Books in category Social Science – Regional Studies

  • Sweet and Sour

    Sweet and Sour
    Scott Simon, University of Ottawa

    This rich collection of life histories provides a unique understanding of Taiwanese society and the place of women within it.

  • The Qur an and its Biblical Subtext

    The Qur’an and its Biblical Subtext
    Gabriel Said Reynolds

    This book challenges the dominant scholarly notion that the Qur’ān must be interpreted through the medieval commentaries shaped by the biography of the prophet Muhammad, arguing instead that the text is best read in light of Christian …

  • Modern Turkey

    Modern Turkey
    Bill Park

    Placing the country and its people within the context of a rapidly globalizing world, the book covers a diverse range of themes such as politics, economics, international relations, the Turkic world, religion and recent historical …

  • Meadows Of Gold

    Meadows Of Gold
    Masudi

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Syria Under Assad RLE Syria

    Syria Under Assad (RLE Syria)
    Moshe Maoz, Avner Yaniv

    While this is increasingly acknowledged by observers of the Middle Eastern scene , the scholarly discussion of the origins, the scope, the durability and the implications of this change is only beginning to take place.

  • Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry

    Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry
    Ali Asghar Seyed-Gohrab

    This volume contains ten chapters on Persian metaphors, tropes, rhetorical figures, and poetic forms and genres, by some of the world's foremost scholars in the field of classical Persian poetry.

  • Sociology of the European Union

    Sociology of the European Union
    Adrian Favell, Virginie Guiraudon

    Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European …

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kings

    The Book of Government or Rules for Kings
    Hubert Darke

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an …

  • Subaltern China

    Subaltern China
    Wanning Sun

    In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country’s hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality.

  • Communities of Complicity

    Communities of Complicity
    Hans Steinm

    Everyday life in contemporary rural China is characterized by an increased sense of moral challenge and uncertainty.

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