Social & Cultural History Products

  • Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • Exploring Cultural History

    Essays in Honour of Peter Burke

    By Melissa Calaresu, Joan-Pau Rubies, Filippo de Vivo

    Over the past 30 years, cultural history has moved from the periphery to the centre of historical studies, profoundly influencing the way we look at and analyze all aspects of the past. In this volume, a distinguished group of international historians has come together to consider the rise of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02 

  • The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America

    Edited by Jonathan Daniel Wells

    The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century in American History. By broadly incorporating the latest research to give an up-to-date overview of the whole era, the book explores the major…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Histories

  • Emotions, Communities, and Difference in Medieval Europe

    Essays in Honor of Barbara H. Rosenwein

    Edited by Maureen C. Miller, Edward Wheatley

    This book of eleven essays by an international group of scholars in medieval studies honors the work of Barbara H. Rosenwein, professor emerita of history at Loyola University Chicago. Part I, “Emotions and Communities,” comprises six essays that make use of Rosenwein’s well-known and widely…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949

    By Edward Denison

    This book explores China’s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism – an encounter that was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the West, but that was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the West and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • The After-history of the Templars

    From the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant to Freemasonry and the Priory of Sion

    By John Walker

    The arrest of the Templars in 1307, the suppression of the order in 1312, and the execution of Jacques de Molay in 1314 saw the end of the order in the eyes of academic historians. However, for conspiracy theorists, writers of pseudo-history, and many of their readers, the dramatic events of the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 

  • Festivals in Spain from 1541 to 1760

    By David Sánchez Cano

    Early Modern festivals in Spain have been less intensively studied than those of other European countries, despite the fact that during the sixteenth century the Spanish empire dominated Europe politically and Spanish cultural achievements had a profound impact on the rest of Europe. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 

  • Signing the Body in Early Modern France

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 

  • Plow, Pen and Sword. Images and Self-Images of Medieval People

    By Rudi Künzel

    Pen, Plow and Sword examines the self-image of clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen in the medieval Low Countries, and how these could differ markedly from the perceptions held by people outside of these groups. The images of aristocrats, peasants, merchants and townsmen which have come down to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 

  • Weimar Cinema, Embodiment, and Historicity

    Cultural Memory and the Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch

    By Mason Kamana Allred

    In its retrieval and (re)construction, the past has become interwoven with the images and structure of cinema. Not only have mass media—especially film and television—shaped the content of memories and histories, but they have also shaped their very form. Combining historicization with close…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • The Making of Manners and Morals in Twelfth-Century England

    The Book of the Civilised Man

    By Fiona Whelan

    How different are we from those in the past? Or, how different do we think we are from those in the past. Medieval people were more dirty and unhygienic than us – as novels, TV, and film would have us believe – but how much truth is there in this notion? This book seeks to challenge some of these…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19 

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