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  • Between Two Worlds - Society, Politics, and Business in the Philippines book cover

    Between Two Worlds - Society, Politics, and Business in the Philippines

    1st Edition

    By Rupert Hodder

    This book considers the tensions and complementarities between two different attitudes towards social relationships - on the one hand, the attitude aspired to in the West, which emphasises individualism, institutional probity, and the rule of law, and which regards social relationships as ideals or…

    Paperback – 2019-03-17 
    Routledge

  • A Persian Sufi Poem: Vocabulary and Terminology: Concordance, frequency word-list, statistical survey, Arabic loan-words and Sufi-religious terminology in Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq (A.H. 744) book cover

    A Persian Sufi Poem

    Vocabulary and Terminology: Concordance, frequency word-list, statistical survey, Arabic loan-words and Sufi-religious terminology in Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq (A.H. 744), 1st Edition

    By Bo Utas

    This book, first published in 1978, treats methods of describing the total and special vocabularies of a given text and demonstrates a procedure of description of the vocabulary of the Sufi Mathnavi poem Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq, composed in the middle of the fourteenth century. The book gives a complete…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate: From Contemporary Arabic and Persian Sources book cover

    Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate

    From Contemporary Arabic and Persian Sources, 1st Edition

    By G. Le Strange

    The history of Baghdad as a metropolis coincides with the history of the rise and fall of the Abbasid Caliphs. In this volume, first published in 1900 and written by a recognized authority in the field, the history of the city and of the Abbasid dynasty are closely interwoven so that, from a…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • The Persian Sufis book cover

    The Persian Sufis

    1st Edition

    By Cyprian Rice

    The author was first introduced to Persian studies when, as a ‘Student Interpreter’ in the Levant Consular Service, he studied Arabic, Persian and Turkish. He realized the value of Persian thought in any attempt to draw East and West together. This book, first published in 1964, is the product of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Eliminating Poverty Through Development in China book cover

    Eliminating Poverty Through Development in China

    1st Edition

    By China Development Research Foundation

    In recent years China has achieved impressive economic growth, and also made remarkable progress in human development. However, contemporary China is still faced with the great challenge of widespread poverty. This not only constitutes a barrier against China’s pursuit of sustainable economic…

    Paperback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941: Kedah and Penang book cover

    Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941

    Kedah and Penang, 1st Edition

    By Wu Xiao An

    This book examines how Chinese family and business networks, focused around activities such as revenue farming, including opium, the rice trade, and pawnbroking, and related legal and labour organization activities, were highly influential in the process of state formation in Malaya. It shows how…

    Paperback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs: Argentina in Comparative Perspective book cover

    Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs

    Argentina in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sebastián Antonino Cutrona

    Challenging the U.S.-Led War on Drugs explores the cases that have resisted the U.S. pressure to adopt a militarized approach to fight against drug trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through a sweeping narrative history from the recovery of democracy in 1983 to the present, Cutrona…

    Paperback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy book cover

    The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy

    1st Edition

    By Li Jianwei

    The nature of the economic cycle has been a long-standing problem for economists, given much attention by especially Malthus, Marx and Keynes. Key questions include: What are the causes of the economic cycle? Are the causes endogenous or exogenous? and Why is the economic cycle irregular?…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau: Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility book cover

    Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau

    Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility, 1st Edition

    By Chen Hon-Fai

    Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Les Tribus Ba-Kuba et les Peuplades Apparentées: Central Africa Belgian Congo Part I book cover

    Les Tribus Ba-Kuba et les Peuplades Apparentées

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part I, 1st Edition

    By Jan Vansina

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Mamvu-Mangutu et Balese-Mvuba: Central Africa Belgian Congo Part III book cover

    Mamvu-Mangutu et Balese-Mvuba

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part III, 1st Edition

    By H. Van Geluwe

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

  • Les Bali et les Peuplades Apparentées (Ndaka-Mbo-Beke-Lika-Budu-Nyari): Central Africa Belgian Congo Part V book cover

    Les Bali et les Peuplades Apparentées (Ndaka-Mbo-Beke-Lika-Budu-Nyari)

    Central Africa Belgian Congo Part V, 1st Edition

    By H. Van Geluwe

    Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples. Concise,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-26 
    Routledge
    Ethnographic Survey of Africa

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