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Major Works: Alternative Traditions & Esotericism

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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. Magic and Witchcraft

    Edited by Michael Bailey

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    Magic and witchcraft have been important components of almost every human culture throughout history, and continue to be so in the present day, both globally and in the West. These topics have attracted an enormous amount of scholarship, but publications are often scattered, and scholars working in...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Spiritualism, 1840-1930

    Edited by Patricia Pulham, Christine Ferguson, Rosario Arias, Tatiana Kontou

    Series: Victorian Concepts

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication.) Since its advent in the 1840s, modern spiritualism has been a topic of popular interest and critical scrutiny. Spiritualism gained increasing prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century, and developed as a...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Mrs Annie Besant

    A Modern Prophet

    By Theodore Besterman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Having already published a bibliography on Annie Besant, Theodore Besterman in this book continued with the story of her life. She was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator who lived between 1847 and 1933.Originally published in 1934, this work is fascinating...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. John Dee's Natural Philosophy

    Between Science and Religion

    By Nicholas Clulee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge

    Giordano Bruno in England

    By Hilary Gatti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

    Its Development and Records

    By Arthur Edward Waite

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy -...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Giordano Bruno

    His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

    By William Boulting

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Alchemy in Europe

    A Guide to Research

    By Claudia Kren

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool....

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700

    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

    Edited by Robert M. Schuler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge