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  • Crusading at the Edge of Europe

    Denmark and Portugal c. 1000 – c. 1250

    By Kurt Villads Jensen

    This book is the first to compare Denmark and Portugal systematically in the high middle ages to show, how the two countries became strong kingdoms and important powers internationally by participating in the crusading movement. The book illustrates that communication in the middle ages was better…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Japan and the West

    An Architectural Dialogue

    By Neil Jackson

    While historically there has been an acknowledged exchange of ideas between Japanese and Western architects, so far, the only examinations of this exchange have been limited to detailed studies of a single architect and their influences, such as Frank Lloyd Wright. This book addresses, in four…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Schnittke Studies

    By Gavin Dixon

    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music. The field is currently…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Magic Realism in Music and Literature

    The French-Latin American Axis since 1920

    By Caroline Rae

    This is the first book to explore the manifestation of myth, magic and mysticism in music since 1920 against a background of the emergent literary movement that has become known as magic realism. The problematic and much debated term, magic realism, has been used in the context of literary and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Housing, Culture, Colonialism and Globalisation in Algiers

    Housing, Culture, Colonialism and Globalisation in Algiers

    By Kahina Amal Djiar

    Under the increasing pressures of globalisation, the Algerian government is planning to turn Algiers and its hinterland into one of the most important metropolitan areas of the Mediterranean region by 2025. Part of this challenge is to overcome the housing crisis, which has characterised the city…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Tunisia

    From stability to revolution in the Maghreb, 2nd Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    The first edition of Tunisia was released just nine months before the eruption of the Arab Spring. The most substantial period of political unrest felt by the Arab world in a half century originated in Tunisia, a fact that confounded expectations about Tunisian politics. This new edition builds…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • African Politics (4-vol. set)

    Edited by Nic Cheeseman

    Scholars and students of African politics address some of the thorniest issues of our time. Indeed, over the last thirty years or so, the subdiscipline has expanded in scope and ambition, and leads the way in major fields of research, such as the study of ethnicity and identity politics. Now, this…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Political Science

  • Gender, Violence and the State in Asia

    Edited by Amy Barrow, Joy L. Chia

    While gender-based violence occurs in all societies irrespective of the level of development or cultural setting, whether in conflict or peacetime, the challenges for legal responses to gender-based violence are particularly acute in Asia. This book addresses the lack of academic discourse on…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900

    By Melia Belli Bose

    Women, Gender & Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 brings women’s engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge

  • Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa

    By Ezra Chitando, Adriaan van Klinken

    Issues of homosexuality are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the international media, these cases tend to be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge
    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings

    In the Eye of the Hurricane

    Edited by Maximilian Felsch, Martin Wählisch

    Although there has not been the equivalent in Lebanon of the uprisings seen in other Arab countries, the fragile state has nevertheless been put under increased strain by the events in neighbouring countries. Over one million refugees, equal to one quarter of Lebanon’s population, have moved in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Arab Spring and Peripheries

    A Decentring Research Agenda

    Edited by Daniela Huber, Lorenzo Kamel

    The emerging literature on the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has largely focused on the evolution of the uprisings in cities and power centres. In order to reach a more diversified and inner understanding of the ‘Arab Spring’, this edited book examines how peripheries have reacted and contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge

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