Archive Collections

18th- and 19th-Century Literature Archive 2006-2012

The 18th- and 19th Century Literature Archive collection is comprised of 43 titles published between 2006 and 2012, including works on Blake, Coleridge, Bram Stoker, Wordsworth, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Austen, Keats, Shelley, and Tennyson. Titles include The Victorian Novel in Context, Romanticism, Literature and Philosophy: Expressive Rationality in Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft and Contemporary Theory, and Ecstasy and Understanding: Religious Awareness in English Poetry from the Late Victorian to the Modern Period.

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Aesthetics and Cultural Theory Archive 1999-2012

The Aesthetics & Cultural Theory collection offers 62 titles, ranging from studies on cyberpunk, objects of social science and extreme beauty, to art theories, literary theory and aesthetics within various media. Titles from the Live Theory series covering philosophers such as Donna Haraway, Judith Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak are included.

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Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012

Bloomsbury’s Ancient Philosophy Archive 1984-2012 Collection includes 64 titles and covers a wide-range of topics. Content ranges from the teachings of Aristotle, Parmenides, Plato, Socrates, and the Stoics to general works such as The Greek Philosophical Vocabulary and Richard Sorabji’s Philosophy of the Commentators, 200-600 AD (3 volumes).

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Anthropology Archive 1993-2013

Bloomsbury has long been a pre-eminent publisher of cutting-edge anthropology and this collection draws on a backlist of 165 titles including An Anthropology of the European Union, Ballet Across Borders: Career and Culture in the World of Dancers and Susan Greenwood’s Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld: An Anthropology.

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Bloomsbury Open Archive 2008-2012

This collection covers the entire backlist of Bloomsbury's innovative Open Content programme. This is an interdisciplinary collection, with a strong emphasis on politics, sociology, development studies and new media, including titles such as Martin Weller's The Digital Scholar and Guy Standing's The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class. These works are published on open content licences, meaning that the full text is available online for free in html format, and the titles are also available for purchase as an institutional e-book collection.
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Christian Doctrines Archive 1988-2013

This collection is comprised of 54 titles, including guides to The Trinity, works from the Ecclesiological Investigations series, and several titles on systematic theology. Other works include John Calvin's Ecclesiology, The Identity of Anglicanism, and Salvation in Celluloid: Theology, Imagination and Film

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Christology Archive 1982-2011

This collection includes 66 theological monographs from the rich backlist of the Bloomsbury T&T Clark imprint, grouped around the theme of Christology, or the focus on the nature and person of Jesus Christ as recorded in the canonical Gospels and the epistles of the New Testament. The collection includes works by Thomas F. Torrance, monographs on the theology of Karl Barth, and key introductory texts such as J.L. Houlden's Jesus: The Complete Guide and Alan J. Spence's Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed.

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Classical Literature Archive 1994-2012

This collection includes 92 titles, mostly drawn from the rich Classical Studies backlist of the Duckworth and Bristol Classical Press imprint. This includes a number of titles from the Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy series, together with introductory guides and research monographs on the works of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, Horace and other key Classical authors.

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Contemporary Writing, Theory and Culture Archive 2006-2012

This collection includes 69 monographs from the Continuum archive, covering contemporary writers such as Jonathan Franzen, Ian McEwan, Bret Easton Ellis, Louise Erdrich, Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood. Themes covered include magical realism, post war fiction, and the modern British and American novels, along with discussions of postmodernism and of literary theorists such as Walter Benjamin, Geoffrey Hartman and J. Hillis Miller.

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Continental Philosophy Archive 2000-2012

Including 186 titles from the rich Continuum and Athlone backlists, Bloomsbury's Continental Philosophy Collection encompasses primary works by philosophers such as Henri Bergson, Henri Lefebvre, Martin Heidegger and Alain Badiou, through to influential monographs on the works of Adorno, Benjamin, Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari, Ranciere and Foucault, plus a comprehensive collection of introductory works on key thinkers from book series such as the Continuum Companions, Guides for the Perplexed, Live Theory, Reader's Guides and Starting With...

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Film Studies Archive 2000-2013

Bloomsbury publishes a wide range of Film and Media studies titles with a diverse backlist comprising of books from historic imprints such as Continuum, A&C Black and Berg. This collection is made up of 70 titles, including Studying Contemporary American Film, Politics as Form in Lars Von Trier, and Hitchcock's Ear: Music and the Director’s Art.

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Media Studies Archive 2008-2013

The Media Studies Archive collection is comprised of 65 titles published between 2008 and 2013, including Effects of Video Games on Children, Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader, The Rise and Fall of Television Journalism, and several texts from the International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics series.

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Medieval History Archive 1981-2013

The Medieval History Archive is comprised of 72 titles published between 1981 and 2013, including Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066, Colonial England, 1066-1215, Medieval Germany and its Neighbours, 900-1250, and other studies dedicated to medieval thought, history, politics and finance.

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Modernism Archive 2005-2012

A curated selection of 41 titles from the Continuum archive, this collection includes monographs on the works and reception of key writers such as Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and Joseph Conrad. Includes works from popular series such as Guides for the Perplexed, Continuum Reception Studies and The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe.

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Philosophy of Education Archive 2008-2012

Our Philosophy of Education collection contains 50 titles from the Continuum backlist, including the complete Continuum Library of Educational Thought, a 25-volume series covering major thinkers from Plato and St Augustine to Mary Wollstonecraft and Rudolf Steiner, together with monographs covering educational research and education policy, such as Mary Warnock's Special Educational Needs: A New Look.

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Political Theory and Philosophy Archive 1998-2013

Bloomsbury’s Political Theory and Philosophy Archive 1998-2013 Collection comprises of 77 titles, including works on the philosophy of Adam Smith, Ayn Rand, Edmund Burke, David Hume, Joseph A. Schumpeter, Herbert Spencer, John Locke, Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, Russell Kirk, Thomas Hobbes and many more. Other titles include The Bloomsbury Companion to Anarchism, The Critique of Instrumental Reason from Weber to Habermas, and Demoralization of Western Culture: Social Theory and the Dilemmas of Modern Living.

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Politics Archive 1993-2013

Drawing on Bloomsbury’s Politics backlist, this collection includes 85 titles, including Sir Bernard Crick’s Crossing Borders: Political Essays, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Guide for the Perplexed, and Snitch!: A History of the Modern Intelligence Informer.

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Poyser Monographs

The Poyser Monographs collection comprises of 79 titles from T & AD Poyser’s world-leading academic ornithology list. Titles range from Bird Habitats in Britain, Estuary Birds of Britain and Ireland and A Dictionary of Birds to a series of specific studies dedicated to the birds of the world.

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Shakespeare Archive 2003-2012

This collection draws on the rich backlists of the Continuum and Arden Shakespeare imprints to bring together 78 titles, combining research monographs with student guides and the entire 18-volume reference series Great Shakespeareans. The Arden Critical Companions series covers themes such as Shakespeare and music, comedy, the law, and Renaissance politics, while the Continuum Shakespeare Dictionaries covers Shakespeare's Non-standard English, class and society, and the language of politics and economics in his works. Please note that this collection contains critical and contextual works from the Arden series: the play texts themselves are available on subscription from Drama Online.

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