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- BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00
Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95
This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both 'lived' and 'imagined' spaces. In New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender leading contemporary writers from across an eclectic mix of disciplines, examine an exciting array of issues such as: * Jamaican Ragga music and female... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahy? b. Sharaf al-Nawaw?, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Sh?fi'? madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idr?s al-Sh?fi'? (d. 204/820), the supposed founder of the school... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 77.00
Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Going beyond the celebrated 'hot-spots' of economic development, this book draws upon evidence from a broader range of cities and regions to help fill some important gaps in our knowledge of how clusters operate within the contemporary global economy. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies . more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Distinctive due to explicit and systematically developed links between international relations (IR) and related disciplines, this book addresses global and regional interactions and the complex policy problems that often characterise this agenda. Such enhanced communication is crucial for improving the capacity of IR to engage with concrete issues... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Presenting International Studies as a wide, plural and inherently interdisciplinary field of research, this book shows its links with philosophy, peace research, history, geography, globalization studies, international political economy, political psychology, sociology and social theory, linguistics, strategic or war studies and anthropology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95
This title represents a comprehensive study of Israel's attempts to build diplomatic relations with countries on the Asian continent. The author argues that, despite the persistence of the Arab Israeli conflict, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was remarkably successful in gaining recognition in most Asian countries. He provides an overview of Israel's... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00
With exhaustive coverage on one of the world's most diverse and exciting countries, Culture and Customs of Turkey is an essential addition to high school and public library shelves. Illustrative accounts of past traditions help readers to understand contemporary culture today, covering such customs as religious beliefs, folklore, gender issues,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur?an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise. intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur?an. The Qur?an is an oral event, linguistic phenomenon... more...