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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...


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).


Tales from the Masnavi

by A. J Arberry

The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes...


The Twilight Language

by Roderick Bucknell & Martin Stuart-Fox

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Laws of the Qoran

by Robert Roberts

First published in 1995


Studies in the Middle Way: Being Thoughts on Buddhism Applied

by Christmas Humphreys

Emphasizes the inner life as a constant moving on and the mover as a pilgrim travelling along an ancient Way. This Way to ultimate Reality was called by Gautama the Buddha the Middle Way, the path between the...


Russia's Security and the War on Terror

by Mikhail Tsypkin

This book discusses and provides examples of Russia's need to reshape its security and military policies in order to meet the global challenges of fighting terrorism and counterinsurgency. It addresses some...


Whose Welfare

by Tony Cole

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of Peoples' Lives

by Janet Hoskins

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology

by Bruce M. Knauft

In the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in...


Gender Rituals: Female Initiation in Melanesia

by Nancy Lutkehaus & Paul Roscoe

This volume draws together ethnographies of female initiation rites in Melanesia which require anthropologists to rethink their analysis of initiations and their perceptions of gender. The contributors argue...


A Dictionary of Japanese Financial Terms

by Dominic Williams

A comprehensive and easy-to-use dictionary for each item listing its romaji (phonetic English) and kanji spellings and its English equivalent.


Rationality and the Study of Religion

by Jeppe S. Jensen & Luther Martin

Does rationality, the intellectual bedrock of all science, apply to the study of religion?

Religion, arguably the most subjective area of human behaviour, has particular challenges associated with its study....


Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Indo-China: Volume II

A Manual of Hindu Pantheism: The Vedantasara

Community

by Gerard Delanty

The increasing individualism of modern Western society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging and, in recent years, as an alternative to...