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Japan's Household Registration System and Citizenship: Koseki, Identification and Documentation

by David Chapman & Karl Jakob Krogness

Japan's Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of...


Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne

by Douglas V. Mastriano

Alvin C. York (1887--1964) -- devout Christian, conscientious objector, and reluctant hero of World War I -- is one of America's most famous and celebrated soldiers. Known to generations through Gary Cooper's...


Marketing and Consumption in Modern Japan

by Kazuo Usui

This book explores the development in Japan throughout the twentieth century of marketing and consumerism. It shows how Japan had a long established indigenous traditional approach to marketing, separate from...


Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

by Swati Parashar

This book explores women's militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women 'do' in wars.

In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy...


Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue: The Formulation of Policy, 1948-1956

by Jacob Tovy

Examining the development of Israel's policy toward the Palestinian refugee issue, this book spans the period following the first Arab-Israeli War until the mid-1950s, when the basic principles of Israel's policy...


Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066

by A E Redgate

Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons...


International Summitry and Global Governance: The Rise of the G7 and the European Council, 1974-1991

by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol & Federico Romero

This volume is the first detailed study of the emergence of regular and frequent heads of government meetings (summits), covering the period from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.

Summit meetings of heads of...


China's Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

by Jiemian Yang

This book offers a comprehensive review of the Communist Party of China's approach to diplomacy, through an extensive evaluation of the major practices and theories behind the Party's diplomacy, with its main...


Jumbo: The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation

by John Sutherland

The first comprehensive 'biography' of one of the first celebrity animals who gave us one of our favourite words. Jumbo, Victorian England's favourite elephant, was born in 1861 in French Sudan, imported to...


26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon

by Michael Connelly

117 years Strong…and Counting!

This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like...


Symphosius the Aenigmata: An Introduction, Text and Commentary

by Tim J. Leary

The post-classical compilation known to modern scholarship as the Latin Anthology contains a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters and preceded by a lemma. It would seem from the...


Dionysius I of Syracuse and Greek Tyranny

by Lionel Jehuda Sanders

Professor Sanders' full-length study of Dionysius I, one of the most powerful figures of fourth-century BC Greece, is the first to appear in English, and marks an important reassessment of the 'tyrant' of Syracuse....


The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War

by Martin Gilbert

In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war's political, military, economic and social history through 247 maps. Each map has been specially drawn for this atlas,...


Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...


Beauty and Business: Commerce, Gender, and Culture in Modern America

by Philip Scranton

Leading historians explore how our ideas of what is attractive are influenced by a broad range of social and economic factors. They force us to reckon with the ways that beauty has been made, bought and sold...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Race Traitor

by Noel Ignatiev & John Garvey

Race Traitor brings together voices ranging from tenured university professors to skinheads and prison inmates to discuss the "white question" in America.

Working from the premise that the white race has been...


Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend

Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions...


Gender in the Civil Rights Movement

by Peter J. Ling & Sharon Monteith

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

by Alistair Horne

The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil....