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What is a Routledge Major Work?

A major work is a multivolume collection with a focus on a particular concept, theme, or individual.

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How big is a Major Works Set?

Normally ranging from 4-6 Volumes, each collection begins with a substantial editorial introduction which gathers material into one easy-to-use ‘mini library.

Which subject areas do Major Works cover?

We commission books across both the Social Sciences and Humanities. Some of our series range from the History of Feminism to our critical concepts in... which can range from Law to Media and Cultural Studies plus many more.

Key Selling Points of a Major Work Each collection is edited by a leading scholar in the field

  • Each collection is edited by a leading scholar in the field
  • With each collection users can gain access to pre published material that is inaccessible, not widely available or is scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books.

What's the difference between an RLE and a facsimile Major Work?

A Major Work will gather material together from various sources like chapters from books and manuscripts. RLE's are re-issued as complete books.