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  • Europe from War to War, 1914-1945

    By Alice-Catherine Carls, Stephen D. Carls

    Europe from War to War, 1914-1945 explores this age of metamorphosis within European history, an age which played a crucial role in shaping the Europe of today. Covering a wide range of topics such as religion, arts and literature, humanitarian relief during the wars, transnational feminism and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-11 
    Routledge

  • The Plow, the Pen and the Sword

    Images and Self-Images of Medieval People in the Low Countries

    By Rudi Künzel

    This book compares the cultures of the different social groups living in the Low Countries in the early Middle Ages. Clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen greatly varied in their attitudes to labor, property, violence, and the handling and showing of emotions. Künzel explores how these social…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • 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 – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • Law and Society in Later Medieval England and Ireland

    Essays in Honour of Paul Brand

    Edited 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 – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Folk Music of Britain – and Beyond

    By Frank Howes

    Originally published in 1969. Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, it was thought that England, alone among the European countries, and unlike Scotland and Ireland where collections of ballads and songs had already been published as early as the eighteenth century, had no important…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements

    By Ian Watson

    Originally published in 1983. Song has always been a natural way to record everyday experiences – an expression of celebration, commiseration, complaint and protest. This innovative book is a study of popular and working-class song combining several approaches to the subject. It is a history of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Anglo-American Ballad

    A Folklore Casebook

    By Dianne Dugaw

    Originally published in 1995. This book’s collection of key essays presents a coherent overview of touchstone statements and issues in the study of Anglo-American popular ballad traditions and suggests ways this panoramic view affords us a look at Euro-American scholarship’s questions, concerns and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Fellowship of Song

    Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk

    By Ginette Dunn

    Originally published in 1980. Song is perhaps the strongest form of traditional culture. Its vigour and energy represent the power of the community from which it springs. This book focuses on traditional singing in two small English villages. It studies in detail an activity which goes to the core…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Old Songs of Skye

    Frances Tolmie and Her Circle

    By Ethel Bassin

    Edited by Derek Bowman

    Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music

    An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings

    By Norm Cohen

    Filling a gap in the sound recordings of traditional Anglo-American folk music this volume covers both vocal and instrumental material from the 1920s to the 1990s. The listings have also been limited to performers native to the tradition rather than "revival" performers. The album selection is…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

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