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Royal Asiatic Society Books

Series Editor: The Royal Asiatic Society

The Royal Asiatic Society was founded in 1823 ‘for the investigation of subjects connected with, and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to, Asia’. Informed by these goals, the policy of the Society’s Editorial Board is to make available in appropriate formats the results of original research in the humanities and social sciences having to do with Asia, defined in the broadest geographical and cultural sense and up to the present day.

Editorial Board:

Professor Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (Chair); Professor Tim Barrett, SOAS, University of London, UK; Dr Evrim BinbaĊŸ, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; Dr Crispin Branfoot, SOAS, University of London, UK; Professor Anna Contadini, SOAS, University of London, UK; Professor Michael Feener, National University of Singapore; Dr Gordon Johnson, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor David Morgan, University of Wisconsin–Madison, US

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  1. The Origins of Himalayan Studies

    Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling

    By David Waterhouse

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and published extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art...

    Published October 27th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Persian Literature - A Bio-Bibliographical Survey

    Poetry of the Pre-Mongol Period (Volume V)

    By Francois De Blois

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This famous work from the Royal Asiatic Society is an indispensable tool for all serious students of Persian literature, history and culture, and a welcome companion to Persian literature in its most glorious period. This volume is the second, revised edition of three parts published in 1992 and...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Muslims in India Since 1947

    Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

    By Yoginder Sikand

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and...

    Published February 4th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Theology, Ethics and Metaphysics

    Royal Asiatic Society Classics of Islam

    Edited by Hiroyuki Mashita

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This collection of classic works, originally published under the auspices of the Royal Asiatic Society, includes an introduction by Professor Edmund Bosworth, and a preface by Professor Anthony Stockwell. Primary texts include works by F. Rosen, W.F. Thompson, C.E. Sachau, R.A. Nicholson,...

    Published February 19th 2003 by Routledge

  5. The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India

    Material Culture and Kingship

    By Jennifer Howes

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous...

    Published December 4th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

    By Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian region, during 1848-1914, when the province as a part of Iran was exposed to the policies...

    Published November 6th 2002 by Routledge

  7. The History of the Mohammedan Dynasties in Spain

    By Ahmed ibn Mohammed al Makkari

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This is the original History of the Mohammedan Dynasties of Spain reprinted from the first edition of 1840-43. A masterpiece of typography in its own right, it is an early, ingenious and fascinating history of Muslim Spain. One hundred and fifty years on, it represents the foundations of our modern...

    Published October 23rd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Clauson

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists...

    Published September 25th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas or The Most Holy Book

    By E. Elder, Mirza Husayn, W. McE. Miller

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  10. Adventurers in Siam in the 17th Century

    By E. W. Hutchinson

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 6th 2002 by Routledge