Literary History Products

  • The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature

    By Jennifer Haytock

    War and violence have arguably been some of the strongest influences on literature, but the relation is complex: more than just a subject for story-telling war tends to reshape literature and culture. Modern war literature necessarily engages with national ideologies and this volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Early Modern Travel and the Discourses of English Nationalism

    By Matthew Day

    An exploration of the relationship between early modern travel literature and English nationalism, this book's primary goal is to assess the response of early modern readers to the nationalist sentiments in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations. Matthew Day contends that Hakluyt's collection…

    Hardback – 2018-05-05 

  • Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650

    Materiality and Meaning

    By Carrie Griffin

    Exploring the nature of utilitarian texts in English transmitted from the later Middle Ages to c. 1650, this volume considers textual and material strategies for the presentation and organisation of written knowledge and information during the period. In particular, it investigates the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception

    America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924

    By Barbara Ryan

    First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 

  • The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History

    Edited by May Hawas

    The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History is a comprehensive and engaging volume, combining essays from historians and literary academics to create a space for productive cross-cultural encounters between the two fields. In addition to the 27 essays, the Companion includes…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • Digital Palaeography

    By Stewart Brookes, Malte Rehbein, Peter Stokes

    Palaeography, both in the narrow sense of the history of handwriting and more broadly as book history and the study of documents and manuscripts as material objects, stands as the foundation of much of medieval studies. However, the palaeographical method has undergone a significant transformation…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • History and Community

    Essays in Victorian Medievalism

    Edited by Florence S. Boos

    The essays in this volume, originally published in 1992, examine some of the pervasive implications of Victorian medievalism, and assess its creative manifestations and dual capacities for expression of reformist anger and escapist retreat. Some of the emotional and intllectual reasons for the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: Historiography

  • Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Reflective Tradition

    By Rose Pimentel

    In her exploration of the moral tradition shared between Jane Austen and George Eliot, Rose Pimentel argues that a common ethical dynamic between the two authors, and what would later be known as the realist novel, emerged from an emphasis on reflection as introspection that was widespread in the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • European Literary History

    An Introduction

    Edited by Maarten De Pourcq, Sophie Levie

    This clear and engaging book offers readers an introduction to European Literary History from antiquity through to the present day. Each chapter discusses a short extract from a literary text, whilst including a close reading and a longer essay examining other key texts of the period and their…

    Paperback – 2018-03-16 

  • Trollope Underground

    Edited by Margaret Markwick, Deborah Denenholz Morse

    In their provocative examination of Anthony Trollope's novels, Margaret Markwick and Deborah Denenholz Morse, two leading Trollope scholars, explore Trollope's more famous novels, along with his less familiar texts. Intentionally provocative and unconventional in their approach to a writer who is…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 

  • Mediterranean Piracy and Slavery in World Literature

    Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau

    Edited by Mario Klarer

    Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature, is a collection of selected essays which brings to light the literary transformations of the captivity experience in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, Mozart, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • A Cultural History of English Lexicography, 1600-1800

    The Authoritative Word

    By Linda C. Mitchell

    As this lively new study effectively demonstrates, dictionaries serve as far more than just simple reference tools-they also offer a rich fund of information about people in society. Before now, the extent to which dictionaries encode social history, as opposed to merely relaying linguistic…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 

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