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  • British Marxism and Cultural Studies

    Essays on a living tradition

    Edited by Philip Bounds, David Berry

    A comprehensive exploration of the profound influence of Marxist ideas on the development of Cultural Studies in Britain, this volume covers a century of Marxist writing, balancing synoptic accounts of the various schools of Marxist thought with detailed analyses of the most important writers.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 

  • Pursuing the Unity of Science: Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War

    By Harmke Kamminga

    Edited by Geert Somsen

    From 1918 to the late 1940s, a host of influential scientists and intellectuals in Europe and North America were engaged in a number of far-reaching unity of science projects. In this period of deep social and political divisions, scientists collaborated to unify sciences across disciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12 
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700–1945

  • An Alchemical Quest for Universal Knowledge

    The ‘Christian Philosophy’ of Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644)

    By Georgiana D. Hedesan

    History of science credits the Flemish physician, alchemist and philosopher Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644) for his contributions to the development of chemistry and medicine. Yet, as this book makes clear, focussing on Van Helmont’s impact on modern science does not do justice to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 

  • Culture, Ideology and Politics

    Essays for Eric Hobsbawm

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Gareth Stedman Jones

    First published in 1982, this book is inspired the ideas generated by Eric Hobsbawm, and has taken shape around a unifying preoccupation with the symbolic order and its relationship to political and religious belief. It explores some of the oldest question in Marxist historiography, for example the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • People's History and Socialist Theory

    Edited by Raphael Samuel

    First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • Education in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

    Exclusion as Innovation

    By Sheila Cordner

    Sheila Cordner traces a tradition of literary resistance to dominant pedagogies in nineteenth-century Britain, recovering an overlooked chapter in the history of thought about education. This book considers an influential group of writers - all excluded from Oxford and Cambridge because of their…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 

  • Thinking about the Enlightenment

    Modernity and its Ramifications

    Edited by Martin L. Davies

    Thinking about the Enlightenment looks beyond the current parameters of studying the Enlightenment, to the issues that can be understood by reflecting on the period in a broader context. Each of the thirteen original chapters, by an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08 

  • History and Totality

    Radical Historicism From Hegel to Foucault

    By John Grumley

    In this work, originally published in 1989, the author establishes a tradition of radical historicism from Hegel to the Budapenst School. He charts both its continuous evolution from the early 19th century to the late 20thh, and its transformation in the context of European social, economic and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 
    Routledge Library Editions: Historiography

  • Enlightenment and Political Fiction

    The Everyday Intellectual

    By Cecilia Miller

    The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean, 700-1500

    By Sonja Brentjes, Jürgen Renn

    The contributions to this volume enter into a dialogue about the routes, modes and institutions that transferred and transformed knowledge across the late antique Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Each contribution not only presents a different case study but also investigates a different type of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 

  • Scientific Progress

    By James Jeans, William Bragg, E.V. Appleton, E. Mellanby, J.B.S. Haldane, Julian S. Huxley

    Edited by James Jeans

    First published in 1936, this volume contains six of the Halley Stewart Lectures – originally founded "For Research towards the Christian Ideal in All Social Life" – by some of the greatest of English scientists of the mid-20th century, each a leading authority in his respective field: cosmology,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • Science Advances

    By J.B.S. Haldane

    This book offers an overview of a huge range of scientific achievements in the 20th century, specifically in the field of applied science. The majority of the essays originally appeared in papers and journals such as the Daily Worker, New Statesman and Nation, Science and Society and Nature.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

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