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  1. Latin America and Contemporary Modernity

    A Sociological Interpretation

    By José Maurício Domingues

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In this book, renowned author José Maurício Domingues places Latin America within the third phase of global modern civilization and offers a general theoretical approach to contemporary Latin America. He sees modernity as configured by episodic modernizing moves which, when counting on strong...

    Published December 9th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Islam and Science

    The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

    By Robert Morrison

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone,...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  3. China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

    By Mohamed Mousa Mohamed Ali Bin Huwaidin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book provides a detailed analysis of China's foreign policy towards the Gulf and Arabian peninsula region from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the end of the 20th century. Based on extensive original research, it looks at the relations between China and each of...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Managing Politics and Islam in Indonesia

    By Donald Porter

    This book examines the politics of Islam and the state in Indonesia over recent decades, during which time there has been a notable resurgence of Islamic political movements. It argues that after a period in the late 1980s and 1990s, when the state worked to bring religious authority and...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. China's Place in Global Geopolitics

    Domestic, Regional and International Challenges

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Broedsgaard, Bertel Heurlin

    This book investigates the major internal and external pressures and constraints facing China as it enters the new century. It is widely recognised that in its capacity as a nuclear power and as a member of the UN's Security Council, China plays a major role in world politics. China is also a...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Nation and Nationalism in Japan

    Edited by Sandra Wilson

    Nationalism was one of the most important forces in 20th century Japan. It pervaded almost all aspects of Japanese life, but was a complex phenomenon, frequently changing, and often meaning different things to different people. This book brings together interesting, original new work, by a range of...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Traditional Islamic Principles of Built Environment

    By Hisham Mortada

    Written with the non-Muslim reader in mind, this book analyzes the principles and values established by the tradition of Islam to govern the social and physical environments of Muslims....

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Madder Red

    A History of Luxury and Trade

    By Robert Chenciner

    Madder red is an ancient dyestuff, extracted from the root of the madder plant, growing in many countries around the world. The secret and devilishly complex Oriental dyeing process to obtain the lustrous colour known as Turkey Red was avidly sought by Europeans, from the time before the fall of...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Secret History of the Mongols

    The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan

    By Professor Urgunge Onon, Urgunge Onon

    There has long been a need for a scholarly English edition of the great 13th century historical epic, The Secret History of the Mongols, the only surviving Mongol source about the empire. The book is mainly about the life and the career of Chinggis Khan, his ancestors and his rise to power.Chinggis...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge