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New and Published Books

  1. Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals)

    International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

    Edited by Valerie Fildes, Lara Marks, Hilary Marland

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem in five different continents and shows the varying approaches used by the governments,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A History of Global Consumption

    1500 - 1800

    By Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

    In A History of Global Consumption: 1500 – 1800, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe examines the history of consumption throughout the early modern period using a combination of chronological and thematic discussion, taking a comprehensive and wide-reaching view of a subject that has long been on the historical...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Architectural Temperance

    Spain and Rome, 1700-1759

    By Victor Deupi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture

    Edited by Glenda Abramson

    The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Images of Kingship in Early Modern France

    Louis XI in Political Thought, 1560-1789

    By Adrianna E. Bakos

    Louis XI, known as "The Spider King" because he wove many intricate plots, lives on in popular imagination primarily as a villain and a cruel, cunning, rather unscrupulous character. Absolutists fled to his banner whilst constitutionalists reviled him as a rapacious totalitarian murderer. In Images...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Organization

    By W.J. Perry, W.H.R. Rivers

    Series: The History of Civilization

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth Century England

    The Shadow of our Refinement

    By J. Carter Wood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History

    This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue by examining a critical period in the evolution of attitudes towards violence. It explores the meaning of violence through an accessible mixture of detailed empirical research and a broad survey of cutting-edge...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Lines of Narrative

    Psychosocial Perspectives

    Edited by Molly Andrews, Shelley Day Sclater, Corinne Squire, Amal Treacher

    Series: Routledge Studies in Memory and Narrative

    This volume brilliantly advances our understanding of the use of narrative in the social sciences. It brings together contemporary work on narrative theory and methods and presents a fascinating range of case-studies, from Princess Diana's Panorama interview to the memoirs of the wives of US...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Swastika

    Constructing the Symbol

    By Malcolm Quinn

    Series: Material Cultures

    Despite the enormous amount of material on the subject of Nazism, there has been no substantial work on its emblem, the swastika. This original and controversial contribution examines the role that the swastika played in the construction of the Aryan myth in the nineteenth century, and its use in...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Mobilising Modernity

    The Nuclear Moment

    By Ian Welsh

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    During the nuclear heyday of the post-war years advocates of atomic power promised cheap electricity and a prosperous future. From the present, however, this promise seems tarnished by accidents, leaks and a lack of public confidence. Mobilising Modernity traces this journey from confidence in...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge