Law, Loyalty, Literature 1640–1674
This multi-disciplinary collection of eight essays reassesses the career of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609–1674), a figure of major importance in 17th-century British politics, constitutional history and literature, and the author of the History of the Rebellion (1702–04).
American Founder, Atlantic Citizen
Nathan R Kozuskanich’s study of Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) places America’s ‘founding father’ within the wider context of the 18th-century Atlantic empire and his years in Britain and France. It also examines his political role and his engagement with topics of perennial concern including the right to bear arms, the legacy of slavery and the nature of American democracy.
The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812
Bringing together recent scholarship on the War of 1812, this collection of 20 essays starts with Jeremy Black’s overview of the international context of the War, then explores topics including the impact of privateering, the multiple wars of the First Nations and the various theatres, from the northern lakes to the Gulf coast.
The Basics (Third Edition)
Now in its third edition, this is Gamble’s straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of archaeology, with chapters on basic concepts, people, materials and objects, time and space, change, power and identity, and incorporating new material on evolutionary approaches, landscape, and conflict archaeology.
The Making of Stonehenge
In this study, the author of The Stonehenge People (1987) argues that it is possible, by exploring a wider frame of reference for the people who built and used the monument, to recapture something of the prehistoric experience and to understand what the makers of Stonehenge were trying to achieve.
Empires of Print
Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899–1919
Focusing on the work of authors such as Joseph Conrad, HG Wells, Conan Doyle and John Buchan, Professor Belk explores how writers of popular fiction engaged with foreign markets and readers through periodical publishing during the period 1899 to 1919.
A Dialect Atlas of England
The 200 pronunciation maps in this volume are based on the material of the Survey of English Dialects, which was collected from over 300 localities between 1948 and 1961. The maps follow a simple system for indicating pronunciations based on common sounds of the ordinary letters of the English alphabet, and are accompanied by an introduction to the language of dialects, a key to pronunciation, maps showing county boundaries and a general index.
Criticism and Debates
Combining classic critical essays with new voices and perspectives, this students' text highlights topics such as gender, sexuality, nationhood and language that feature in current debates on medieval literature. Routledge Criticism and Debates in Literature series.
A Practical Linguistic Guide
A unique and engaging approach to the study of Early Modern English, this book provides students with a solid grounding for understanding the language of Shakespeare and its place within the development of English. Johnson covers all aspects of the playwright's language – vocabulary, grammar, sounds, rhetorical structure, etc. – and gives illuminating background information on the linguistic context of the Elizabethan age. The book includes practical exercises and activities, with suggestions for further work.