their study of the movement and flow of ideas between continents and countries. Historical scholarship has adopted this tool, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Indian Travel Writing 1830-1947

    Edited by Pramod K. Nayar

    Indian Travel Writing is a new five-volume collection co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse. Hitherto, the paucity of readily available travel writing produced by imperial subjects themselves has long been apparent, and this anthology addresses that lack. A veritable treasure-trove, it…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century

    Rediscovered Accounts

    Edited by Sandhya Patel

    The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the Pacific…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume I

    Samuel Wallis’s Voyage Round the World in the Dolphin 1766-1768

    Edited by Sandhya Patel

    The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the pacific…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Exploration of the South Seas in the Eighteenth Century: Rediscovered Accounts, Volume II

    Voyage Round the World Performed under the Direction of Captain Etienne Marchand in the Solide of Marseilles 1790-1792

    Edited by Sandhya Patel

    The publication of key voyaging manuscripts has contributed to the flourishing of enduring and prolific worldwide scholarship across numerous fields. These navigators and their texts were instrumental in spurring on further exploration, annexation and ultimately colonisation of the pacific…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

    A Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Francis D. Cogliano

    Revolutionary America explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers of North America rebelled against British rule, won their independence in a long and bloody struggle, and created an enduring Republic. Centering the narrative around the new…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • The Great War and the British Empire

    Culture and Society

    Edited by Michael J.K. Walsh, Andrekos Varnava

    In 1914 almost one quarter of the earth's surface was British. When the empire and its allies went to war in 1914 against the Central Powers history's first global conflict was inevitable. It is the social and cultural reactions to that war and within those distant, often overlooked, societies…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

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