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  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century, 3rd Edition

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    A History of the Near East

  • Environmental Crises in Central Asia

    From steppes to seas, from deserts to glaciers

    Edited by Eric Freedman, Mark Neuzil

    Environmental conditions do not exist in a vacuum. They are influenced by science, politics, history, public policy, culture, economics, public attitudes, and competing priorities, as well as past human decisions. In the case of Central Asia, such Soviet-era decisions include irrigation systems and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • The Middle Class in Emerging Societies

    Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets

    Edited by Leslie L. Marsh, Hongmei Li

    This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global levels. While…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human…

    Paperback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge

  • A Sociology of Knowledge of European Integration

    The Social Sciences in the Making of Europe

    Edited by Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Kristoffer Kropp

    This book addresses the important but understudied question of how social scientific knowledge is entangled in the process of European integration. More specifically, it provides the first systematic introduction to a sociology of knowledge approach to European integration and demonstrates the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Journal of European Integration Special Issues

  • An Introduction to South Asian Politics

    Edited by Neil DeVotta

    This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the social, political, and economic institutions of six South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It adopts a broad theoretical framework and evaluates the opportunities and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo

    While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an…

    Hardback – 2015-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Western Europe 2016

    18th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information. General Survey Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance. Country…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    The Europa Regional Surveys of the World

  • Rabbinic Judaism

    Space and Place

    By David Kraemer

    In the aftermath of the conquest of the Holy Land by the Romans and their destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE, Jews were faced with a world in existential chaos—both they and their God were rendered homeless. In a religious tradition that had equated Divine approval with peaceful dwelling…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Hope and Uncertainty in Contemporary African Migration

    Edited by Nauja Kleist, Dorte Thorsen

    This volume examines the relationship between hope, mobility, and immobility in African migration. Through case studies set within and beyond the continent, it demonstrates that hope offers a unique prism for analyzing the social imaginaries and aspirations which underpin migration in situations of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Epigraphy and Islamic Culture

    Inscriptions of the Early Muslim Rulers of Bengal (1205-1494)

    By Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq

    Architectural inscriptions are a fascinating aspect of Islamic cultural heritage because of their rich and diverse historical contents and artistic merits. These inscriptions help us understand the advent of Islam and its gradual diffusion in Bengal, which eventually resulted in a Muslim majority…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Moroccan Foreign Policy under Mohammed VI, 1999-2014

    By Irene Fernández Molina

    This book presents a comprehensive survey of Moroccan foreign policy since 1999. It considers the objectives, actors and decision-making processes involved, and outlines Morocco's foreign policy activity in key areas such as the international management of the Western Sahara conflict and relations…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

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