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The Life Of Alimqul: A Native Chronicle Of Nineteenth Century Central Asia - Timur Beisembiev

This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered......

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The Bolsheviks And The Chinese Revolution 1919-1927 - Alexander Pantsov

Based mainly on unknown Russian archival sources which have previously been unobtainable, this book analyses the Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese revolution and their reception in China. Issues include the role of the three Bolshevik leaders, Len......

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Japanese New Religions In Global Perspective - , Peter B. Clarke

Since the 1960s virtually every part of the world has seen the arrival and establishment of Japanese new religious movements, a process that has followed quickly on the heels of the most active period of Japanese economic expansion overseas. This ......

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The Great Indian Education Debate: Documents Relating To The Orientalist-anglicist Controversy, 1781-1843 - , Lynn Zastoupil

A bitter debate erupted in 1834 between Orientalists and Anglicists over what kind of public education the British should promote in their growing Indian empire. This collection of the main documents pertaining to the controversy (some published f......

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The Canon In Southeast Asian Literature: Literatures Of Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Phillippines, Thailand And Vietnam - David Smyth

The literary canon is one of the most lively areas of debate in contemporary literary studies. This set of essays is both timely and original in its focus on the canon in South-East Asian literatures, covering Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mal......

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The Glorious Deeds Of Purna: A Translation And Study Of The Purnavadana - Joel Tatelman

By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the methods of literary criticism to, a first-century account of the life of the saint Purna, this study introduces the reader to the richness and complexity of an essential Buddhist genre. A......

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Altruism And Reality: Studies In The Philosophy Of The Bodhicaryavatara - Paul Williams

Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. Author: Williams, Paul Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Langua......

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Missionaries, Rebellion And Proto-nationalism: James Long Of Bengal - Geoffrey A. Oddie

The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best inter......

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Hispano-arabic Literature And The Early Provencal Lyrics - J. A. Abu-haidar

As the distinctive contribution of Islamic Spain to Arabic literature, the strophic muwashshahand zajal are still viewed by some as a development from putative Romance prototypes. No less than seven theories of origin of the Provenšal lyrics have ......

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Middle East Sources: A Melcom Guide To Middle Eastern And Islamic Books And Materials In The United Kingdom And Irish Libraries - Ian Richard Netton

Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on the subject in the UK and Ireland, as w......

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The Reflexive Nature Of Awareness: A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence - Paul Williams

Places the controversy initiated by the Tibetan Tsong kha pa - who elaborated on one of the eight difficult points in understanding Madhyamaka philosophy - in its Indian and Tibetan context. Author: Williams, Paul Publisher: Routledge Illustrati......

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Indian Art Worlds In Contention: Local, Regional And National Discourses On Orissan Patta Paintings - Helle Bundgaard

This beautifully illustrated book explores the opinions of artists, critics and others involved with arts or crafts, arguing for a theory that considers the different discursive formations and related strategic practices of an art world. Focusing......

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Kinship, Honour And Money In Rural Pakistan: Subsistence Economy And The Effects Of International Migration - Alain Lefebvre

International migration is favoured by the governments of many poorer countries despite often well-publicized abuses affecting individual migrant workers. Not only is local unemployment reduced but also it is expected that the migrants will learn ......

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Ancient Rights And Future Comfort: Bihar, The Bengal Tenancy Act Of 1885, And British Rule In India - Peter Robb

This book analyses the character of British rule in nineteenth-century India, by focusing on the underlying ideas and the practical repercussions of agrarian policy. It argues that the great rent law debate and the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885 helpe......

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Embassies In The East: The Story Of The British And Their Embassies In China, Japan And Korea From 1859 To The Present - , J. E. Hoare

This text tracesáthe history of three Far Eastern embassies through the vicissitudes of war and revolution against the background of an apparent steady decline of Western influence in Asia. Dr Hoare tracks the key events and people shaping the Bri......

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Khizr Tiwana, The Punjab Unionist Party And The Partition Of India - Ian Talbot

First biography of Khizr Tiwana, the Unionist Premier of the Punjab during the climacteric period 1942-47. The Punjab formed the heartland of a future Pakistan, hence the subcontinent's destiny rested on the clash between Khizr and Jinnah over the......

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Ancient Christianity In The Caucasus - Tamila Mgaloblishvili

The is theáfirst volume of Iberica-Caucasica, a new annual publication based in Tbilisi (Georgia) and devoted exclusively to the art, history and culture of the Caucasus. Author: Mgaloblishvili, Tamila Publisher: Routledge Illustration: n Languag......

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Qaidu And The Rise Of The Independent Mongol State In Central Asia - Michal Biran

Qaidu (1236-1301), one of the great rebels in the history of the Mongol Empire, was the grandson of Ogedei, the son Genghis Khan had chosen to be his heir. This boof recounts the dynastic convolutions and power struggle leading up to his rebellion......

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