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  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dr Geza Alfoldy

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The International History of Communication Study

    Edited by Peter Simonson, David W. Park

    The International History of Communication Study pushes the history of communication study in new directions by taking an aggressively international and comparative perspective on the historiography of the field. This book is intended for professors and graduate students in communication, media…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02 

  • Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945

    Edited by Eric Storm, Ali al Tuma

    During the first half of the twentieth century, European countries witnessed the arrival of hundreds of thousands of colonial soldiers fighting in European territory (First and Second World War and Spanish Civil War) and coming into contact with European society and culture. For many Europeans,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures

    From the Bad to the Blasphemous

    Edited by Yana Hashamova, Beth Holmgren, Mark Lipovetsky

    The cultural "crimes" and harsh state punishment of Pussy Riot, the most famous Russian feminist collective to date, prompt this volume's retrospective investigations into why, how, and to what effect women have been perceived to "behave badly" in Russia, Poland, and the Balkans. Arguing…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Applying Ibn Khaldun

    The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

    By Syed Farid Alatas

    The writings of Ibn Khaldun, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldun has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

    Overcoming Amateurism

    By Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter

    At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-10-29 
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Aging in World History

    By David G. Troyansky

    In Aging in World History, David G. Troyansky presents the first global history of aging. At a time when demographic aging has become a source of worldwide concern, and more people are reaching an advanced age than ever before, the history of old age helps us understand how we arrived at the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-25 
    Themes in World History

  • The People of Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    First published in 1951, The People of Aristophanes provides a sociological account of Athens in the period of its greatest glory. Drawing upon Old Attic Comedy and the plays of Aristophanes, the author recreates, for the reader, the life of Athens at that time. He writes extensively about social…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era

    By Natalya Chernyshova

    After decades of turmoil and trauma, the Brezhnev era brought stability and an unprecedented rise in living standards to the Soviet Union, enabling ordinary people to enjoy modern consumer goods on an entirely new scale. This book analyses the politics and economics of the state’s efforts to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Latin American History Goes to the Movies

    Understanding Latin America's Past through Film

    By Stewart Brewer

    Latin American History Goes to the Movies combines the study of the rich history of Latin America with the medium of feature film. In this concise and accessible book, author Stewart Brewer helps students understand key themes and issues in Latin American history, from pre-Columbian times to the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20 

  • Evolutionary Economic Geography

    Theoretical and Empirical Progress

    Edited by Dieter Kogler

    Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape, and increasingly believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Regions and Cities

  • The Problem and Place of the Social Margins

    Edited by Andrew Spicer, Jane Stevens Crawshaw

    This volume crosses geographical as well as chronological divides in order to emphasise the mutability of the social margins, making an important contribution to research on social and urban history by considering a variety of groups identified as "marginal." Focusing on two key themes in relation…

    Hardback – 2015-10-14 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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