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  1. Ambiguities of Empire

    Essays in Honour of Andrew Porter

    Edited by Robert Holland, Sarah Stockwell

    This book comprises essays offered by friends, colleagues, and former students in tribute to Andrew Porter, on the occasion of his retirement from the Rhodes Chair in Imperial History at the University of London. The contributors, including many distinguished historians, explore through a...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Iconography of Independence

    'Freedoms at Midnight'

    Edited by Robert Holland, Susan Williams, Terry Barringer

    This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in the press. The text is concerned with the political management, associated rhetoric and...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. In the Midst of Events

    The Foreign Office Diaries and Papers of Kenneth Younger, February 1950-October 1951

    Edited by Geoffrey Warner

    Series: British Politics and Society

    Kenneth Younger was the number two man in the Foreign Office during the final period of the Attlee government, a crucial point in post-war history. Now, his papers have been collected for the first time, providing new insight on contemporary events including the Schuman Plan, the Korean War, German...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London

    Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case

    Edited by Michael MacDonald

    Series: Tavistock Classic Reprints in the History of Psychiatry

    Witchcraft was at its height in Elizabethan London. Edward Jorden showed that hysteria and not demons lay behind the witch-craze. Edward Jorden's Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother (1603) is said to have reclaimed the demoniacally possessed for medicine and to have...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Battle for Britain

    Citizenship and Ideology in the Second World War

    By Mary Evans, David Morgan

    It is generally accepted that Britain was held together during the second world war by a spirit of national democratic `consensus'. But whose interests did the consensus serve? And how did it unravel in the years immediately after victory? This well observed and powerfully argued book overturns...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Victorian World

    Edited by Martin Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962

    Pilgrimage of Desolation

    By Sean McConville

    Irish Political Prisoners presents a detailed and gripping overview of political imprisonment from 1920-1962. Seán McConville examines the years from the formation of the Northern Ireland state to the release of the last border campaign prisoners in 1962. Drawing extensively and, in many cases,...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Social Capital, Trust and the Industrial Revolution

    1780–1880

    By David Sunderland

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The first text to examine the concept of trust and the role that it played on the Industrial Revolution, this book is a key resource for students’ studying nineteenth century British history as well as historically minded sociologists. Analytical in style and comprehensive in approach, Social...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Two Centuries of Irish History (Routledge Revivals)

    1691-1870

    Edited by R. Barry O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of papers, first published in 1888, presents the history of Ireland as it unfolded from the Treaty of Limerick in 1691 until the Land Act of 1870 and the Home Rule Movement. Written at a time of great national interest in the ‘Irish Problem’, Two Centuries of Irish History tells the...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Large Databases in Economic History

    Research Methods and Case Studies

    Edited by Mark Casson, Nigar Hashimzade

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    ‘Big data’ is now readily available to economic historians, thanks to the digitisation of primary sources, collaborative research linking different data sets, and the publication of databases on the internet. Key economic indicators, such as the consumer price index, can be tracked over long...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge