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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 Etruscan World

The Etruscan World

1st Edition

Jean MacIntosh Turfa
August 14, 2017

The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and...

The Early Christian World

The Early Christian World

2nd Edition

Philip F. Esler
July 24, 2017

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 Modernist World

The Modernist World

1st Edition

Allana Lindgren, Stephen Ross
June 20, 2017

The Modernist World is an accessible yet cutting edge volume which redraws the boundaries and connections among interdisciplinary and transnational modernisms. Over 60 new essays are equally divided to address literature, visual arts, theatre, dance, architecture, music and film, ...

The Orthodox Christian World

The Orthodox Christian World

1st Edition

Augustine Casiday
June 16, 2017

Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an ‘oriental’ or ‘eastern’ phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find...

The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook

The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook

1st Edition

Ignacio Gallup-Diaz
April 24, 2017

The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge research into the communities, cultures, and colonies that comprised colonial America, with a focus on the processes through which communities were created, destroyed, and recreated that...

The Shakespearean World

The Shakespearean World

1st Edition

Jill L Levenson, Robert Ormsby
March 27, 2017

The Shakespearean World takes a global view of Shakespeare and his works, especially their afterlives. Constantly changing, the Shakespeare central to this volume has acquired an array of meanings over the past four centuries. "Shakespeare" signifies the historical person, as well as the plays and...

The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

1st Edition

Andrew Shankman
March 14, 2017

In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as struggles over who would control land and labor were waged across the North American...

The World of Indigenous North America

The World of Indigenous North America

1st Edition

Robert Warrior
March 14, 2017

The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature,...

The Occult World

The Occult World

1st Edition

Christopher Partridge
October 11, 2016

This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism....

The Sumerian World

The Sumerian World

1st Edition

Harriet Crawford
September 22, 2016

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...

The Postcolonial World

The Postcolonial World

1st Edition

Jyotsna G. Singh, David D. Kim
August 24, 2016

The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural...

The Crusader World

The Crusader World

1st Edition

Adrian Boas
October 28, 2015

The Crusader World is a multidisciplinary survey of the current state of research in the field of crusader studies, an area of study which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this volume Adrian Boas draws together an impressive range of academics, including work from renowned...

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