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New and Published Books

  1. War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome (Routledge Revivals)

    By John K. Evans

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    J.K. Evans’ pioneering work explores the profound changes in the social, economic and legal condition of Roman women, which, it is argued, were necessary consequences of two centuries of near-continuous warfare as Rome expanded from city-state to empire. Bridging the gap that has isolated the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender in World History

    3rd Edition

    By Peter N. Stearns

    Series: Themes in World History

    Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road

    American Mobilities

    By Susan L. Roberson

    A study of American women’s narratives of mobility and travel, this book examines how geographic movement opened up other movements or mobilities for antebellum women at a time of great national expansion. Concerned with issues of personal and national identity, the study demonstrates how women not...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Women in Magazines

    Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption

    Edited by Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips, Rachel Ritchie, S. Jay Kleinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and...

    Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm...

    Published January 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Space, Place and Gendered Identities

    Feminist History and the Spatial Turn

    Edited by Kathryne Beebe, Angela Davis

    In the last two decades, historians have increasingly sought to understand how environments, ‘built’ and otherwise, architectural surroundings, landscapes, and conceptual ‘places’ and ‘spaces’ have affected the nature and scope of political power, cultural production and social experience . The...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Colonization and Domestic Service

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Victoria K. Haskins, Claire Lowrie

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses

    Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

    By Sarah Eisenstein

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge