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Routledge Worlds

The Routledge Worlds are magisterial surveys of key historical epochs, edited and written by world-renowned experts. Giving unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, they are the works against which all future books on their subjects will be judged and are essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the subject.

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1-10 of 29 results in Routledge Worlds
  1. The Atlantic World

    Edited by D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, William O'Reilly

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years. In over thirty chapters, all written by experts in the field, The Atlantic World takes up...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The World of Indigenous North America

    Edited by Robert Warrior

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature,...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Fin-de-Siècle World

    Edited by Michael Saler

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The World of the Revolutionary American Republic

    Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

    Edited by Andrew Shankman

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as struggles over who would control land and labor were waged across the North American...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Victorian World

    Edited by Martin Hewitt

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Gothic World

    Edited by Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Elizabethan World

    Edited by Susan Doran, Norman Jones

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Etruscan World

    Edited by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Ottoman World

    Edited by Christine Woodhead

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Ottoman empire as a political entity comprised most of the present Middle East (with the principal exception of Iran), north Africa and south-eastern Europe. For over 500 years, until its disintegration during World War I, it encompassed a diverse range of ethnic, religious and linguistic...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Buddhist World
    Edited by John Powers
    To Be Published March 30th 2015
  2. The Modernist World
    Edited by Allana Lindgren, Stephen Ross
    To Be Published June 18th 2015
  3. The Crusader World
    Edited by Adrian Boas
    To Be Published July 30th 2015
  4. The Postcolonial World
    Edited by Jyotsna G. Singh, David D. Kim
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  5. The World of Ionia
    Edited by Alan M. Greaves
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  6. The Shakespearean World
    Edited by Jill L Levenson, Robert Ormsby
    To Be Published November 30th 2015

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