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Latin America: Development and Conflict Since 1945

by John Ward

Using an interdisciplinary approach, and covering a range of themes from social welfare to the wider world, this book provides challenging and argumentative interpretations of current situations and prospects....


The Jews of Ethiopia: The Birth of an Elite

by Tudor Parfitt & Emanuela Trevisan Semi

This book offers the results of the most recent research carried out in European and Israeli universities on Ethiopian Jews. With a special focus on Europe and the role played by German, English and Italian...


Gunpowder and Incense: The Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War

by Hilari Raguer

Now available in English for the first time, Gunpowder and Incense (translated from the Spanish La Pólvora y el Incienso) chronicles the role of the Church in Spanish politics, looking in particular at the...


Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion

by Matthew Dillon

It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous...


Roman Britain

by David Shotter

Roman Britain offers a concise introduction to the Roman occupation of Britain, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Britain.


New Qing Imperial History: The Making of Inner Asian Empire at Qing Chengde

by Ruth W. Dunnell, Mark C. Elliott & Philippe Foret

New Qing Imperial History uses the Manchu summer capital of Chengde and associated architecture, art and ritual activity as the focus for an exploration of the importance of Inner Asia and Tibet to the Qing...


Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative Visions of the Conflict Between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859

by Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders & Ernest Tucker

This book presents two extraordinary texts - The Shining of Swords by Al-Qarakhi and a new translation for a contemporary readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain war between the Muslim...


Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and History

by Alan Chan & Sor-Hoon Tan

The phenomenon of filial piety is fundamental to our understanding of Chinese culture, and this excellent collection of essays explores its role in various areas of life throughout history. Often regarded as...


Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

by Catherine Burns

This book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which sees the feminine body as...


Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology: 1920 to the Present

by Benoît| Godin

How do we objectively measure scientific activities? What proportion of economic activities should a society devote to research and development? How can public-sector and private-sector research best be directed...


The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

by Ruth Henig

Updated and expanded throughout to take into consideration the most up-to-date historical research, this new edition of The Origins of the Second World War analyzes the reasons for the outbreak of the Second...


Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

by Purnendra Jain

This book moves away from the common belief that Japan's international relations are firmly the preserve of the national government in Japan's highly centralised political system. Examining examples of subnational...


Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space

by Laurence J.C. Ma & Fulong Wu

A sea of change has occurred in China since the 1978 economic reforms. Bringing together the work of leading scholars specializing in urban China, this book examines what has happened to the Chinese city undergoing...


Practicing History: New Directions in Historical Writing After the Linguistic Turn

by Gabrielle M. Spiegel

This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and...


Sufi Visionary of Ottoman Damascus: 'Abd Al-Ghani Al-Nabulusi, 1641-1731

by Elizabeth Sirriyeh

'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641 to1731) was the most outstanding scholarly Sufi of Ottoman Syria. He was regarded as the leading religious poet of his time and as an excellent commentator of classical Sufi texts....


Don Juan of Persia: A Shi'ah Catholic 1560-1604

by G. Le Strange

First published in 1926. Don Juan was a Persian Moslem who became a Spanish Roman Catholic. His description of Persia and his account of the wars waged by the Persians during the sixteenth century considerably...


The Chinese State in Ming Society

by Timothy Brook

The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between state and society in Chinese history. This unique collection of reworked and heavily...


Resistance and Control in Pakistan

by Akbar S. Ahmed

How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms?

In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's...


The A to Z of the Green Movement

by Miranda Schreurs & Elim Papadakis

The A to Z of the Green Movement provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of green parties and movements, green issues, and green concepts. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


The A to Z of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

by Albert Moran & Errol Vieth

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others,...