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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 Arthurian Legend

    Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

    By Margaret J. C. Reid

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Merlin and Legendary Romance

    By Carol Harding

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

    Edited by Keith Busby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Medieval Arthurian Literature

    A Guide to Recent Research

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

    By G.B. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japan as Seen by American Women in Christian Missions, 1913-1934 (ES 5-vol. set)

    Edited by Rui Kohiyama

    Published by Edition Synapse in Japan and distributed by Routledge outside Japan. This is the third set of the series which collects publications by Christian missionary women, both missionary wives and female missionaries, who worked in Japan from the late nineteenth century to the early...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  8. The Japan Weekly Mail, Pt. 7: 1900–1903 (12-vol. ES set)

    Edited by in association with the Yokohama Archives of History

    Published by Edition Synapse, Japan and distributed by Routledge outside of Japan. This is the seventh part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Japan Weekly Mail, Pt. 8: 1904–1906 (12-vol. ES set)

    Edited by In association with the Yokohama Archives of History

    Published by Edition Synapse and distributed outside Japan by Routledge. This is the eighth part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives of History and...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Le Japon artistique/Artistic Japan, 1888-1891 (6-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Akiko Mabuchi

    This is the eighth part of a successful series which provides art historians and students with primary-source materials relating to the Western reception of Japanese arts from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. It is now common knowledge that art collectors in Europe around the end...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge