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  1. 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

  2. The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra

    With Buddhaguhya's Commentary

    By Stephen Hodge

    The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata

    A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

    By Peter Scharf

    The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Zhouyi

    A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes

    By Richard Rutt

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Modern research has revealed the Book of Changes to be a royal divination manual of the Zhou state (500100 BC). This new translation synthesizes the results of modern study, presenting the work in its historical context. The first book to render original Chinese rhymes into rhymed English....

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Japan's Modern Theatre

    A Century of Change and Continuity

    By Brian Powell

    Series: Japan Library

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Persian Metaphysics and Mysticism

    Selected Works of 'Aziz Nasaffi

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    One of the foremost 13th-century Persian mystics, 'Aziz Nasaffi with his simple manner of explaining God, His Essence, Attributes and Acts provides the western reader with an overview of all the major interpretations of medieval Islamic thought. Providing the first comprehensive selection in...

    Published February 20th 2002 by Routledge

  7. ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu)

    Edited by John S. Rohsenow

    This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb, according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary...

    Published December 6th 2001 by Routledge

  8. The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

    The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

    By Jawid A. Mojaddedi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies....

    Published December 20th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Poetics of Devotion

    The Gujarati Lyrics of Dayaram

    By Rachel Dwyer

    This book introduces a major poet scarcely known to scholars outside Gujarat in India: Kavi Dayarambhai (1777-1852), one of the greatest writers in the Gujarati language. His death brought to an end not only the age of the great bhakta (devotional) poets, but also that of Gujarati medieval...

    Published December 14th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Armenian Neume System of Notation

    Study and Analysis

    By R. A. At'ayan, Vrej N Nersessian, Vrej N. Nersessian

    The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to...

    Published October 4th 1999 by Routledge