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Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany
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
Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings
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
Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment
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
Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present
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
Histories of Postmodernism reexamines the history of the constellation of ideas and thinkers associated with postmodernism. The increasingly dominant historical narrative depicts a relatively smooth development of ideas from Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, through a range of French...
Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge
Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War
Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal – in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual...
Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge
Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space
The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent,...
Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge
Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010
The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on...
Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge
International Perspectives, 1840-2010
Most investigations of foreign-born migrants emphasize the successful adjustment and settlement of newcomers. Yet suicide, heavy drinking, violence, family separations, and domestic disharmony were but a few of the possible struggles experienced by those who relocated abroad in the nineteenth and...
Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge
Science, Religion, and Politics
Growing concerns about climate change and the increasing occurrence of ever more devastating natural disasters in some parts of the world and their consequences for human life, not only in the immediately affected regions, but for all of us, have increased our desire to learn more about disaster...
Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge
Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain
To Be Published May 30th 2013
Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siècle: Redesigning Perception
To Be Published August 18th 2013
Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health
To Be Published September 4th 2013
Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery
To Be Published December 14th 2013
Critical Perspectives on Colonialism: Writing the Empire from Below
To Be Published December 30th 2013
An Intellectual History of Blindness: The Enlightenment to the Present
To Be Published February 27th 2014