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Understanding Islamic Architecture

by Attilo Petruccioli & Khalil K. Pirani

The ongoing debate among practitioners and in academia about the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture will be energized by this book. It contains essays by architects and academics from various...


Propaganda and Information in Eastern India 1939-45: A Necessary Weapon of War

by Sanjoy Bhattacharya

This is a study of the social, political, economic and public health aspects of the Second World War in South Asia, with particular attention being accorded to colonial Eastern India, which was treated as a...


Islamic Interpretations of Christianity

by Lloyd Ridgeon

Many books about Islam and Christianity are comparative however this book examines Christianity from an Islamic perspective. Each chapter focuses upon theological, philosophical and mystical issues, which...


The Palestinian Novel: A Communication Study

by Ibrahim Taha

Examines the complex relationship between the reality of the Palestinian minority in Israel and their literature through six novels, according to a literary communication model which enables Dr Taha to examine...


Brahman: A Comparative Theology

by Michael Myers

This book is a critique of western systematic theology. It borrows insights from India and other traditions; it is not a synthesis of religious traditions. The book includes two parts, method and systematics....


Globalization & Competitiveness in Asia: Big Business in Asia

by Chris Rowley & Malcolm Warner

This book evaluates the evolution of 'Big Business in Asia', as we enter the new millennium. It focuses on recent issues affecting large corporations, both indigenous and foreign owned, such as multinational...


Black Ideologies & the South: Resistance & Non-Vio: Resistance and Non-Violence

by Preston King & Walter Earl Fluker

A new collection of philosophical biographies of key figures in Black Southern American social and political thought

Frederick Douglass, Booker Washington and Ida Wells. Thurgood Marshall and Martin King are...


Japan and China: Mutual Representations in the Modern Era

by Matsuda Wataru & Joshua A. Fogel

This volume ties together the histories of Japan and China for the modern period prior to the 20th century. The chapters look at Chinese and Japanese works which were written in response to events in the...


Cohesion & Discipline in Legislatures

by Reuven Y. Hazan

The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason...


A Japanese Advertising Agency: An Anthropology of Media and Markets

by Brian Moeran

This is the only book of its kind - written by an anthropologist who spent twelve months doing fieldwork in a major Tokyo agency and who has spent the past 30 years studying and living in Japan.

By examining...


Conceptualizing Cultural and Social Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: A European Perspective

by Michelle Pace & Tobias Schumacher

Previously published as a special issue of Mediterranean Politics, this collection critically analyzes the dynamics and complexities of the wider Euro-Mediterranean area on the basis of individual theory-informed...


The Concept of Sainthood in Early Islamic Mysticism: Two Works by Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidhi - An Annotated Translation with Introduction

by John O'Kane & Bernd Radtke

This book provides translations of the earliest Arabic autobiography and the earliest theoretical explanation of the psychic development and powers of an Islamic holy man (Saint, Friend of God).


Miraculous Stories from the Japanese Buddhist Tradition: The Nihon Ryoiki of the Monk Kyokai

by Kyoko Motomuchi Nakamura

This is the first collection of Buddhist legends in Japan, and these stories form the repertoire of miraculous events and moral examples that later Buddhist priests used for preaching to the people. As Kyokai...


China: A Cultural and Historical Dictionary

by Michael Dillon

Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present...


Dimensions of Counter-Insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice

by Tim Benbow & Rod Thornton

The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely...


The Quran: A New Interpretation: In English with Arabic Text

by M. B. Behbudi & Dr Colin Turner

This new rendering of the Holy Quran into the English language is the first of its kind, since it is a combination of translation and exegesis in which the author 'opens out' the verses of the Holy Book to reveal...


Entertainment Media in Indonesia

by Mark Hobart & Richard Fox

Entertainment media now comprise one of the world's largest industries, yet they remain one of the least studied aspects of contemporary mass media. Every day hundreds of millions of people watch television...


Gay and Lesbian Parenting: New Directions

by Fiona Tasker & Jerry J. Bigner

A new, multidisciplinary look at GLBT parenting

Over the past 30 years, research on gay and lesbian parents has produced findings that challenge deeply rooted beliefs in child psychology about the processes...


The Selfless Mind: Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism

by Peter Harvey

This careful analysis of early Buddhist thought opens out a perspective in which no permanent Self is accepted, but a rich analysis of changing and potent mental processes is developed. It explores issues relating...


Al-Hallaj

by Herbert I. W. Mason

The life and teachings of Islam's most dramatic and controversial mystic, Husayn ibn Mansur, better known as Al-Hallaj (the reader of hearts).