Routledge is developing a series of encyclopedic guides to all areas of the humanities and the social sciences - each volume continuing our tradition of excellence in reference publishing. Every title in this series is compiled by renowned experts in the field, international in its scope, and balanced in its coverage.
Organized thematically, the contents of each volume are structured to ensure easy access to detailed information, with extensive indexes and bibliographies. The articles are stimulating and wide-ranging - from theory to practice - and give a clear picture of each theme explored. The concepts presented are linked to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject in focus.
The Routledge Companion Encyclopedias are essential resources which will be read and referred to time after time by students, lecturers, researchers and professionals in the field, and beyond. They belong in every library - the superb reception of titles already in the series confirms this view:
`A must for all libraries in higher education, schools and larger public libraries.' - Library Review on An Encyclopaedia of Language
`Every public library as well as every university, college and school library should have a copy on its shelves.' - Times Higher Education Supplement on An Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
Subjects already published in this series are: Architecture, The World's Languages, The World's Religions, Philosophy, Education, The History of Modern Science, The History of Technology, The History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, Language, Literature and Criticism, Economic Thought, Government and Politics, and Musical Thought.
Forthcoming are: Painting and Sculpture, History of Linguistics, Historiography, Theology, Archaeology, and Geography.
Encyclopedia of Literature and Criticism
Companion Encyclopedia of Theology
Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought
An Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The World's Religions
Companion to the History of Modern Science
An Encyclopedia of the History of Technology
By Andrew M. Colman
January 26, 1994
Psychology plays an increasingly important role in today's society. Its influence can be seen all around us - be it in the home, the workplace, the school or our private lives. A uniquely diverse discipline, it ranges from social psychology to biological aspects of behaviour, and from basic ...
By Ivor Grattan-Guinness
September 11, 2017
* Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully ...
By Martin Coyle, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall, John Peck
December 23, 2014
This Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide yet both to the nature and content of literature, and to literary criticism. In ninety essays by leading international critics and scholars, the volume covers both traditional topics such as literature and history, poetry, drama and the novel, and ...
By Peter Byrne, Leslie Houlden, Rev Prof Leslie Houlden
September 11, 2014
The Companion Encyclopedia of Theology provides a comprehensive guide to modern theological thought. An international team of theologians and practitioners of both the Christian and Jewish faiths investigate and consider aspects of theology in 48 self-contained articles. Neither partisan and ...
By Michael Bleaney, David Greenaway, Dr Ian Stewart, Ian Stewart
July 17, 2014
* 41 in-depth essays cover current economic theory and applied economics in a single, comprehensive volume* Interfaces section considers economics as it relates to other disciplines* Extensive notes, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading; detailed index of Topics and People`A ...
By W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter
November 16, 1993
This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with ...
By G.H.R. Parkinson
March 31, 1988
* Presents a broad survey of philosophical thought* Each chapter explores, and places in context, a major area of philosophical enquiry - including the theory of meaning and of truth, the theory of knowledge, the philosophies of mathematics, science and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, moral ...
By Peter Clarke, Friedhelm Hardy, Leslie Houlden, Stewart Sutherland
November 08, 2011
* Gives an account of the history, the theological basis, the practice and the current state of the study of religion and religions throughout the world* Combines a clear and non-technical style of presentation with a structure and range of contributions which reflect the richness and complexity of...
By G N Cantor, G.N. Cantor, J.R.R. Christie, M.J.S. Hodge, R.C. Olby
December 13, 1989
* A descriptive and analytical guide to the development of Western science from AD 1500, and to the diversity and course of that development first in Europe and later across the world* Presented in clear, non-technical language* Extensive indexes of Subjects and Names`Indeed a companion volume ...
By Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan
September 11, 2002
* Provides a balanced, comprehensive account of contemporary trends in world, regional and nation-state government and politics* Captures the global changes, both theoretical and factual, of the past three decades - to give an unprecedented overview of political science and political affairs* ...
By Ian McNeil
August 12, 1996
Available for the first time in paperback, this volume includes twenty-two chapters by international experts covering the entire history of technology from humankind's earliest use of stone tools to the exploration of space. Written clearly and without unnecessary jargon, each chapter traces the ...