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Routledge Worlds


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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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The Arthurian World

The Arthurian World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Miriam Edlich-Muth, Renée Ward, Victoria Coldham-Fussell
January 25, 2022

This collection provides an innovative and wide-ranging introduction to the world of Arthur by looking beyond the canonical texts and themes, taking instead a transversal perspective on the Arthurian narrative. Together, its thirty-four chapters explore the continuities that make the material ...

The World of the Bahá'í Faith

The World of the Bahá'í Faith

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Robert H. Stockman
December 31, 2021

The World of the Bahá'í Faith is an outstanding guide to the Bahá'í Faith and its culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this volume explores the origin of this religion and contains substantial thematic articles on ...

The Inuit World

The Inuit World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Pamela Stern
October 05, 2021

The Inuit World is a robust and holistic reference source to contemporary Inuit life from the intimate world of the household to the global stage. Organized around the themes of Physical Worlds, Moral, Spiritual and Intellectual Worlds, Intimate and Everyday Worlds, and Social and Political Worlds,...

The Tokugawa World

The Tokugawa World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gary P. Leupp, De-min Tao
September 21, 2021

With over 60 contributions, The Tokugawa World presents the latest scholarship on early modern Japan from an international team of specialists in a volume that is unmatched in its breadth and scope. In its early modern period, under the Tokugawa shoguns, Japan was a world apart. For over two ...

The Biblical World

The Biblical World

2nd Edition

Edited By Katharine J. Dell
July 30, 2021

The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings, and social context of the Bible. This new edition is updated with several new chapters as well as a new section on biblical interpretation.  Contributions from leading scholars in the field present wide-ranging views ...

The Safavid World

The Safavid World

1st Edition

Edited By Rudi Matthee
July 22, 2021

The Safavid World brings together thirty chapters on many aspects of the complex Safavid state, 1501–1722. With the latest insights and arguments, some offer overviews of the period or topic at hand, and others present new interpretations of old questions based on newly found sources. In addition ...

The Asante World

The Asante World

1st Edition

Edited By Edmund Abaka, Kwame Osei Kwarteng
May 31, 2021

The Asante World provides fresh perspectives on the Asante, the largest Akan group in Southern Ghana, and what new scholars are thinking and writing about the "world the Asante made." By employing a thematic approach, the volume interrogates several dimensions of Asante history including state ...

The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World

The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Mairs
November 30, 2020

This volume provides a thorough conspectus of the field of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek studies, mixing theoretical and historical surveys with critical and thought-provoking case studies in archaeology, history, literature and art. The chapters from this international group of experts showcase...

The Umayyad World

The Umayyad World

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Marsham
November 26, 2020

The Umayyad World encompasses the archaeology, history, art, and architecture of the Umayyad era (644–750 CE). This era was formative both for world history and for the history of Islam. Subjects covered in detail in this collection include regions conquered in Umayyad times, ethnic and religious ...

The World of the Oxus Civilization

The World of the Oxus Civilization

1st Edition

Edited By Bertille Lyonnet, Nadezhda A Dubova
November 18, 2020

This collection of essays presents a synthesis of current research on the Oxus Civilization, which rose and developed at the turn of the 3rd to 2nd millennia BC in Central Asia. First discovered in the 1970s, the Oxus Civilization, or the Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex (BMAC), has ...

The Maya World

The Maya World

1st Edition

Edited By Scott R. Hutson, Traci Ardren
June 09, 2020

The Maya World brings together over 60 authors, representing the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, geography, and ethnography, who explore cutting-edge research on every major facet of the ancient Maya and all sub-regions within the Maya world. The Maya world, which covers ...

The Gothic World

The Gothic World

1st Edition

Edited By Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend
September 18, 2019

The Gothic World offers an extensive overview of the popular field of the Gothic, from the eighteenth century through to the present day. Encompassing the literary, it also extends critical debate in exciting new directions, including film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art, music...

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