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Major Works: Intellectual History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published major works in the subject of Intellectual 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. 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. 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

  2. A Publisher and his Circle

    The Life and Work of John Taylor, Keats' Publisher

    By Tim Chilcott

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    In the early nineteenth century, the publishing house of Taylor & Hessey brought out the work of Keats, Clare, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Carlyle, Lamb, Coleridge and many more of the most important literary figures of the time, as well as the great literary journal of the period, the London Magazine...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Nightingale and the Hawk

    A Psychological Study of Keats' Ode

    By Katharine M. Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    This book is the result of investiging whether Ode to a Nightingale could be interpreted as the record of an actual song that moved Keats so deeply as to involve, in Jung’s terms, an experience of the Self. . It is in effect a biographical study of one aspect of Keats’ life of the imagination. It...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Science in the Changing World bound with Science at Your Service

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Science in the Changing World, first published in 1933, contains a series of broadcasted presentations on the relationship between science and the development of European civilisation in the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, each talk attempts to reflect the crisis through which the...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Fields of Force

    The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein.

    By William Berkson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    This book describes the picture of reality given by Newton, and the development of the later picture of reality given by field theory. In telling this story, the author explains what problem each scientist faced, and how the process of solving them led to new discoveries. By this method he gives...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

    By Max Born

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family. Ranging from his time at the University of Göttingen, where Born had his first real motivation for a professional...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Progress of Science

    An Account of Recent Fundamental Researches in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

    By J.G. Crowther

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    The Progress of Science, first published in 1934, was originally intended to help the interested reader develop their understanding of the natural sciences as they stood in the period leading up to the Second World War. This intention was predicated on the belief that the spirit of science can only...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

    By Herbert Dingle, Sir Oliver Lodge

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    The Special Theory of Relativity: Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of length, and thus will appeal to students of physics who wish to think through Einstein’s...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Century of Science 1851-1951

    Edited by Herbert Dingle

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    First published in 1951 to coincide with the British Festival, this book explores the developments in science which had occurred since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Covering the full range of scientific development which had emerged in that time – from fundamental physics to evolution and genetics,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Intellectual History
    Edited by Richard Whatmore
    To Be Published March 17th 2015
  2. The History of Sexuality
    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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