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New and Published Books

  1. Studies in Kurdish History

    Empire, Ethnicity and Identity

    Edited by Djene Rhys Bajalan, Sara Zandi Karimi

    Recent events in the Middle East have propelled the once marginalized Kurdish community to the centre of regional and, indeed, world affairs. The growing significance of the Kurds in the politics of the Middle East has led to greater interest amongst both academics and policy makers regarding the...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

    By Jesse Drew

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of "communications from below" in contrast to the "globalization from above" that characterizes many new developments in international...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Medieval Monasticism

    Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages, 4th Edition

    By C.H. Lawrence

    Series: The Medieval World

    Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. Hugh Lawrence explores the many sided relationship between monasteries and the secular...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. German Colonialism and National Identity

    Edited by Michael Perraudin, Juergen Zimmerer

    German colonialism is a thriving field of study. From North America to Japan, within Germany, Austria and Switzerland, scholars are increasingly applying post-colonial questions and methods to the study of Germany and its culture. However, no introduction on this emerging field of study has...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

    African American Reform Rhetoric and the Rise of a Modern Nation State

    By Michael Stancliff

    A prominent early feminist, abolitionist, and civil rights advocate, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote and spoke across genres and reform platforms during the turbulent second half of the nineteenth century. Her invention of a new commonplace language of moral character drew on the persuasive and...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800–1968

    Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer

    Health and medicine in colonial environments is one of the newest areas in the history of medicine, but one in which the Caribbean is conspicuously absent. Yet the complex and fascinating history of the Caribbean, borne of the ways European colonialism combined with slavery, indentureship, migrant...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Darwin in Atlantic Cultures

    Evolutionary Visions of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jeannette Eileen Jones, Patrick B. Sharp

    This collection is an interdisciplinary edited volume that examines the circulation of Darwinian ideas in the Atlantic space as they impacted systems of Western thought and culture. Specifically, the book explores the influence of the principle tenets of Darwinism -- such as the theory of evolution...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Health and the Modern Home

    Edited by Mark Jackson

    Health and the Modern Home explores shifting and contentious debates about the impact of the domestic environment on health in the modern period. Drawing on recent scholarship, contributors expose the socio-political context in which the physical and emotional environment of "the modern home" and "...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

    By Andrea Elizabeth Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by artist and craftsman William Morris in 1877, sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings by preventing unnecessary repairs and additions. William Morris's intention and that of the SPAB, as outlined by the original manifesto...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. History of Participatory Media

    Politics and Publics, 1750–2000

    Edited by Anders Ekström, Solveig Jülich

    This book argues for a historical perspective on issues relating to the notion of participatory media. Working from a broad concept of media – including essays on the 19th century press, early sound media, photography, exhibitions, television and the internet – the book offers a broad empirical...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge