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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.

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1-10 of 11 results in Critical Concepts in Historical Studies
  1. Magic and Witchcraft

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Slavery

    Edited by Gad Heuman, Trevor Burnard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Genocide

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published April 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Enlightenment

    Edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley, Darrin McMahon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published October 25th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Crusades

    Edited by Andrew Jotischky

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The Celtic World

    Edited by Raimund Karl, David Stifter

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published February 27th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Renaissance

    Edited by Robert Black

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published June 20th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Historiography

    Edited by Robert Michael Burns

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published October 20th 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Reformation

    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Edited by Andrew Pettegree

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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,...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Holocaust

    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Edited by David Cesarani

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    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...

    Published January 28th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women and Gender in Science and Technology
    Edited by Londa Schiebinger
    To Be Published May 6th 2014
  2. Intellectual History
    Edited by Richard Whatmore
    To Be Published November 14th 2014

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