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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 Quaker World

The Quaker World

1st Edition

Edited By C. Wess Daniels, Rhiannon Grant
November 04, 2022

The Quaker World is an outstanding, comprehensive and lively introduction to this complex Christian denomination. Exploring the global reach of the Quaker community, the book begins with a discussion of the living community, as it is now, in all its diversity and complexity. The book covers ...

The Ancient Israelite World

The Ancient Israelite World

1st Edition

Edited By Kyle H. Keimer, George A. Pierce
October 27, 2022

This volume presents a collection of studies by international experts on various aspects of ancient Israel’s society, economy, religion, language, culture, and history, synthesizing archaeological remains and integrating them with discussions of ancient Near Eastern and biblical texts. Driven by ...

The World of the Ancient Silk Road

The World of the Ancient Silk Road

1st Edition

Edited By Xinru Liu
September 30, 2022

This volume explores human migration, communication, and cross-cultural exchange on the Silk Road, a complex network of trade routes spanning the Eurasian continent and beyond. It covers thousands of years of human history, from the 3rd millennium BCE to the early 2nd millennium CE. Consolidating ...

The Arthurian World

The Arthurian World

1st Edition

Edited By Victoria Coldham-Fussell, Miriam Edlich-Muth, Renée Ward
June 30, 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 Sámi World

The Sámi World

1st Edition

Edited By Sanna Valkonen, Áile Aikio, Saara Alakorva, Sigga-Marja Magga
June 06, 2022

This book provides a comprehensive and multifaceted analysis of the Sámi society and its histories and people, offering valuable insights into how they live and see the world. The chapters examine a variety of social and cultural practices, and consideration is given to environment, legal and ...

The Umayyad World

The Umayyad World

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Marsham
May 30, 2022

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 Mongol World

The Mongol World

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy May, Michael Hope
May 26, 2022

Drawing upon research carried out in several different languages and across a variety of disciplines, The Mongol World documents how Mongol rule shaped the trajectory of Eurasian history from Central Europe to the Korean Peninsula, from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth century. Contributing...

The Early Christian World

The Early Christian World

2nd Edition

Edited By Philip Esler
November 01, 2021

Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of early Christianity. In this new edition, the ...

The Tokugawa World

The Tokugawa World

1st Edition

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 Iberian World 1450–1820

The Iberian World: 1450–1820

1st Edition

Edited By Fernando Bouza, Pedro Cardim, Antonio Feros
June 30, 2021

The Iberian World: 1450–1820 brings together, for the first time in English, the latest research in Iberian studies, providing in-depth analysis of fifteenth- to early nineteenth-century Portugal and Spain, their European possessions, and the African, Asian, and American peoples that were under ...

The Ming World

The Ming World

1st Edition

Edited By Kenneth M Swope
June 30, 2021

The Ming World draws together scholars from all over the world to bring China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1662) to life, exploring recent scholarly trends and academic debates that highlight the dynamism of the Ming and its key place in the early modern world. The book is designed to replicate the ...

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