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January - March 2012

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Welcome to the first ever JFM Online Catalogue (January-March) for Routledge Major Works, Revivals and Library Editions.

Every three months we will be publicising forthcoming titles, highlighting key series, showcasing our broad spectrum of subject areas on offer and picking our top ten 'bestsellers.'

This JFM catalogue includes an FAQ section which will offer you the opportunity to learn more about each individual programme.

Here is our top ten choice of titles for Routledge Major Works which published last year:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Multiculturalism
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Islamic Political Thought
  • Gender
  • International Law
  • The Great Depression
  • Imperial Japan and the World
  • Islam and Education.

So what do we have in store for you this month? Firstly a nice mix of history titles which will appeal to those interested in Roman, Irish, South Asian, Modern, Medieval and Greek History.

We also have titles which will appeal to Human geographers, economists, philosophers, linguists and even an autobiography on Christmas Humphreys who Van Morrison once referred to in his 1982 song "Cleaning Windows," which appears on the album Beautiful Vision.

Happy browsing - we'll be back in April with our next installment.


  1. Second-Language Acquisition

    Edited by Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Second-language acquisition was born in the late 1960s as an interdisciplinary enterprise that borrowed equally from the feeder fields of linguistics, language teaching, child language acquisition, and psychology. Since then, it has expanded considerably in scope and methodology to the point that...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Multiculturalism

    Edited by Gerd Baumann, Steven Vertovec

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by two leading scholars in the field, this new title in Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research. Serious work on multiculturalism flourishes as never before, and this ‘mini library’ meets the need for...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  3. Anthropology of Religion

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to...

    Published November 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Cognitive Linguistics

    Edited by Adele Goldberg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new addition to Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, brings together the very best and most influential scholarly research on cognitive linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics is a broad approach to language that places psychological reality at the top of the list of...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Political Thought and Governance

    Edited by Abdullah Saeed

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Islam has had a significant impact on world history, not only as a major religion that has directed the personal beliefs and actions of individuals, but also as the basis of a distinct system of government that has developed its own institutions, practices and philosophies. This new Routledge Major...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Gender

    Edited by Mary Evans

    New from the Routledge Major Works programme, this landmark title is a four-volume collection of canonical and the very best cutting-edge research on gender. Taking gender to mean both the forms of identity which follow biological definitions of sex (the social identities of male and female,...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  7. International Law

    Edited by Joseph Weiler, Alan T. Nissel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    This Critical Concepts series (a Routledge Major Work) is an anthology of influential works on international law. The collection covers the principal facets of both classical and contemporary international law. In making their selection, J.H.H. Weiler and Alan T. Nissel consulted with a wide range...

    Published July 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Great Depression

    Edited by Geoffrey E. Wood, Forrest Capie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    The Great Depression had a devastating effect on much of the world’s developed economies. (For example, at its nadir, around one-quarter of the US workforce was unemployed. And, in Britain, exports virtually halved by 1933 as international trade collapsed.) The political and cultural consequences...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Islam and Education

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Volume I of this new Routledge collection focuses on theories of education. The gathered materials explore and analyse the impact of the classical Islamic period in history and the developments in education which have emanated from it. Volume II focuses on education in Eastern Europe and Muslim...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge