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Major Works: Contemporary History 1945-

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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. 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

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    This set of 10 volumes, originally published between 1978 and 1991 and authored by some of the most renowned international scholars in the history of Nazi Germany, represent years of painstaking research, often from sources which, even with the advent of the internet, remain inaccessible. They...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science (20 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Security and Stability in the Middle East

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    No region of the world has been more affected by the forces of instability and the factors of war and insecurity than has the Middle East. The area has seen more violence and conflict in the last three or four decades than all of the other world regions put together. Moreover, conflict in the area...

    Published December 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Genocide

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Stimulated anew in the 1990s by the slaughter and the so-called ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the former Yugoslavia, and by the horrors of Rwanda, research about and around genocide flourishes as never before. Genocide studies has now accrued a large, sophisticated, and growing, body of scholarly...

    Published April 30th 2010 by Routledge

  6. RLE: Responding to Fascism

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Responding to Fascism

    The rise of fascism in Europe ultimately plunged the world into war and brought about the horrors of the holocaust, yet these outcomes were far from apparent to many observers in the 1930’s. This collection of contemporary and near contemporary works represents some of the diversity of response as...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Japan & North America

    RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan

    Edited by Ellis Krauss, Ben Nyblade

    Series: Routledge Library of Modern Japan

    This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war...

    Published July 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  8. Fascism

    Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Edited by Roger Griffin with Matthew Feldman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    The nature of 'fascism' has been hotly contested by scholars since the term was first coined by Mussolini in 1919. However, for the first time since Italian fascism appeared there is now a significant degree of consensus amongst scholars about how to approach the generic term, namely as a...

    Published December 4th 2003 by Routledge

  9. The Major International Treaties of the Twentieth Century

    A History and Guide with Texts

    Edited by John Grenville, Bernard Wasserstein

    This definitive work surveys the history of treaty-making in the 20th century, providing the texts of all the major treaties that either continue in force today, or are of historical importance.Truly global in scope and completely up-to-date, this book covers treaties of all kinds, from political...

    Published October 31st 2000 by Routledge

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