Routledge Classics and Routledge Great Minds

The very best of Routledge publishing over the past century.

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Over 200 titles, a classic heritage that will stand the test of time.

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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  • Crime Control As Industry: Towards Gulags, Western Style book cover

    Crime Control As Industry

    Towards Gulags, Western Style

    By Nils Christie

    Crime Control As Industry, translated into many languages, is a modern classic of criminology and sociology. Nils Christie, one of the leading criminologists of his era, argues that crime control, rather than crime itself is the real danger for our future. Prison populations, especially in Russia…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Routledge Classics

  • Sanity, Madness and the Family book cover

    Sanity, Madness and the Family

    By R.D Laing, Aaron Esterson

    In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    Routledge Classics

  • The Philosopher's Dog book cover

    The Philosopher's Dog

    By Raimond Gaita

    In this beautifully written book Raimond Gaita tells inspirational, poignant, sometimes funny but never sentimental stories of the dogs, cats and cockatoos that lived and died within his own family. He asks fascinating questions about animals: Is it wrong to attribute the concepts of love, devotion…

    Paperback – 2016-09-22
    Routledge Classics

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Routledge Classics is more than just a collection of texts - it’s a fluid arrangement that keeps intelligent and curious people talking to each other. It embodies and circulates challenging ideas, and keeps vital debates current and alive.” — Hilary Mantel

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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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