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Routledge Worlds

The Routledge Worlds are magisterial surveys of key historical epochs, edited and written by world-renowned experts. Giving unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, they are the works against which all future books on their subjects will be judged and are essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the subject.

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1-10 of 25 results in Routledge Worlds
  1. The World of the Revolutionary American Republic

    Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

    Edited by Andrew Shankman

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as struggles over who would control land and labor were waged across the North American...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Victorian World

    Edited by Martin Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Gothic World

    Edited by Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Elizabethan World

    Edited by Susan Doran, Norman Jones

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Etruscan World

    Edited by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Ottoman World

    Edited by Christine Woodhead

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Ottoman empire as a political entity comprised most of the present Middle East (with the principal exception of Iran), north Africa and south-eastern Europe. For over 500 years, until its disintegration during World War I, it encompassed a diverse range of ethnic, religious and linguistic...

    Published June 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Sumerian World

    Edited by Harriet Crawford

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Orthodox Christian World

    Edited by Augustine Casiday

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an ‘oriental’ or ‘eastern’ phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Byzantine World

    Edited by Paul Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and...

    Published January 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Viking World

    Edited by Stefan Brink, Neil Price

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics,...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The World of Indigenous North America
    Edited by Robert Warrior
    To Be Published September 14th 2014
  2. The Fin-de-Siècle World
    Edited by Michael Saler
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  3. The Occult World
    Edited by Christopher Partridge
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  4. The Atlantic World
    Edited by D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, William O'Reilly
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  5. The Buddhist World
    Edited by John Powers
    To Be Published March 30th 2015
  6. The Modernist World
    Edited by Allana Lindgren, Stephen Ross
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  7. The World of Ionia
    Edited by Alan M. Greaves
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  8. The Crusader World
    Edited by Adrian Boas
    To Be Published May 31st 2015
  9. The Postcolonial World
    Edited by Jyotsna G. Singh, David D. Kim
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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