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  1. History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    By Paul Dundas

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    Examining the history and intellectual activity of the medieval Svetambara Jain renunciant order, the Tapa Gaccha, this book focuses on the consolidation by the Tapa Gaccha from the thirteenth century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order. The author argues that this was variously...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World

    By John Muir

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    From the first ‘deadly signs’ scratched on a wooden tablet instructing the recipient to kill the one who delivered it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, this book examines the range of letter writing in the Ancient Greek world. Containing extensive translated examples from both life...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

    By Ulrich Plass

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse....

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Internet in China

    Cyberspace and Civil Society

    By Zixue Tai

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    The Internet in China examines the cultural and political ramifications of the Internet for Chinese society. The rapid growth of the Internet has been enthusiastically embraced by the Chinese government, but the government has also rushed to seize control of the virtual environment. Individuals...

    Published May 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. The History and Literature of Christianity

    By Pierre De Labriolle

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Gay Games

    A History

    By Caroline Symons

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Imprisoned by History

    Aspects of Historicized Life

    By Martin L. Davies

    Series: Routledge Approaches to History

    Imprisoned by History: Aspects of Historicized Life offers a controversial analysis, grounded both in philosophical argument and empirical evidence, of what history does in contemporary culture. It endorses and extends the argument that contemporary society is, in historical terms, already...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Excavating Women

    A History of Women in European Archaeology

    Edited by Magarita Díaz-Andreu, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

    Archaeologists are increasingly aware of issues of gender when studying past societies; women are becoming better represented within the discipline and are attaining top academic posts. However, until now there has been no study undertaken of the history of women in European archaeology and their...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Future of Journalism

    Edited by Bob Franklin

    Series: Journalism Studies

    The future of journalism is hotly contested and highly uncertain reflecting developments in media technologies, shifting business strategies for online news, changing media organisational and regulatory structures, the fragmentation of audiences and a growing public concern about some aspects of...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

    Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

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