Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

The Critical Concepts in Historical Studies series spans a broad period of history, with titles ranging from The Celtic World through to Genocide, the series focusses not on one single era, but rather draws upon some of the most significant events in our history. The latest edition to this series, Slavery, examines the history of the slave trade across 4 volumes.

  • The History of Medicine

    Edited by Roger Cooter, Claudia Stein

    The history of medicine has been a robust field of academic inquiry and popular discussion since the 1970s. The interest in it goes back much further, but it was then that it began to link up with social protest and the counter-culture movement, and with feminist politics in particular. Medicine…

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  • The History of Sexuality

    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams

    The history of sexuality has progressed from its earlier marginal status to a central place in historiography. Not only are its foci of research intriguing, but the field has initiated important theoretical advances for the discipline as a whole, especially through the work of Michel Foucault. …

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  • Intellectual History

    Edited by Richard Whatmore

    Recent decades have seen a remarkable growth of interest in intellectual history. Intellectual history has become a popular branch of historical studies at the same time as it has a growing audience among students reading politics, philosophy, international relations, English, and other academic…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
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  • Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of…

    Hardback – 2014-05-08
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  • Magic and Witchcraft

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Magic and witchcraft have been important components of almost every human culture throughout history, and continue to be so in the present day, both globally and in the West. These topics have attracted an enormous amount of scholarship, but publications are often scattered, and scholars working in…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
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  • Slavery

    Edited by Gad Heuman, Trevor Burnard

    Serious research in and around the history—and contemporary reality—of slavery is very wide-ranging, and flourishes as never before. This new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed series, Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, meets the need for a reference work to help users make…

    Hardback – 2013-09-27
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  • Genocide

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses

    Stimulated anew in the 1990s by the slaughter and the so-called ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the former Yugoslavia, and by the horrors of Rwanda, research about and around genocide flourishes as never before. Genocide studies has now accrued a large, sophisticated, and growing, body of scholarly…

    Hardback – 2010-04-30
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  • The Enlightenment

    Edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley, Darrin McMahon

    More than any earlier period of European intellectual history, the age of Enlightenment infused the republic of letters with social and political significance; this long-awaited new collection from Routledge brings together in five volumes the very best scholarship on the period and its legacy. It…

    Hardback – 2009-10-26
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  • The Crusades

    Edited by Andrew Jotischky

    The Crusades is an area of rapidly expanding interest. Students increasingly see an understanding of the roots of religious violence and of interaction between Christian and Islamic cultures as a critical tool for citizenship in the modern world. This is borne out by the large number of general…

    Hardback – 2008-03-19
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  • The Celtic World

    Edited by Raimund Karl, David Stifter

    The Celtic World, a new title in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Historical Studies series, brings together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in Celtic Studies, including key journal articles, many of which have been translated into English specifically for this set. Organized into…

    Hardback – 2007-02-28
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  • The Renaissance

    Edited by Robert Black

    Contemporaries in Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century saw the Renaissance as a crucial time of change, and ever since then most historians have agreed that this period marked a decisive watershed in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. The nature of this…

    Hardback – 2006-06-21
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  • Historiography

    Edited by Robert Michael Burns

    In the English-speaking world at least, there has been something of a deficit of explicit methodological reflection on history. However, there now exists a widespread sense that this must change. There is no question that the ‘postmodern’ debate has done a great deal to put serious reflection on…

    Hardback – 2005-10-21
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  • The Reformation

    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Edited by Andrew Pettegree

    This collection reflects both the classic building blocks of Reformation history, such as the writings of Luther and Calvin, and also the new historiography which has emerged in recent years. The material is organized so as to explore the thematic complexities of this all-encompassing movement,…

    Hardback – 2004-04-22
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  • The Holocaust

    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Edited by David Cesarani

    Since the end of the 1980s the field of Holocaust studies has burgeoned, diversified, and experienced a series of important controversies. Drawing on the best research of the past sixty years, this collection brings together the most significant secondary literature on the Nazi persecution and mass…

    Hardback – 2004-01-29
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  • Imperialism

    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Edited by Peter Cain, Mark Harrison

    The philosopher W.B. Gallie argued many years ago that there could be no simple definition of words such as 'freedom' because they embodied what he called 'essentially contested concepts'. They were words whose meaning had to be fought over and whose compteting definitions arose out of political…

    Hardback – 2000-10-26
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