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New and Published Books

  1. The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own...

    Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka

    Sex and Serendipity

    By Robert Aldrich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

    Edited by Christopher Harding, Iwata Fumiaki, Yoshinaga Shin’ichi

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing,...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Expedition into Empire

    Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

    Edited by Martin Thomas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Genocide: The Basics

    By Paul R. Bartrop

    Series: The Basics

    Genocide: The Basics is an engaging introduction to the study of a controversial and widely debated topic. This concise and comprehensive book explores key questions such as; how successful have efforts been in the prevention of genocide? How prevalent has genocide been throughout history? and how...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War

    Calling the Tune?

    By Hugh Wilford

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to its impact on Labour Party politicians, trade unionists, and Bloomsbury intellectuals...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Globalization of the Cold War

    Diplomacy and Local Confrontation, 1975-85

    Edited by Max Guderzo, Bruna Bagnato

    Series: Cold War History

    This book focuses on the globalisation of the Cold War in the years 1975-85, highlighting the transformation from bipolar US-Soviet competition to global confrontation. Offering a detailed analysis of this fundamental shift that occurred during this period, as well as the interconnections of this...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Britain, Germany and the Cold War

    The Search for a European Détente 1949–1967

    By R. Gerald Hughes

    Series: Cold War History

    This well-researched book details the ambiguity in British policy towards Europe in the Cold War as it sought to pursue détente with the Soviet Union whilst upholding its commitments to its NATO allies. From the early 1950s, Britain pursued a dual policy of strengthening the West whilst seeking...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Hegemonic Peace and Empire

    The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana

    By Ali Parchami

    Series: War, History and Politics

    This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Military Occupations in First World War Europe
    Edited by Sophie De Schaepdrijver
    To Be Published October 28th 2014
  2. The Supreme Control at the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (Routledge Revivals): A Commentary
    By Donald Hankey
    To Be Published October 30th 2014
  3. The Pacific
    By Donald B. Freeman
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  4. On Living Through Soviet Russia
    Edited by Daniel Bertaux, Anna Rotkirch, Paul Thompson
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  5. First World War Photographers
    By Jane Carmichael
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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