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Major Works: British History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 62 new and published major works in the subject of British History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Spiritualism, 1840-1930

    Edited by Patricia Pulham, Christine Ferguson, Rosario Arias, Tatiana Kontou

    Series: Victorian Concepts

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication.) Since its advent in the 1840s, modern spiritualism has been a topic of popular interest and critical scrutiny. Spiritualism gained increasing prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century, and developed as a...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Abortion in England 1900-1967

    By Barbara Brookes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Women and Work in Pre-industrial England

    Edited by Lindsey Charles, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of women’s work patterns across various phases of economic and social organisation. It was...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Ends of History

    Victorians and "the Woman Question"

    By Christina Crosby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Separate Spheres

    The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

    By Brian Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even the contemporary plausibility of ‘the Antis’, as the opponents of women’s suffrage were...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Rise Up, Women!

    The Militant Campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1903-1914

    By Andrew Rosen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The suffragette movement shattered the domestic tranquillity of Edwardian England. This book is an original and searching study of the formidable organization which led this campaign: the Women’s Social and Political Union. With the use of previously unpublished correspondence of Mrs Emmeline...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939

    By Sue Bruley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book offers a detailed examination of the interaction between socialism and feminism through the lens of one particular socialist organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, from its foundation in 1920 until the outbreak of the Second World War. The study of socialism and feminism in...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

    Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution brings together as one set, or individual volumes, groundbreaking retail studies from the field of human geography. Encompassing town and retail planning, marketing geography, the development of shopping centres and the rise of consumerism...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. English Historical Documents 1558–1603

    Edited by Ian W. Archer, F. Douglas Price

    Series: English Historical Documents

    Praise for the series: ‘Perhaps the most important historical undertaking of our age... one of the most valuable historical works ever produced.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A landmark in the field of historical endeavour... the most admirable collection of sources on English history that exists.’...

    Published June 28th 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature
    By Various
    To Be Published July 6th 2014
  2. Five Middle English Arthurian Romances
    By Valerie Krishna
    To Be Published July 6th 2014
  3. Sir Lancelot of the Lake: A French Prose Romance of the Thirteenth Century
    Edited by Lucy Allen Paton
    To Be Published July 6th 2014
  4. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology
    Edited by Alan Lupack
    To Be Published July 6th 2014
  5. The Avowing of King Arthur
    Edited by Roger Dahood
    To Be Published July 6th 2014

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