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Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s

by Stanley Nelson & Greg Iles

After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen...


The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics and Policy-Making

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Led by Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE has become deeply embedded in the contemporary system of international power, politics, and policy-making. Only an independent state since 1971, the seven emirates that constitute...


Researching Geography: The Indian context

by Gopal Krishan & Nina Singh

This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry.

  • A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology.
  • Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective...


The Vanished: The "Evaporated People" of Japan in Stories and Photographs

by Léna Mauger, Brian Phalen & Stéphane Remael

Every year, nearly one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu, or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness, leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed...


Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World

by Y. Tzvi Langermann

The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for...


Arabic Military Dictionary: English-Arabic, Arabic-English

by Ernest Kay

With some 7000 entries in each language, this dictionary, first published in 1986, gives clear and comprehensive coverage of all vocabulary areas connected with defence, for military personnel and for anyone...


Territorial Foundations of the Gulf States

by Richard Schofield

This book, first published in 1994, provides a comprehensive treatment of a crucial set of geopolitical issues from a region where political developments are observed with great care and some trepidation by...


Soybeans and Power

Bigger Than Life: Cultural Identity and Labor Relations Among Gaucho Cowboys in Southern Brazil

by Luciano Bornholdt

The gaucho is associated with everything in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. This Brazilian cowboy was made into a state icon, a symbol of regional identity. The figure of the gaucho —always the heroic gaucho...


Arab History and the Nation-State: A Study in Modern Arab Historiography 1820-1980

by Youssef M. Choueiri

The study of Arab historiography and of the emergence of the Arab nation-state as an object of historical treatment is a matter of considerable current interest. Despite its importance, no academic work has...


The Gulf States and Oman

by Christine Osborne

The discovery of oil brought enormous change to the Gulf. It transformed the simple fishing and grazing economies of the Gulf states into some of the wealthiest countries in the world. This book, first published...


The Middle East in Transition: Studies in Contemporary History

by Walter Z. Laqueur

This collection of essays, first published in 1958, presents analyses by some 34 specialists on key political and social trends in the Middle East. They take the reader through the history of the Middle East...


The Arab Kingdom and its Fall

by J. Wellhausen

The political community of Islam grew out of the religious community. This book, first published in 1927, is the key work in understanding the early development of Islam and the history of the Arab peoples.


Women and Leadership in Islamic Law: A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts

by David Solomon Jalajel

Islamic law has traditionally prohibited women from being prayer leaders and heads of state. A small number of Muslims today are beginning to challenge this stance, but they face considerable opposition from...


Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life

Ara Mai he Tetekura: Visioning Our Futures: New and Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership

by Paul Whitinui, Dan Hikuroa & Marewa Glover

With less than two percent of the total Maori population holding a doctorate, the need for Maori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences...


Intangible Cultural Heritage in Contemporary China: The participation of local communities

by Khun Eng Kuah & Zhaohui Liu

This edited book examines the significance of intangible cultural heritage to local communities and the state in Hong Kong and China. Through ethnographic studies, the various chapters in this edited book argue...


Sudan: State, Capital and Transformation

by Tony Barnett & Abbas Abdelkarim

By the mid-1980s, Sudan's economy, society and political framework were on the point of disintegration. Civil war was exacerbating the effects of an already major famine. An unpopular government was resorting...


Routledge Revivals: More Tales from the Masnavi (1963)

by A. J. Arberry

First published in 1963, this work puts into clear and rhythmical English one hundred stories and apologues of the Masnavi of Rumi.

Composed over a period of many years during the thirteenth century, as a manual...


Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953): Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

by A. J. Arberry

First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction...