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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 885 new and published major works in the subject of History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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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.

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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Archaeology in the Holy Land

    By Kathleen M. Kenyon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This classic book, extensively revised in 1979, includes the most important archaeological discoveries of that time made regarding both the pre-biblical and biblical history of Palestine. The earliest archaeological finds in Palestine reveal man’s presence as early as 9000 B.C., about 6000 years...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. People of Ancient Assyria

    Their Inscriptions and Correspondence

    By Jørgen Læssøe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Was Assyria merely a more brutal, more uncivilized and less interesting offshoot of the culture created by Sumerians and Babylonians in Southern Mesopotamia at the dawn of history? Do the Assyrian reliefs that fill our museums give a complete picture of the phenomenon that was Assyria? Was the...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Current Scientific Techniques in Archaeology

    By P.A. Parkes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the early 1980s several revolutionary new techniques were introduced to archaeological science - including accelerator C-14 dating, thermoluminescence dating of burnt flint and calcite, and the application of uranium series dating to Palaeolithic material. Developments in analytical chemistry...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Periods in Britain

    By Derek A. Roe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book deals with the earliest period of human settlement in Britain, proposing a series of archaeological stages for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods. An introduction on the problems and methods of studying the Palaeolithic and Pleistocene periods leads into the technical argument, a...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Archaeology of Medieval England and Wales

    By John Steane

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the preceding 25 years to this book’s publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts. During the boom of the late 1960s and 1970s, which led to go much central town...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Archaeology and Place-Names and History

    An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

    By F.T. Wainwright

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

    By Alix Wilkinson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    First published in 1971, this book was the first major survey ever made in this field. It includes all the main museum collections in the world, and enables comparative study of almost all the known jewellery from predynastic times to the end of the XXVIth Dynasty (525 B.C.) to be made. The...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge