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Major Works: Political History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published major works in the subject of Political 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. Gramsci (RLE: Gramsci)

    And Italy's Passive Revolution

    Edited by John A. Davis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Gramsci

    Antonio Gramsci used the term ‘passive revolution’ to describe the limitations and weaknesses of the 19th century bourgeois state in Italy which permitted economic development whilst thwarting social and political progress. This detailed study consists of seven essays each exploring a different...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gramsci and Marxist Theory (RLE: Gramsci)

    Edited by Chantal Mouffe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Gramsci

    This book familiarizes the English-speaking reader with the debate on the originality of Gramsci’s thought and its importance for the development of Marxist theory. The contributors present the principal viewpoints regarding Gramsci’s theoretical contribution to Marxism, focussing in particular on...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Sociology of Political Praxis (RLE: Gramsci)

    An Introduction to Gramsci's Theory

    By Leonardo Salamini

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Gramsci

    This volume analyses the philosophical nature of Gramsci’s Marxism and its Hegelian source, the radical critique of the economistic tradition and the original analyses of the role of superstructures, ideology, consciousness and subjectivity in the revolutionary process. It relates the central...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Socialism and the Challenge of War (RLE The First World War)

    Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18

    By Jay M. Winter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

    The First World War marks a crucial period in the history of the socialist wing of the British labour movement. This book is an account of the development of the political ideas and activities of some of the most influential British socialist thinkers of that time: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, R. H....

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Anarchy

    By Various

    Series: Array

    This set re-issues four books originally published between 1926 and 1989 and includes classics such as The International Anarchy by G. Lowes Dickinson, The Anarchists by James Joll and Bakunin on Anarchy by Sam Dolgoff, as well as David Goodway's volume For Anarchism. There are many types...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The International Anarchy (RLE Anarchy)

    By G. Lowes Dickinson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Anarchy

    This volume, a classic of its time, discusses the tragic evolution of European politics from 1870-1914. The main part of the book describes the development of the relations between France, Germany, Russia and Britain and follows the sequence of political events, the Triple Alliance and Bismarck's...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. For Anarchism (RLE Anarchy)

    By David Goodway

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Anarchy

    This collection discusses both the history and theory of anarchism and in particular examines italian anarchism, the relationship between Marxism and anarchism, the influence of Kropotkin, new social movements and the anarchist theory of history. ...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Anarchists (RLE Anarchy)

    By James Joll

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Anarchy

    James Joll’s comprehensive book introduces the reader to the personalities, theories and practical politics of the anarchist movement throughout its history. In the first part the author discusses the early precursors of anarchism and in Part Two he presents the full spectrum of anarchist activity...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Bakunin on Anarchy (RLE Anarchy)

    Edited by Sam Dolgoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions Anarchy

    When originally published this was the first comprehensive collection in English from the works of the founder of anarchism. It includes translations of published and unpublished (in 1973) material left unfinished or unrevised at the time of Bakunin’s death. ...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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