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  1. Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Helen Meller

    By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking American Women's Activism

    By Annelise Orleck

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus'

    Edited by The Subcultures Network

    This book examines youth cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that affected Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War. In particular, it considers the extent to which elements of youth culture and popular music served to contest the notion of ‘consensus’...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Dorian Aegean (Routledge Revivals)

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This wide-ranging yet detailed study describes and assesses the many-faceted cultural achievement of an area remote from Athens, the Dorian islands. Elizabeth Craik’s scholarship sets this lively outlying region of the ancient Greek world – which included Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Melos, and Thera –...

    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. Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Marjo Kaartinen, Anne Montenach

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book conceives the role of the modern town as a crucial place for material and cultural circulations of luxury. It concentrates on a critical period of historical change, the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, that was marked by the passage from a society of scarcity to one of...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Power of the Fathers

    Historical Perspectives from Ancient Rome to the Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Margareth Lanzinger

    The book examines the topic of paternal authority as it developed over a long period of time. The focus is on the power of fathers as manifested within a complex fabric of legal, social, economic, political and moral aspects. In early modern times, a father’s power was based upon his personal and...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Crime in England 1815-1880

    Experiencing the criminal justice system

    By Helen Johnston

    Crime in England, 1815-1880 provides a unique insight into crime and the criminal justice system from the early to the late nineteenth century. This book examines crime, criminality and punishment in nineteenth-century England by providing an overview of the key issues with regard to views about...

    Published September 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. An Imperial War and the British Working Class

    Working-Class Attitudes and Reactions to the Boer War, 1899-1902

    By Richard Price

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge