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  • Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes book cover

    Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Badmington

    ‘I’ve never kept a journal’, Roland Barthes declared in 1979, ‘ – or, rather, I’ve never known if I should keep one’. The form itself, he continued, was inferior and ‘unnecessary’, a ‘minor mania of writing’. Barthes died months making this statement, and the years since then have revealed that he…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    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

  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy: The New Scepticism book cover

    Contemporary Continental Philosophy

    The New Scepticism, 1st Edition

    By Stuart Sim

    This title was first published in 2000.  Contemporary continental philosophy is a widely-used, but in many ways a highly problematic, term and its exact frame of reference is not always clear. In its more recent French manifestations in particular, it continues to arouse considerable…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • Questioning Derrida: With His Replies on Philosophy book cover

    Questioning Derrida

    With His Replies on Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Meyer

    This title was first published in 2001. Derrida's work testifies to the problematic state of contemporary thought. Questioning Derrida offers new explorations into Derrida's contribution to philosophy. Presenting contributions from prominent philosophers worldwide, this book explores many aspects…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Continental Philosophy

  • A History of Persian Navigation book cover

    A History of Persian Navigation

    1st Edition

    By Hadi Hasan

    This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • 'Omar Khayyám: The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation book cover

    'Omar Khayyám

    The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation, 1st Edition

    By E.H. Rodwell

    This book, first published in 1931, shows in a simple, sound and lucid manner how the genius of two poets (Omar Khayyam and FitzGerald) brought together by the genius of an Orientalist (Professor Cowell) culminated in a very strange, very beautiful and profound English poem. This book is concerned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice book cover

    Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Miglietti, John Morgan

    Throughout the early modern period, scientific debate and governmental action became increasingly preoccupied with the environment, generating discussion across Europe and the wider world as to how to improve land and climate for human benefit. This discourse eventually promoted the reconsideration…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Women and Nature?: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment book cover

    Women and Nature?

    Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey

    Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment provides a historical context for understanding the contested relationships between women and nature, and it articulates strategies for moving beyond the dualistic theories and practices that often frame those relationships. In 1974,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Perma/Culture:: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis book cover

    Perma/Culture:

    Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Molly Wallace, David Carruthers

    In the face of what seems like a concerted effort to destroy the only planet that can sustain us, critique is an important tool. It is in this vein that most scholars have approached environmental crisis. While there are numerous texts that chronicle contemporary issues in environmental ills, there…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China: Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi book cover

    Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China

    Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi, 1st Edition

    By Delia Lin

    Political discourse in contemporary China is intimately linked to the patriotic reverie of restoring China as a great civilisation, a dream of reformers since the beginning of the twentieth century. The concept and use of suzhi – a term that denotes the idea of cultivating a ‘quality’ citizenship –…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge

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