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You are currently browsing 61–70 of 704 new and published major works in the subject of Literature — 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.

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  1. Arthurian Legend in the Seventeenth Century

    By Roberta Florence Brinkley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The study of the Arthurian legend in the 1600s has revealed almost no romance; the stories are more about the truth of Arthur’s existence and his exploits, with influence due to political bearing of the royalty versus parliament at the time. This fascinating study elucidates the differences between...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Arthurian Legend

    Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

    By Margaret J. C. Reid

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Merlin and Legendary Romance

    By Carol Harding

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

    Edited by Keith Busby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Medieval Arthurian Literature

    A Guide to Recent Research

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    The focus of this book is medieval vernacular literature in Western Europe. Chapters are written by experts in the area and present the current scholarship at the time this book was originally published in 1996. Each chapter has a bibliography of important works in that area as well. This is a...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. On Directing Shakespeare

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge