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  • Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    1st Edition

    Edited by Antony Best

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new…

    Hardback – 2010-11-16
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Evans

    New from the Routledge Major Works programme, this landmark title is a four-volume collection of canonical and the very best cutting-edge research on gender. Taking gender to mean both the forms of identity which follow biological definitions of sex (the social identities of male and female,…

    Hardback – 2010-11-10
    Routledge

  • Islamic Law

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Picken

    Islamic law is a legal tradition entrenched within a religious context; it is one of the most intriguing and fascinating areas of Islamic Studies. Many practitioners of Islam believe that their lives should be governed by a divinely revealed and sanctioned form of law that affects every aspect of…

    Hardback – 2010-10-21
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

  • The West and the Middle East

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Why is the Middle East the only part of the world which has drawn the West into wars in the last thirty years? With a sequence of events since 1945, including the Six-Day War, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars, the Middle East has been the most important region of…

    Hardback – 2010-10-18
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Political Science

  • Mesopotamia, Iran and Arabia from the Seleucids to the Sasanians

    1st Edition

    By D.T. Potts

    This volume focuses on the period between the conquest of the Achaemenid empire by Alexander the Great and the advent of Islam, dominated in the central regions of the Near East by the Seleucid, the Parthian and the finally the Sasanian dynasties. Historiographically speaking, these periods have…

    Hardback – 2010-09-28
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Confucian Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao, Tu Weiming

    It is difficult, if not totally impossible, to define what we call ‘Confucianism’ in terms of any of the disciplines we are used to in the West, and contemporary scholars tend to see it as a historical and yet living tradition containing elements of philosophy, religion, politics, morality, and…

    Hardback – 2010-08-04
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy

  • Islamic Banking and Finance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amer al-Roubaie, Shafiq Alvi

    Islamic banking refers to a financial system which is consistent with principles of Islamic law (or ‘sharia’) and guided by Islamic economics. In particular, Islamic law prohibits ‘riba’ or usury, the collection and payment of interest. Additionally, Islamic law prohibits investing in businesses…

    Hardback – 2010-05-14
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Economics

  • Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Allen Hicken

    Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies…

    Hardback – 2010-04-07
    Routledge
    Critical Issues in Modern Politics

  • Essays on Medieval Military History

    Strategy, Military Revolutions and the Hundred Years War, 1st Edition

    By Clifford J. Rogers

    The Hundred Years War has been the focus of much scholarly work over the past decades. In this collection of fifteen studies, Clifford J. Rogers treats numerous aspects of the war, with particular emphasis on the reign of Edward III. Several campaigns are analyzed in detail, drawing on manuscript…

    Hardback – 2009-12-28
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Politics of Modern Central Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bhavna Dave

    The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning…

    Hardback – 2009-12-21
    Routledge
    Critical Issues in Modern Politics

  • Collected English Works of Yone Noguchi II: Books on Ukiyoe and Japanese Arts in English

    1st Edition

    This set provides the very first collection of Yone Noguchi’s works in English, including all of his books of poetry, novels, and literary essays. Yonejiro Noguchi (1875–1947), known in the West as Yone Noguchi, was an influential writer of poetry, fiction, essays, and literary criticism in both…

    Hardback – 2009-12-17
    Routledge

  • Ernest Francisco Fenollosa: Published Writings in English

    1st Edition

    Ernest Francisco Fenollosa: Published Writings in English is the very first collection of almost all of the writings of Ernest Fenollosa, ‘Father of Japanese Art’, published in his lifetime.To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death, 51 articles from journals, newspapers, pamphlets,…

    Hardback – 2009-12-17
    Routledge

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