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New and Published Books

  1. The History of Sexuality

    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The history of sexuality has progressed from its earlier marginal status to a central place in historiography. Not only are its foci of research intriguing, but the field has initiated important theoretical advances for the discipline as a whole, especially through the work of Michel Foucault. ...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Minor Knowledge and Microhistory

    Manuscript Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

    By Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, Davíð Ólafsson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book outlines features of the history of education and communication during the long nineteenth century in Europe, examining how the existence of manuscript exchange as a sociocultural network questions the traditional view of the development of literacy, education, and communication. Formal...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ireland in the World

    Comparative, Transnational, and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Angela McCarthy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Modern History

    This international edited book collection of ten original contributions from established and emerging scholars explores aspects of Ireland’s place in the world since the 1780s. It imaginatively blends comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives to examine migration in a range of diverse...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Tudor Rebellions

    6th Edition

    By Anthony Fletcher, Diarmaid MacCulloch

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Tudor Rebellions, now in its sixth edition, gives a chronological account of the major rebellions against the Tudor monarchy from the reign of King Henry VII until the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. It also throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty’s...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

    Edited by Karen M. Morin, Dominique Moran

    Series: Routledge Research in Historical Geography

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Greening the City

    Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1940

    By Carole O'Reilly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Urban parks are one of the most enduring and valued features of the British city. This book traces the social and cultural history of such parks from the Victorian period and beyond, placing the urban park in the context of the evolving city and examining the importance of green space to the urban...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Political Trials in Ancient Greece (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard A. Bauman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    During the inspired years of the Athenian empire, through the tragedy of its collapse, to the more prosaic era that followed, most of the great names in Athenian history were involved in the procedures of criminal law. Political Trials in Ancient Greece, first published in 1990, explores the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Wiedemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over the centuries between the end of the Roman republic and late antiquity. Thomas Wiedemann...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals)

    Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

    By Michael D. Bristol

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin; on the theories of Emile Durkheim and their adaptations in...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge