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Major Works: Forthcoming British History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 forthcoming major works in the subject of British History — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future 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.

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.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36

    By Galen Broeker

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    In this book which was first published in 1970, author Galen Broeker traces the events of a crucial period in the struggle of the British government to bring law and order to rural Ireland. He demonstrates that throughout the forty years following the union a major challenge to government in...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain

    Edited by Victor Bailey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    In the years between 1750 and 1868, English criminal justice underwent significant changes. The two most crucial developments were the gradual establishment of an organised, regular police, and the emergence of new secondary punishments, following the restriction in the scope of the death penalty....

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Crime in England

    1550-1800

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Reform of Prisoners

    1830-1900

    By Willam James Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This study, first published in 1987, focuses on Victorian approaches to the moral reformation of prisoners, and aims to emphasise the ways in which the human value and social inclusion of prisoners were pursued. The author begins by discussing the evangelical view of social problems and human value...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    By David Jones

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This study, first published in 1982, is concerned with the nature of crime in nineteenth-century Britain, and explores the response of the community and the police authorities. Each chapter is linked by common themes and questions, and the topics described in detail range from popular forms of...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. A History of English Prison Administration

    By Sean Mcconville

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Policing the Victorian Community

    The Formation of English Provincial Police Forces, 1856-80

    Edited by CAROLYN STEEDMAN

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    The year 1856 saw the first compulsory Police Act in England (and Wales). Over the next thirty years a class society came to be policed by a largely working-class police. This book, first published in 1984, traces the process by which men made themselves into policemen, translating ideas about work...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Massacre of the Innocents

    Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

    By Lionel Rose

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain....

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

    By Joseph Bristow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain...

    To Be Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

  10. From Brown to Bunter

    The Life and Death of the School Story

    By P. W. Musgrave

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in...

    To Be Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

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