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  1. Shinto

    A Short History

    Edited by Nobutaka Inoue, Endo Jun, Mori Mizue, Ito Satoshi

    Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Central Asia

    Aspects of Transition

    Edited by Tom Everett-Heath

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by...

    Published April 17th 2003 by Routledge

  3. The Indian Ocean Rim

    Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Gwyn Campbell

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and the rapid advance of globalization altered the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region in...

    Published March 27th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Christians and Missionaries in India

    Cross-Cultural Communication since 1500

    Edited by Robert Eric Frykenberg

    The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now...

    Published March 20th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Missionary Zeal and Institutional Control

    Organizational Contradictions in the Basel Mission on the Gold Coast 1828-1917

    By Jon Miller

    This book is about the Basel Mission in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) before the First World War. Miller reconstructs the backgrounds and motivations of the mission's participants and describes the organizational structure that shaped their activities at home and abroad. He then traces some serious...

    Published March 20th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Major World Religions

    From Their Origins To The Present

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,...

    Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge

  7. La Renovation du Shi'isme Ismaelien En Inde Et Au Pakistan

    D'apres les Ecrits et les Discours de Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan

    By Michel Boivin

    This French-language book is the first to propose a scientific approach to the Aga Khan's religious thought, placing it in its proper perspective by revealing how the Aga Khan responded to contemporary challenges. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of history, orientalism and...

    Published February 27th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Zen War Stories

    By Brian Victoria

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.Victoria reveals for the first time, through examination of the wartime writings of the Japanese military itself...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Braginsky

    With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest for comparative and cross-disciplinary studies in this field, as well as providing a...

    Published November 28th 2002 by Routledge