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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Roman Britain to Saxon England

    An Archaeological Study

    By C.J. Arnold

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    There has long been controversy about the nature and pace of the transformation from Roman Britain to Saxon England. Some scholars argue that there were few instances of major conflict and that the transition took place relatively peacefully over a long period of time. Others argue that the...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Prehistoric Settlement of Britain

    By Richard Bradley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This study, first published in 1978, explores the evidence for pre-Roman settlement in Britain. Four aspects of the prehistoric economy are described by the author – colonisation and clearance; arable and pastoral farming; transhumance and nomadism; and hunting, gathering and fishing. These aspects...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Neolithic Britain

    New Stone Age sites of England, Scotland and Wales

    By Rodney Castleden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe

    Edited by Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Timothy Champion

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Archaeologists from many different European countries here explore the very varied relationship between nationalistic ideas and archaeological activity through the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The resurgence of nationalism was one of the most prominent features of the European...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Archaeology of Medieval Germany

    An Introduction

    By Günter P. Fehring

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Medieval archaeology is a relatively young discipline. It relies heavily on and contributes to the neighbouring disciplines of history and geography as well as certain of the natural sciences. The kinds of sources investigated in the context of medieval archaeology also cast light on many aspects...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Archeology of the New Testament

    The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

    By Jack Finegan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Prehistoric and Early Wales

    Edited by I. Ll. Foster, Glyn Daniel

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This volume is based on lectures given when the British Summer School of Archaeology was held at Bangor in August 1959. It is a summary account of current knowledge then about ancient Wales written for archaeologists, historians and others, covering the Old Stone Age, Neolithic Wales, the Bronze...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Ancient Burial-mounds of England

    By L.V. Grinsell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author’s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Iron Age in Lowland Britain

    By D.W. Harding

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ‘Arras’ culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ‘Belgic’...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Archaeology in England and Wales 1914 - 1931

    By T.D. Kendrick, C.F.C. Hawkes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This survey of work carried out over a number of years synthesises the progress of archaeology, showing at a glance the changes within less than quarter of a century on the interpretation of and reflection on knowledge in the area. Entertainingly, written, this is a lasting introductory account of...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge