Social & Cultural History Products

  • The Routledge History of Disability

    Edited by Roy Hanes, Ivan Brown, Nancy E. Hansen

    The Routledge History of Disability explores the shifting attitudes towards and representations of disabled people from the age of antiquity to the twenty-first century. Taking an international view of the subject, this wide-ranging collection shows that the history of disability cuts across racial…

    Hardback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge Histories

  • Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World

    Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

    Edited by Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire

    The religious histories of Christian and Muslim countries in Europe and Western Asia are often treated in isolation from one another. This can lead to a limited and simplistic understanding of the international and interreligious interactions currently taking place. This edited collection brings…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

    Edited by Kevin Latham

    Offers an overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues including gender and family, religion and ethnicity, social stratification, urban life, popular culture and media. Will be of interest to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines including anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 

  • The Medieval World

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Peter Linehan, Janet L Nelson, Marios Costambeys

    The Medieval World brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Forty-four scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate worlds, from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu. This new edition includes…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge Worlds

  • Workers, Unions and Truck Wages in British Society

    The Fight for Real Wages, 1820-1986

    By Christopher Frank

    Despite the dramatic expansion of consumer culture from the beginning of the eighteenth century onwards, and the developments in retailing, advertising and credit relationships in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there were a significant number of working families in Britain who were not…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 

  • A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers

    Edited by Katherine Ellison, Susan Kim

    The first cultural history of early modern cryptography, this collection brings together scholars in history, literature, music, the arts, mathematics, and computer science who study ciphering and deciphering from new materialist, media studies, cognitive studies, disability studies, and other…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • The World Inside Out

    Emotions and the Body in the French Wars of Religion

    By Luc Racaut

    The World Inside Out explores how the traumatic events of the French wars of religion transformed ideas about the body and emotions. This book includes analysis of extraordinary bodies, the connection between the body and the sacred, through forensic explorations of saints’ bodies, and emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 

  • Women, Land Rights and Rural Development

    A Comparative Study

    By Esther Kingston-Mann

    This book presents a comparative history of how rural women claimed—or were prevented from claiming—land in the course of private and collectivist property rights revolutions in very different times and places. Using seventeenth-century England, twentieth-century Russia and the Soviet Union, and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Islam (1979)

    By Dominique Sourdel

    The history of Islam runs without a break from its origins to the present. Therefore, understanding medieval Islam gives us a much clearer comprehension of the modern world. First published in 1979, this concise account of the Islamic world in the middle ages covers a vast territory, stretching…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America

    By Elizabeth Matelski

    Ideal Bodies, Fat Bodies: Reshaping Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies – through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery – and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender dynamics in…

    Paperback – 2017-05-29 

  • Law and Society in Later Medieval England and Ireland

    By Travis R. Baker

    Law mattered in later medieval England and Ireland. A quick glance at the sources suggests as much. From the charter to the will to the court roll, the majority of the documents which have survived from later medieval England and Ireland, and medieval Europe in general, are legal in nature. Yet…

    Hardback – 2017-05-28 

  • Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater

    By James Leve, Donelle Ruwe

    Bringing together musicologists, literature scholars, and specialists in childhood and theater studies, this volume examines the ways in which successful children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-05-28 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

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