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Major Works: British History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 79 new and published major works in the subject of British 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.

New and Published Books

  1. Foundations of the Modern Post Office (8-vol. EP set)

    Edited by Megumi Arai

    - This is a facsimile reprint collection of eight books on the British Post Office, originally published during a period of rapid modernization. - Written mainly by those who worked for the Post Office, or who were closely involved in the early development of postal systems, and based on their...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Provincial Towns (6-vol. EP set)

    Edited by Kota Ito

    - This is the first collection of a new Eureka Press series which reprints in facsimile the local town handbooks published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the occasion of the annual conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. - The first collection...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Modern Traveller (6-vol. EP set)

    Edited by Noriyuki Harada

    This is the third part of a successful facsimile series which reprints The Modern Traveller, originally published in 30 volumes between 1825 and 1829. --Edited by Josiah Conder, known as the editor of journals like The Eclectic Review or The Patriot, The Modern Traveller was a successful series of...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Margaret Thatcher

    Edited by Tim Bale

    Series: Critical Evaluations of Key Political Leaders

    Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) was the dominant British political leader of our age. No postwar prime minister has equalled the impact she made on modern British history, nor matched her influence on the European and world stages. But, as she becomes a historical figure, how to distinguish myth from...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World
    By Joseph Bristow
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  2. From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story
    By P. W. Musgrave
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  3. Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36
    By Galen Broeker
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  4. Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain
    Edited by Victor Bailey
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  5. Crime in England: 1550-1800
    Edited by J S Cockburn
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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