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  1. Old World Empires

    Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia

    By Ilhan Niaz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers

    Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim

    Edited by Kate Darian-Smith, Penelope Edmonds

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Spanning the late 18th century to the present, this volume explores new directions in imperial and postcolonial histories of conciliation, performance, and conflict between European colonizers and Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Pacific Rim, including Aotearoa New Zealand, Hawaii and the...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Afterlife of Used Things

    Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century

    Edited by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua, Sophie Vasset

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. “The environment” may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern world. Still, this period of booming commerce and exchange was also marked by scarcity...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Critical Perspectives on Colonialism

    Writing the Empire from Below

    Edited by Fiona Paisley, Kirsty Reid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those negotiating its consequences from "below." The chapters explore how less powerful and...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Disease and Crime

    A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

    Edited by Robert Peckham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even witnessed the development of a new subfield, "epidemiological criminology," which merges...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siècle

    Redesigning Perception

    By Dariusz Gafijczuk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and still culturally relevant personalities of Viennese modernism - Sigmund Freud and...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Race, Science, and the Nation

    Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany

    By Chris Manias

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered peoples of prehistory. New fields – philology, archeology and anthropology –...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Empires and Boundaries

    Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Susanne Gehrmann

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Empires and Boundaries: Rethinking Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings is an exciting collection of original essays exploring the meaning and existence of conflicting and coexisting hierarchies in colonial settings. With investigations into the colonial past of a diversity of regions...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages

    Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment

    By Irina Metzler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    What was it like to be disabled in the Middle Ages? How did people become disabled? Did welfare support exist? This book discusses social and cultural factors affecting the lives of medieval crippled, deaf, mute and blind people, those nowadays collectively called "disabled." Although the word did...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Americans Experience Russia

    Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present

    Edited by Choi Chatterjee, Beth Holmgren

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge