Area Studies Products

  • Modern Indian Culture and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to…

    Hardback – 2009-06-08
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Women in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies.…

    Hardback – 2009-03-10
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Arab-Israeli Conflict

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Dumper

    The Arab–Israeli conflict remains one of the longest-running disputes in modern world politics and the search for a lasting peace remains as elusive as ever. The series of wars and disputes starting in 1948 after the arrival of Zionist settlers in Palestine and the creation of the new state of…

    Hardback – 2009-02-20
    Routledge
    Major Writings in Middle Eastern Studies

  • Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger

    Chinese society and its political system are predicated on traditions of governing that are deeply alien to most readers from liberal, Western powers. Chinese governance reflects both a long, indigenous tradition of statecraft and the Leninist legacies of the People’s Republic’s ruling Communist…

    Hardback – 2009-01-28
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Literacy and Identity in Pre-Islamic Arabia

    1st Edition

    By M.C.A. Macdonald

    In these studies Michael Macdonald examines the extraordinary flowering of literacy in both the settled and nomadic populations of western Arabia in the 1500 years before the birth of Islam, when a larger proportion of the population could read and write than in any other part of the ancient Near…

    Hardback – 2008-12-28
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Politics of Modern South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Subrata K. Mitra

    Comprising the states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, South Asia has gained considerable international visibility over the past decade. Nuclear proliferation, the rapid evolution of India as a major global economic player, the emergence of new markets,…

    Hardback – 2008-12-12
    Routledge
    Critical Issues in Modern Politics

  • Medical Advice for Women, 1830–1915

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Robbins

    Medical Advice for Women is a new five-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse covering professional, scientific, and medical opinion, in addition to the popular guides aimed at the female reader, between the years 1830–1915. Medical literature from this period provides a fascinating…

    Hardback – 2008-12-11
    Routledge
    History of Feminism

  • China and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Wade

    The regions that we know today as Southeast Asia and China have, for millennia, been linked together through a diverse range of political, economic and social interactions. From the earliest days the two regions have been tied by commercial interaction, human movement and political aspirations, and…

    Hardback – 2008-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library on Southeast Asia

  • Paganism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Jane Davy

    Contemporary Paganism emerged in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s as a new religious movement, although practitioners understood themselves to be participating in a witchcraft tradition extending back into medieval—if not prehistoric—times. In recent decades, Pagan Studies has emerged through a…

    Hardback – 2008-09-26
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Classical Islamic Theology: The Ash`arites

    Texts and Studies on the Development and History of Kalam, Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By Richard M. Frank, edited by Dimitri Gutas

    This is the third of three volumes reprinting the collected papers on Islamic subjects by Richard M. Frank, Professor Emeritus at the Catholic University of America, and completes the set. The present volume on the Ash`arites and the classical Ash`arite tradition brings together articles written in…

    Hardback – 2008-08-28
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Politics of Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Hood

    Owing to the changing nature of Japan and its role within the world, more needs to be known of the dynamics of Japanese politics. This timely set brings together key articles on the most crucial issues facing Japanese politics today, and the relationship between Japanese politics and the main…

    Hardback – 2008-06-26
    Routledge
    Critical Issues in Modern Politics

  • World Islam

    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Rippin

    Reflecting the diversity of Islam, this collection focuses on the presence of Muslims in countries outside the traditionally conceived heartlands of the Islamic world. The history of the arrival of Islam in such countries and the nature of the way in which Islam is practised in such places is the…

    Hardback – 2008-06-26
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

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