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  1. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Benjamin Franklin

    American Founder, Atlantic Citizen

    By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952

    Grappling with the Past

    Edited by Peter Anderson, Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

    Series: Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

    Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims of Francoist violence remain to be exhumed from mass graves and given a dignified burial,...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The History of Migration in Europe

    Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

    Edited by Francesca Fauri

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Women of Cairo: Volume I (Routledge Revivals)

    Scenes of Life in the Orient

    By Gerard De Nerval

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Social History of Tennis in Britain

    By Robert J. Lake

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge History of Food

    Edited by Carol Helstosky

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women’s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Suffer and Be Still (Routledge Revivals)

    Women in the Victorian Age

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1972, this book contains a collection of ten essays that document the feminine stereotypes that women fought against, and only partially erased, a hundred years ago. In an introductory essay, Martha Vicinus describes the perfect Victorian lady, showing that the ideal was a...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Widening Sphere (Routledge Revivals)

    Changing Roles of Victorian Women

    Edited by Martha Vicinus

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book is a companion volume to Suffer and Be Still. It looks at the widening sphere of women’s activities in the Victorian age and testifies to the dual nature of the legal and social constraints of the period: on the one hand, the ideal of the perfect lady and the...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge