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Dogen's Formative Years: An Historical and Annotated Translation of the Hokyo-KI

by Takashi James Kodera

Dogen was the founder of the Soto School of Zen and one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Japanese Buddhism. When originally published, in 1980, this historical and textual study was the first...


Coral Gardens and Their Magic: The Description of Gardening [1935]

by Bronislaw Malinowski

The first part of a two-volume classic devoted to the agriculture and agricultural rites of the Trobriand islanders. This work looks at the significance of agriculture in the Trobriand Islands.


Japanese Tea Culture: Art, History and Practice

by Morgan Pitelka

From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship,...


English Landed Society in the Eighteenth Century

by G.E Mingay

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Red and the Black: Studies in Greek Pottery

by Brian A. Sparkes

The Red and the Black covers the major stages in the history of Greek pottery production, both figured and plain, as they are understood today. It provides an up-to-date evaluation of ways of studying Greek...


Time, Process and Structured Transformation in Archaeology

by James McGlade & Sander E. van der Leeuw

In a discipline which essentially studies how modern man came to be, it is remarkable that there are hardly any conceptual tools to describe change. This is due to the history of the western intellectual and...


Ireland in Prehistory

by George Eogan, Mr George Eogan & Michael Herity

The authors examine Irish prehistory from the economic, sociological and artistic viewpoints enabling the reader to comprehend the vast amount of archaeological work accomplished in Ireland over the last twenty...


Childbirth in the Global Village: Implications for Midwifery Education and Practice

by Dawn Hillier

Is the experience of childbirth becoming 'globalised'?

Is the encroachment of the western medical model dehumanising a profoundly human experience?

If so, what can midwives and midwife educators do about it?

These...


The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary and Poland

by Steven Saxonberg

With a foreword by Seymour Lipset, Hoover Institution and George Mason University, USA

The Fall examines one of the twentieth century's great historical puzzles: why did the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe...


Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Island of Democracy?

by John Anderson

Born out of the collapse of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan has been notable for its struggle to develop a pluralist polity and free market, an attempt that distinguishes it from some of its more authoritarian neighbors....


Armenia: At the Crossroads

by Robert Krikorian & Joseph Masih

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia has remained on the brink of on the brink of becoming an economic crossroads or an isolated backwater, a democratic or authoritarian state, a peaceful and prosperous...


Belarus: A Denationalized Nation

by David Marples

In any assessment and understanding of Belarus, the key questions to address include; why has Belarus apparently rejected independence under its first president Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and sought a union with...


Just Sex?: The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape

by Nicola Gavey

Winner of the Association for Women In Psychology 2006 Distinguished Publication Award!

The past two decades have witnessed a significant shift in how rape is understood in Western societies. This shift in...


Women at a Crossroads

by M. Lewis Renaud

HIV ravaged the African continent faster and earlier than any other in the world, spreading primarily through unprotected heterosexual sex. Kaolack, Senegal is a town where travellers and prostitutes converge,...


Instinct and Revelation: Reflections on the Origins of Numinous Perception

by Alondra Oubre

Instinct and Revelation revolves around the hypothesis that ritual behavior and imaginative awareness in early hominids may have helped to spawn the evolution of the human brain and human consciousness. Using...


International Trade and Climate Change Policies

by Duncan Brack

Focusing on the likely impacts on trade of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, this book examines the actual and potential conflicts between whether liberalization of trade...


Localization: A Global Manifesto

by Colin Hines

Localization is a manifesto to unite all those who recognize the importance of cultural, social and ecological diversity for our future - and who do not aspire to a monolithic global consumer culture. It is...


The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht

by Andrew Moravcsik

The creation of the European Union arguably ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to co-...


Local and Global: The Management of Cities in the Information Age

by Jordi Borja & Manuel Castells

This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for...


The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment

by Riki Therivel & Maria Rosario Paridario

The practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is becoming increasingly common. A growing number of SEAs are being undertaken around the world, and several countries have issued guidance...