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New and Published Books

  1. Visualizing Jews Through the Ages

    Literary and Material Representations of Jewishness and Judaism

    Edited by Hannah Ewence, Helen Spurling

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This volume explores literary and material representations of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Gathering leading scholars from within the field of Jewish Studies, it investigates how the debates surrounding literary and material images within Judaism and in...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Childhood in Ancient Athens

    Iconography and Social History

    By Lesley A. Beaumont

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Ayahs, Lascars and Princes

    The Story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947

    By Rozina Visram

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Scotland and the Caribbean, c.1740-1833

    Atlantic Archipelagos

    By Michael Morris

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book participates in the modern recovery of the memory of the long-forgotten relationship between Scotland and the Caribbean. Drawing on theoretical paradigms of world literature and transnationalism, it argues that Caribbean slavery profoundly shaped Scotland’s economic, social and cultural...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Crusades and Memory

    Rethinking Past and Present

    Edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch, Anne E. Lester

    Crusading was a religious movement involving papal authorization, the incentive of remission of sins, pious motivation on behalf of the individual, and the justification of holy war. Much recent historiography in this area has focused on resolving the questions of what a crusade was, and why people...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Spaces for Feeling

    Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850

    Edited by Susan Broomhall

    Spaces for Feeling explores how English and Scottish people experienced sociabilities and socialities from 1650 to 1850, and investigates their operation through emotional practices and particular spaces. The collection highlights the forms, practices, and memberships of these varied spaces for...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Themes in World History

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Animals and Hunters in the Late Middle Ages

    Evidence from the BnF MS fr. 616 of the Livre de chasse by Gaston Fébus

    By Hannele Klemettilä

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    This book explores views of the natural world in the late Middle Ages, especially as expressed in Livre de chasse (Book of the Hunt), the most influential hunting book of the era. It shows that killing and maiming, suffering and the death of animals were not insignificant topics to late...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Control of Enemy Alien Civilians in Great Britain, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. C. Bird

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1986, examines the evolution and application of the policies of wartime governments designed to deal with the danger to national security thought to be posed by enemy alien residents, and considers the social and political forces which helped shape these policies. The...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ruskin

    The Great Victorian

    By Derrick Leon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1949, is an important work in Victorian studies, and directs light on Ruskin’s personal tragedy, his public life, and on the character of his work. This book will be of interest to students of history and cultural studies....

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge