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Studies on Modern Asia and Africa


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This 7-volume collection originally published between 1963 and 1979 contains a mix of titles on Asia and Africa. The individual titles cover topics including the Commonwealth, education, history, law, literature, politics, and society. Drawing on a great depth of knowledge and research, these titles were written by experts in their respective fields.

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Changing Law in Developing Countries

Changing Law in Developing Countries

1st Edition

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Edited By J. N. D. Anderson
December 20, 2021

The 1960s, in retrospect, may be chiefly remembered for the unprecedented constitutional developments it witnessed in countries emerging from colonial rule. Originally published in 1963, an examination of these constitutional developments from the authoritative pens of the previous Legal Adviser to...

Conflict and Harmony in Education in Tropical Africa

Conflict and Harmony in Education in Tropical Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Godfrey N. Brown, Mervyn Hiskett
December 20, 2021

Originally published in 1975, this book was something of a pioneering study. It examines the three main traditions of African educational development – indigenous, Islamic and ‘Western’ – and the resulting harmonies and conflicts that arise from these traditions. Its contributors are all ...

Family Law in Asia and Africa

Family Law in Asia and Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By J. N. D. Anderson
December 20, 2021

Originally published in 1968, we were witnessing a new – and welcome – emphasis on Comparative Law, both in the Universities and even the practising profession, together with a quickened interest in the law of family relations. This volume provided a wealth of information for anyone wishing to ...

India and the Commonwealth 1885–1929

India and the Commonwealth 1885–1929

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By S. R. Mehrotra
December 20, 2021

The story of the transformation of the old British Empire into the modern Commonwealth had often been told from the point of view of Great Britain and the ‘white dominions’. No attempt had so far been made to describe the decisive role of India in the shaping of the multi-racial Commonwealth of ...

Modern Japan Aspects of History, Literature and Society

Modern Japan: Aspects of History, Literature and Society

1st Edition

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Edited By W. G. Beasley
December 20, 2021

Originally published in 1975, much of Western scholarly writing on Japan had in recent years concerned the study of modernisation. The papers in this volume, which were prepared by leading specialists from Europe and Israel, concentrate on the problems arising from modernisation, rather than on an ...

Politics and Society in India

Politics and Society in India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By C. H. Philips
December 20, 2021

India inherited a system of representative and responsible government from Britain, a large part of which was incorporated in the new constitution of independent India. But in the early 1960s it was already becoming clear that this political system could not long continue without change; and the ...

Studies on Modern Asia and Africa 7 Volume Set

Studies on Modern Asia and Africa: 7 Volume Set

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Various
December 20, 2021

This 7-volume collection originally published between 1963 and 1979 contains a mix of titles on Asia and Africa. The individual titles cover topics including the Commonwealth, education, history, law, literature, politics, and society. Drawing on a great depth of knowledge and research, these ...

The Gonds of Andhra Pradesh Tradition and Change in an Indian Tribe

The Gonds of Andhra Pradesh: Tradition and Change in an Indian Tribe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, Elizabeth von Fürer-Haimendorf
December 20, 2021

Among the tribal populations of India there is none which rivals in numerical strength and historical importance the group of tribes known as Gonds. In the late 1970s, numbering well over four million, Gonds extend over a large part of the Deccan and constitute a prominent element in the complex ...

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