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  1. The Police and the Expansion of Public Order Law in Britain, 1829-2014

    By Iain Channing

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Incidences of public disorder, and the manner in which they have been suppressed, have repeatedly ignited debate on the role of policing, the effectiveness of current legislation and the implications for human rights and civil liberties. These same issues have reverberated throughout British...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Deep Cosmopolis

    Rethinking World Politics and Globalization

    By Adam K. Webb

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    Too often, observers of globalization take for granted that the common ground across cultures is a thin layer of consumerism and perhaps human rights. If so, then anything deeper and more traditional would be placebound, and probably destined for the dustbin of history. But must this be so? Must we...

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. British Culture

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By David P. Christopher

    This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration

    Edited by T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson, Michael Roper

    Series: Routledge Studies in Memory and Narrative

    War memory and commemoration have had increasingly high profiles in public and academic debates in recent years. This volume examines some of the social changes which have led to this development, among them the passing of the two World Wars from survivor into cultural memory. Focusing on the...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation

    By Franklin J. Franco

    Series: Classic Knowledge in Dominican Studies

    Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican Nation is the first English translation of the classic text Los negros, los mulatos y la nación dominicana by esteemed Dominican scholar Franklin J. Franco. Published in 1969, this book was the first systematic work on the role of Afro-descendants in Dominican...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Women of Cairo: Volume II (Routledge Revivals)

    Scenes of Life in the Orient

    By Gerard De Nerval

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Secondary Education in England 1870-1902

    Public Activity and Private Enterprise

    By Prof John Roach, John Roach

    In this comprehensive and extensively researched history, John Roach argues for a reassessment of the relative importance of State regulation and private provision. Although the public schools enjoyed their greatest prestige during this period, in terms of educational reform and progress their...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The State of the Prisons - 200 Years On

    Edited by Richard Whitfield

    In 1777 John Howard wrote The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Two centuries later, this extraordinary document commemorates his achievements in campaigning for reform. In the spirit of Howard himself, the Howard...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge