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Routledge Library Editions re-issue volumes from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many imprints associated with Routledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself. Focusing mainly (but not exclusively) on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge Library Editions offer the individual as well as the institutional purchaser the opportunity to acquire volumes by some of the greatest thinkers and authors of the last 120 years either on a title-by-title basis or as carefully selected mini-sets or extensive ‘libraries’ of 50+ volumes.

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History of Persia

History of Persia

1st Edition

By Sir Percy Sykes
October 16, 2003

This is a facsimile of a classic history first published by Macmillan in 1915 and issued in two further editions by Routledge and Kegan Paul. Sir Percy Sykes was an explorer, consul, soldier and a spy who lived and travelled in Persia over a period of twenty-five years. This two-volume collection ...

Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire

Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire

1st Edition

By L.C.A. Knowles
December 02, 2004

First published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd. in 1924, 1930 and 1936.When first published in 1924, Knowles' first volume on the economic history of the British Empire offered a ground-breaking comparative study, ranging from slavery to Factory Acts, from cold storage to ticks and mosquitoes, from...

International Library of the Philosophy of Education

International Library of the Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

By Charles Bailey
April 14, 2010

International Library of the Philosophy of Education reprints twenty-four distinguished texts published in this field over the last half-century and includes works by authors such as Reginald D. Archambault, Charles Bailey, Robin Barrow, Norman J. Bull, D. E. Cooper, R. F. Dearden, Kieran...

A History of Western Education (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)

A History of Western Education (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)

1st Edition

By James Bowen
November 26, 2003

This set reprints volumes 1, 2 and 3 of James Bowen's A History of Western Education originally published by Methuen in the 1970s.Volume One: The Ancient World: Orient and Mediterranean 2000B.C - A.D. 1054The volume traces the development of education in the ancient world from the first scribal ...

Attempts at General Union

Attempts at General Union

1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

This volume traces the attempts made after the Napoleonic Wars to link up all the numerous local and sectional Trade Societies into a single comprehensive ‘General Trades Union’ – attempts which culminated in the short-lived Grand National Consolidated Trades Union formed under Robert Owen’s ...

Economic Tracts for the Times

Economic Tracts for the Times

1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

Originally written as a series of pamphlets and at a time of high unemployment, this volume discusses free trade, monetary policy, wages and employment, economic theory and social legislation....

The Meaning of Marxism

The Meaning of Marxism

1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole
November 21, 2018

This book is largely based on What Marx Really Meant which was written by Cole and published in 1934. It is a revaluation of Marx’s essential ideas and methods in relation to contemporary social structures and developments and considers the bearing of Marx’s theories on the structure of social ...

Practical Economics

Practical Economics

1st Edition

By G D H Cole
August 10, 2018

This volume compares the planning of economic conditions under the very different political systems of Soviet Russia, Fascist Germany and Italy and Democratic America, with some discussion of partial economic planning in Great Britain. It includes a broad survey of the successive phases of the Five...

Socialist Economics

Socialist Economics

1st Edition

By G. D. H. Cole
July 30, 2018

This volume sets forth as simply as possible the theoretical foundations which underlie the practical policies of democratic Socialism. This involves both a repudiation and a refutation of the assumptions of the older classical economists who believed in laissez-faire, and a careful differentiation...

G. D. H. Cole: Early Pamphlets & Assessment (RLE Cole)

G. D. H. Cole: Early Pamphlets & Assessment (RLE Cole)

1st Edition

Edited By Noel Thompson
July 24, 2018

This volume of extremely rare pamphlets spans over thirty years of prolific output by G D H Cole. It encompasses the challenges of full employment and the role re-armament in achieving that, nationalizing industries, the principles of socialism and the welfare state....

Self-Government in Industry

Self-Government in Industry

1st Edition

By G D H Cole
December 22, 2017

This book represents an important stage in the development of an indigenous theory. The argument is presented with the special qualities of cogency and perception which have given the author a lasting influence within the labour movement....

The Next Ten Years

The Next Ten Years

1st Edition

By G D. H. Cole
December 22, 2017

This volume was Cole's first major work of political economy in almost a decade and it effectively positioned him as a mainstream Fabian who sought to stabilize capitalism before progressing socialism by essentially statist means. Influenced by J A Hobson and Maynard Keynes the imperative for Cole ...

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