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August and September 2012


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Major Works

Buddhism and Religious Diversity, The Works of Nicholas Tarling on Southeast Asia and Urban Modelling are just some of the titles publishing this quarter from our Major Works programme. Interested in finding out more? Check out the FAQs below.

What is a Routledge Major Work?

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

How big is a Major Works Set?
Normally ranging from 4-6 Volumes, each collection gathers material into one easy-to-use ‘mini library’, prefaced with a substantial editorial introduction.

Which subject areas do Major Works cover?
We commission books across Social Sciences and Humanities subjects. Our series range from the History of Feminism, to Critical Concepts in Philosophy, to Critical Perspectives on Business and Management plus many more.

Visit our Major Works page which we regularly update with current news, features, reviews and pre-publication offers.

  1. The Works of Nicholas Tarling on Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    The collection’s editor writes: Southeast Asian history and historiography would be greatly handicapped if the writings of Nicholas Tarling were removed from the increasingly expanding literature. The reading list has increased several folds since the early 1950s when Southeast Asian history was...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Asian American Feminisms

    Edited by Leslie Bow

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseEspecially since the postwar women’s and civil rights movements, there has been an explosion of interest in race and gender in the United States. Writing by and about Asian American women has kept pace with the emergence of serious scholarship concerned...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Urban Modelling

    Edited by Alan Wilson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    The study of cities is one of the grand challenges of twenty-first-century science, and mathematical modelling—in this case, urban modelling—provides a crucial contribution to scholarly and practical projects fully to comprehend their workings, evolution, and associated planning problems. There...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Cities and Sustainability

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Buddhism and Religious Diversity

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    In today’s globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the self-understanding of any major religious tradition, provoking two interdependent questions. How does it see itself in the light of others? And, how does it see others in the light of its own...

    Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Women and Belief, 1852–1928

    Edited by Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge