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  1. The Economic Decline of Empires

    Edited by Carlo M. Cipolla

    Series: Economic History

    The question of why empires decline and fall has attracted the attention of historians for centuries, but remains fundamentally unsolved. This unique collection is concerned with the purely economic aspects of decline. It can be observed of empires in the process of decline that their economies are...

    Published February 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Hume on Causation

    By Helen Beebee

    Hume is traditionally credited with inventing the ‘regularity theory’ of causation, according to which the causal relation between two events consists merely in the fact that events of the first kind are always followed by events of the second kind. Hume is also traditionally credited with two...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

    Edited by William Lane Craig, Quentin Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity is an anthology of original essays by an international team of leading philosophers and physicists who have come together to reassess the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. A great deal has changed since 1905 when Einstein...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Religious Perspectives in Modern Muslim and Jewish Literatures

    Edited by Glenda Abramson, Hilary Kilpatrick

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

    This collection brings together discussions of the way in which Muslim and Jewish beliefs and practices are represented in modern literary texts of poetry, fiction and drama. The chapters collected here consider elements of the expression of Judaism and Islam in modern literature. Key topics...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka

    A Critique of the Feminist Perspective

    By Wei-Yi Cheng

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Taking a comparative approach, this fieldwork-based study explores the lives and thoughts of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The author examines the postcolonial background and its influence on the modern situation, as well as surveying the main historical, economic, and social...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Early Buddhist Metaphysics

    The Making of a Philosophical Tradition

    By Noa Ronkin

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Early Buddhist Metaphysics provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement....

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context

    Edited by Bernard Faure

    The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Euripides, Women and Sexuality

    Edited by Anton Powell

    Euripides' interest in the psychology and social position of women is well known. Of the great Greek playwrights, he most directly reflects contemporary philosophical and social debates, and his work is of great value as a source for social history.The important new studies in this volume explore...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Rome's Eastern Trade

    International Commerce and Imperial Policy 31 BC - AD 305

    By Gary K. Young

    Utilising new archaeological research, the author questions the traditionally held view that the imperial government had a strong political interest in eastern trade. Instead, he argues that their primary motivation was the tax income....

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Public Understanding of Science

    A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas

    By David Knight

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Answering questions such as whether the interesting parts of science be conveyed in sermons, poems, pictures and journalism, Knight explores the history of science to show how the successes and failures of our ancestors can help us understand the position science comes to occupy now....

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge


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