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  1. Islam Without Allah?

    The Rise of Religious Externalism in Safavid Iran

    By Colin Turner

    This ground-breaking and controversial work locates the antecedents of today's Islamic 'fundamentalism' in 16th and 17th century Iran and the forced conversion of the Sunnite population of Iran to the largely alien doctrines of Twelver Shi'ism; the concomitant extirpation of Sufism and philosophy;...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    Series: Cold War History

    This book examines the impact of American perceptions of the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the key period of 1976-1985. That decade witnessed the decline of the US-Soviet détente and the resurgence of superpower confrontation, often called the ‘Second Cold...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Zionism in an Arab Country

    Jews in Iraq in the 1940s

    By Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

    Zionism in an Arab Country explores the relations between the Zionist establishment in Israel, and the Jewish community in Iraq. This relationship is centred on two organizations: a Zionist movement and a defense organization. By reviewing the activity of these organizations, Esther Meir-Glitzstein...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Emperor Hirohito and Showa Japan

    A Political Biography

    By Stephen Large

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Emperor Hirohito reigned for more than sixty years, yet we know little about him or the part he really played in the turbulent history of Showa Japan.Stephen Large draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role in Showa Japan (1926-89). This...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Anglophone Jewish Literature

    Edited by Axel Stähler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Anglophone Jewish literature is not traditionally numbered among the new literatures in English. Rather, Jewish literary production in English has conventionally been classified as ‘hyphenated’ and has therefore not yet been subjected as such to the scrutiny of scholars of literary or cultural...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Facets Of Buddhism

    By Iida

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

    Lessons from Costa Rica

    By Luciano Ciravegna

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The spectacular economic performance of China, East Asia and India during the last ten years has ignited some profound changes in the world economy. The share of global demand, investments, trade and production of the traditional industrialized powers, the US, Europe and Japan, has gradually yet...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Community-based Entrepreneurship and Rural Development

    Creating Favourable Conditions for Small Businesses in Central Europe

    By Matthias Fink, Stephan Loidl, Richard Lang

    Series: Regions and Cities

    How can municipalities in Central Europe create favourable conditions for local business? What and how can municipalities learn from each other? How can each individual in the local area contribute? And what requirements have to be met before know-how can successfully be transferred on a communal...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Teacher Education and the Challenge of Development

    A Global Analysis

    Edited by Bob Moon

    Series: Education, Poverty and International Development

    In developing countries across the world, qualified teachers are a rarity, with thousands of untrained adults taking over the role and millions of children having no access to schooling at all. The supply of high-quality teachers is falling behind: poor status, low salaries and inadequate working...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge