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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 Umayyad World

The Umayyad World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrew Marsham
November 19, 2020

The Umayyad World encompasses archaeology, history, art and architecture, and the study of manuscripts and documents 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...

The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World

The Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rachel Mairs
November 19, 2020

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

The World of the Oxus Civilization

The World of the Oxus Civilization

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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, has engendered...

The Maya World

The Maya World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Scott R. Hutson, Traci Ardren
June 17, 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 Iberian World: 1450–1820

The Iberian World: 1450–1820

1st Edition

Fernando Bouza, Pedro Cardim, Antonio Feros
September 23, 2019

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 Gothic World

The Gothic World

1st Edition

Glennis Byron, Dale Townshend
September 17, 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...

The Ming World

The Ming World

1st Edition

Kenneth M Swope
September 04, 2019

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...

The Melanesian World

The Melanesian World

1st Edition

Eric Hirsch, Will Rollason
April 16, 2019

This wide-ranging volume captures the diverse range of societies and experiences that form what has come to be known as Melanesia. It covers prehistoric, historic and contemporary issues, and includes work by art historians, political scientists, geographers and anthropologists. The chapters range...

The Fairy Tale World

The Fairy Tale World

1st Edition

Andrew Teverson
April 10, 2019

The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances...

The Syriac World

The Syriac World

1st Edition

Daniel King
December 18, 2018

This volume surveys the 'Syriac world', the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the second century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking...

The Andean World

The Andean World

1st Edition

Linda J. Seligmann, Kathleen S. Fine-Dare
November 28, 2018

This comprehensive reference offers an authoritative overview of Andean lifeways. It provides valuable historical context, and demonstrates the relevance of learning about the Andes in light of contemporary events and debates. The volume covers the ecology and pre-Columbian history of the...

The Gnostic World

The Gnostic World

1st Edition

Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston
October 11, 2018

The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today. These themes are examined across sixty-seven chapters in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the...

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