E-books: Area Studies

  • Reading Russian Sources: A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History book cover

    Reading Russian Sources

    A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Gilbert

    Reading Russian Sources is an accessible and comprehensive guide that introduces students to the wide range of sources that can be used to engage with Russian history from the early medieval to the late Soviet periods. Divided into two parts, the book begins by considering approaches that can be…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • Russian in a Contemporary World: A Textbook for Intermediate Russian book cover

    Russian in a Contemporary World

    A Textbook for Intermediate Russian, 1st Edition

    By Elena Simms, Tatiana Romanova

    Russian in a Contemporary World is an intermediate textbook with a focus on improving oral and written skills of the Russian language by encouraging students’ creative potential with their use of language in a contemporary society, such as media, TV, art, and technology. Key features of the…

    eBook – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • US Hegemony and the Americas: Power and Economic Statecraft in International Relations book cover

    US Hegemony and the Americas

    Power and Economic Statecraft in International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Arturo Santa-Cruz

    In this book, Arturo Santa-Cruz advances an understanding of power as a social relationship and applies it consistently to the economic realm in United States relations with other countries of the Western Hemisphere. Following the academic and popular debate on the ebb and flow of US hegemony, this…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Chinese for Working Professionals: A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners book cover

    Chinese for Working Professionals

    A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners, 1st Edition

    By Yi Zhou, Haidan Wang

    Chinese for Working Professionals is for learners who intend to use Chinese in a multinational global workplace. It has eight thematic units focusing on developing learners’ transferrable skills in addition to expanding the cross-cultural competences required in a real-world work-place. Key…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region book cover

    Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region

    1st Edition

    By Ashok Kapur

    Exploring the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, a major hub of global economic/commercial, military, diplomatic and cultural activities in the 21st century, this textbook provides students with an introduction to the existing debates, frameworks and issues surrounding the Indo-Pacific. The…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule: 1516–1800 book cover

    The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule

    1516–1800, 2nd Edition

    By Jane Hathaway

    The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule assesses the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq, and Yemen between 1516 and 1800. Drawing attention to the important history of these regions, the book challenges outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude to…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    A History of the Near East

  • Southeast Asia in the New International Era book cover

    Southeast Asia in the New International Era

    8th Edition

    By Robert Dayley

    This newly revised eighth edition of Southeast Asia in the New International Era provides readers with contemporary coverage of a vibrant region home to more than 650 million people, vast cultural diversity, and dynamic globalized markets. Sensitive to historical legacies and paying special…

    eBook – 2019-12-05
    Routledge

  • Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? book cover

    Taiwan

    Nation-State or Province?, 7th Edition

    By John Franklin Copper

    In this newly revised and updated seventh edition of Taiwan: Nation-State or Province? Copper examines Taiwan's geography and history, society and culture, economy, political system and foreign and security politics in the context of Taiwan's uncertain status, as either a sovereign nation or a…

    eBook – 2019-11-13
    Routledge

  • Reconsidering American Political Thought: A New Identity book cover

    Reconsidering American Political Thought

    A New Identity, 1st Edition

    By Saladin Ambar

    Filling in the missing spaces left by traditional textbooks on American political thought, Reconsidering American Political Thought uses race, gender, and ethnicity as a lens through which to engage ongoing debates on American values and intellectual traditions. Weaving document-based texts…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    Routledge

  • Italian Democracy: How It Works book cover

    Italian Democracy

    How It Works, 1st Edition

    By Gianfranco Pasquino

    This textbook, from one of Italy’s most eminent scholars, provides broad coverage and critique of Italian politics and society. Providing the readers with the knowledge necessary to understand the working of the Italian political system, it also offers answers to some of the most important…

    eBook – 2019-11-08
    Routledge

  • The Chinese Writing System in Asia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective book cover

    The Chinese Writing System in Asia

    An Interdisciplinary Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Yu Li

    The Chinese Writing System in Asia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective integrates a diverse range of disciplinary approaches in examining how the Chinese script represents and actively shapes personal and social identities in and beyond Asia. It is an ideal read for students and scholars interested…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge

  • Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa: Development, Democracy, and Dictatorship book cover

    Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

    Development, Democracy, and Dictatorship, 9th Edition

    Edited by Sean Yom

    The latest edition of this renowned textbook explores the states and regimes of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting heavily revised, fully updated chapters contributed by the world’s leading experts, it analyzes the historical trajectory, political institutions, economic development, and…

    eBook – 2019-10-30
    Routledge

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