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  1. Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography

    By David Huddart

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Vidyasagar

    The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

    By Brian A. Hatcher

    Series: Pathfinders

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820–91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar’s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history,...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge India

  3. John Winthrop

    Founding the City Upon a Hill

    By Michael Parker

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Puritan politician, lawyer, and lay theologian John Winthrop fled England in 1630 when it looked like Charles I had successfully blocked all hopes of passing Puritan-inspired reforms in Parliament. Leading a migration, he came to New England in the hopes of creating an ideal Puritan community...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Both Sides of the Circle (Routledge Revivals)

    The Autobiography of Christmas Humphreys

    By Christmas Humphreys

    First published in 1978, Christmas Humphrey’s autobiography presents the fascinating history of a life rich and varied in both private and in public. Spanning seven decades it touches on many events of historical interest in which he was personally involved. Among them the abdication of Edward VIII...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Were Early Modern Lives Different?

    Writing the Self in the Renaissance

    Edited by Andrew Hadfield

    Should we assume that people who lived some time ago were quite similar to us or should we assume that they need to be thought of as alien beings with whom we have little in common? This specially commissioned collection explores this important issue through an analysis of the lives and work of a...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. International Life Writing

    Memory and Identity in Global Context

    Edited by Paul Longley Arthur

    Representing the best of international life writing scholarship, this collection reveals extraordinary stories of remarkable lives. These wide-ranging accounts span the Americas, Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific over a period of more than two centuries. Showing fascinating...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Life and Teaching of Karl Marx (Routledge Revivals)

    By Max Beer

    First published in English in 1921, this work was originally written by renowned Marxist historian Max Beer to commemorate the centenary of Marx’s birth. It is a definitive biography, full of interesting personal details and a clear and comprehensive account of Marx’s economic and historical...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Thomas Hardy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Page

    First published in 1977, this concise and insightful study of the life and works of Thomas Hardy provides a thorough examination of Hardy's literary output. Alongside a brief biography of Hardy's life, Professor Page's study also spotlights his major and minor novels, his short stories, his...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Against The Age (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to William Morris

    By Peter Faulkner

    Students new to the work of William Morris will find the full range of his achievements covered in this reissue of Peter Faulkner's excellent biography, first published in 1980. The author has carefully placed Morris in the context of the Victorian age, but has also suggested the relevance of his...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Karl Marx (Routledge Revivals)

    His Life and Work

    By Otto Rühle

    First published in English in 1929, this is a reissue of Otto Rühle's comprehensive biography of Karl Marx. Written by a leading Marxist and key figure within the German Labour movement, this is an exceptionally detailed and well-researched study which sets Marx's life and work firmly...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge