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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 Buddhist World

The Buddhist World

1st Edition

John Powers
October 12, 2015

The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In...

The Atlantic World

The Atlantic World

1st Edition

D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, William O'Reilly
December 22, 2014

As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years. In over thirty chapters, all written by experts in the field, The Atlantic World takes up...

The Victorian World

The Victorian World

1st Edition

Martin Hewitt
November 28, 2013

With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses political history, the history of ideas, cultural history and art history, The Victorian World offers a sweeping survey of the world in the nineteenth century. This volume offers a fresh evaluation of Britain and its global presence in the years...

The Elizabethan World

The Elizabethan World

1st Edition

Susan Doran, Norman Jones
July 25, 2013

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish...

The Ottoman World

The Ottoman World

1st Edition

Christine Woodhead
June 07, 2013

The Ottoman empire as a political entity comprised most of the present Middle East (with the principal exception of Iran), north Africa and south-eastern Europe. For over 500 years, until its disintegration during World War I, it encompassed a diverse range of ethnic, religious and linguistic...

The Byzantine World

The Byzantine World

1st Edition

Paul Stephenson
January 17, 2012

The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and...

The Viking World

The Viking World

1st Edition

Stefan Brink, Neil Price
August 09, 2011

Filling a gap in the literature for an academically oriented volume on the Viking period, this unique book is a one-stop authoritative introduction to all the latest research in the field. Bringing together today’s leading scholars, both established seniors and younger, cutting-edge academics,...

The World of the American West

The World of the American West

1st Edition

Gordon Morris Bakken
September 28, 2010

The World of the American West is an innovative collection of original essays that brings the world of the American West to life, and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing region. Twenty scholars incorporate the freshest research in the field to take the history of the...

The Islamic World

The Islamic World

1st Edition

Andrew Rippin
August 04, 2010

The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in...

The Egyptian World

The Egyptian World

1st Edition

Toby Wilkinson
August 11, 2009

Authoritative and up-to-date, this key single-volume work is a thematic exploration of ancient Egyptian civilization and culture as it was expressed down the centuries. Including topics rarely covered elsewhere as well as new perspectives, this work comprises thirty-two original chapters written by...

The Babylonian World

The Babylonian World

1st Edition

Gwendolyn Leick
January 01, 2009

The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and...

The Renaissance World

The Renaissance World

1st Edition

John Jeffries Martin
October 01, 2008

With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and...

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