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Welcome to the Routledge Worlds Series online catalogue.

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.

Our next major publication for 2013 in the series; The Etruscan World brings to life the culture and material past of the Etruscans and highlights key points of development in research, making it essential reading for researchers, academics and students of this fascinating civilization.

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  1. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Sumerian World

    Edited by Harriet Crawford

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Viking World

    Edited by Stefan Brink, Neil Price

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics,...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Byzantine World

    Edited by Paul Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and...

    Published February 15th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Babylonian World

    Edited by Gwendolyn Leick

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and...

    Published January 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Egyptian World

    Edited by Toby Wilkinson

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Authoritative and up-to-date, this key single-volume work is a thematic exploration of ancient Egyptian civilization and culture as it was expressed down the centuries. Including topics rarely covered elsewhere as well as new perspectives, this work comprises thirty-two original chapters written by...

    Published September 18th 2007 by Routledge

  8. The World of Pompeii

    Edited by Pedar Foss, John J. Dobbins

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This all embracing survey of Pompeii provides the most comprehensive survey of the region available. With contributions by well-known experts in the field, this book studies not only Pompeii, but also – for the first time – the buried surrounding cities of Campania. The World of Pompeii includes...

    Published July 5th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Early Christian World

    By Philip F. Esler

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Early Christian World presents an exhaustive, erudite and lavishly illustrated treatment of how the small movement which formed around Jesus in Galilee became the pre-eminent religion of the ancient world. The work begins by firmly situating early Christianity within its Mediterranean social,...

    Published July 29th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Biblical World

    Edited by John Barton

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings and social context of the Bible. It presents the fruits of years of specialist study in an accessible form, and is essential reading for anyone who reads the Bible and would like to know more about how and why it came...

    Published July 29th 2004 by Routledge

  11. The Roman World

    Edited by John Wacher

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    When originally published in 1987, this book was hailed as a landmark in the study of the Roman World. Now back in print with a new preface by the author, it is still the most comprehensive survey of the Roman World available. Ranging from the founding of Rome in the eighth century BC, and...

    Published September 27th 2001 by Routledge

  12. The Greek World

    Edited by Anton Powell

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this...

    Published September 4th 1997 by Routledge

  13. The Celtic World

    Edited by Miranda Green

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth - it looks at archaeology, language, literature, towns, warfare, rural life...

    Published April 11th 1996 by Routledge