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  1. The Power of the Fathers

    Historical Perspectives from Ancient Rome to the Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Margareth Lanzinger

    The book examines the topic of paternal authority as it developed over a long period of time. The focus is on the power of fathers as manifested within a complex fabric of legal, social, economic, political and moral aspects. In early modern times, a father’s power was based upon his personal and...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949

    By Elad Ben-Dror

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The book presents the fascinating story of Bunche the man within the frame tale of the UN’s initial involvement in Palestine between 1947 and 1949. During those years, the UN had a decisive influence on the history of the country and on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bunche played an extremely...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Colonialism and Resistance

    Society and State in Manipur

    Edited by Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba

    Series: Transition in Northeastern India

    This book provides a new approach to the study of colonialism and politics of resistance in Northeast India, especially in Manipur, critiquing dominant historiography. It offers significant insights into the phenomena of colonialism and its multiple effects on economy, polity, culture, and faith...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  6. Swami Vivekananda

    A Contemporary Reader

    Edited by Makarand R. Paranjape

    This anthology offers an eclectic and wide-ranging selection from the writings and speeches of Swami Vivekananda in commemoration of his 150th birth anniversary. The scholarly introductions place Vivekananda’s works in the context of his times, and discuss Hinduism and other religions, the sciences...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India

    History, Theory, Practice

    By Daniel Michon

    Series: Archaeology and Religion

    This book explores the ways in which past cultures have been used to shape colonial and postcolonial cultural identities. It provides a theoretical framework to understand these processes, and offers illustrative case studies in which the agency of ancient peoples, rather than the desires of...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  8. Diasporas and Diplomacy

    Cosmopolitan contact zones at the BBC World Service (1932–2012)

    Edited by Marie Gillespie, Alban Webb

    Series: CRESC

    Diasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British ‘soft power’ through the BBC’s foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the ‘corporate cosmopolitanism’ that has characterized...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Russian Military into the 21st Century

    Edited by Stephen J. Cimbala

    Series: Soviet (Russian) Military Theory and Practice

    This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders. The book also includes political and economic problems facing the military....

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

    The Colonial Period to 1877

    Edited by Christos G. Frentzos, Antonio S. Thompson

    The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge