Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds

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Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds are a unique and affordable collection of the most innovative and important works of modern times; books that have, by popular consent, become established as classics in their field.

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  • The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642 book cover

    The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642

    By Lawrence Stone

    Dividing the nation and causing massive political change, the English Civil War remains one of the most decisive and dramatic conflicts of English history. Lawrence Stone's account of the factors leading up to the deposition of Charles I in 1642 is widely regarded as a classic in the field.…

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  • The Singularity of Literature book cover

    The Singularity of Literature

    By Derek Attridge

    The Iliad and Beowulf provide rich sources of historical information. The novels of Henry Fielding and Henry James may be instructive in the art of moral living. Some go further and argue that Emile Zola and Harriet Beecher Stowe played a part in ameliorating the lives of those existing in harsh…

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  • Stone Age Economics book cover

    Stone Age Economics

    By Marshall Sahlins

    Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively,…

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FREE Collection - The Best of Bertrand Russell

The Best of Bertrand Russell

Routledge is delighted to bring you this FREE collection which includes chapters selected from the top 10 bestselling books in the Routledge Classics series by Russell.

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To Conquer Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom

This FreeBook brings together a Routledge Classics collection of chapters on the theme ‘Hope and Fear’ – written by some of the most significant writers of our time, including Bertrand Russell, Karl Popper, and Stanley Cohen.

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Author Interview: Derek Attridge

We caught up with Derek Attridge to discuss his book, The Singularity of Literature.

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Patrick Wilcken on Claude Lévi-Strauss

Patrick Wilcken discusses highly influential work from Claude Lévi-Strauss in an interview with Routledge.

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