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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 170 new and published major works in the subject of Social & Cultural History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For major works that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming major works.

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. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  3. The Modern Traveller, Pt. 2 (ES 7-vol. set)

    Edited by Noriyuki Harada

    Published by Eureka Press, Tokyo, and distributed outside Japan by Routledge. This is the second part of a new 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...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  4. Lake District Tours, 1842-1902 (ES 5-vol. set)

    Edited by Toshiro Nakajima

    Published by EPM in Japan and distributed outside of Japan by Routledge. Following the successful series, Lake District Tours, A Collection of Travel Writings and Guide Books in the Romantic Era in six volumes, this is a collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writings on the Lake...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  5. Women & Medical Education (ES 5-vol. set)

    Edited by Rui Kohiyama

    Published by Eureka Press, Tokyo, and distributed outside Japan by Routledge. From the Introduction by Setsuko Kagawa The history of women’s medical education is one of the most remarkable aspects of social change in nineteenth-century Britain. Before the modernization and professionalization of...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  6. The International Exhibition of 1862 (ES 5-vol. set)

    Edited by Rui Kohiyama

    This is a collection of primary-source materials on the International Exhibition in London or Great London Exposition, held from 1 May to 1 November 1862, beside the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington on a site that now houses museums including the Natural History Museum...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  7. The Diaries of Sir Ernest Mason Satow, 1861-1869 (ES 1vol.)

    Edited by Robert Morton

    PUBLISHED BY EUREKA PRESS, TOKYO, AND DISTRIBUTED BY ROUTLEDGE OUTSIDE JAPAN. The scholar and diplomat Sir Ernest Satow was the best-known Westerner who lived in Meiji Japan. Although he rose to become British Minister to Japan, the most interesting part of his career was the start of it, when he...

    Published May 16th 2014 by Edition Synapse

  8. Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition. Routledge Library Editions: Homer helps...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Alfred Hitchcock

    Edited by Neil Badmington

    Series: Critical Evaluations of Leading Film-makers

    ‘Will there ever be an end to the supply of books about Alfred Hitchcock?’, pleaded the Times Literary Supplement in 2008. It is a fair question for, as Michael Walker pointed out in Hitchcock’s Motifs, more has been written about Hitchcock (1899–1980) than any other film director. Indeed, Jane E....

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature
    By Various
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  2. Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603
    By G.B. Harrison
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  3. Arthurian Drama: An Anthology
    Edited by Alan Lupack
    To Be Published August 7th 2014
  4. Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe
    Edited by Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Timothy Champion
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  5. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery
    By Alix Wilkinson
    To Be Published October 20th 2014

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