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- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99
The World Bank is in the initial stages of developing a new annual series of World Bank Country Briefs. Tanzania- the second report in the series - will be published in the winter of 2009. These short, country-specific reports examine the economic, social, environmental, and business landscape of developing countries, focusing on issues critical to... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99
This popular and accessible introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic and... more...
- Easton Studio Press, LLC 2010; US$ 12.99
From the Introduction: Letters to Dali is the book I?ve always dreamed of writing. It is a collection of letters meant to be easily read. Each letter covers a topic I believe has had an impact on our lives as Arabs living in the Middle East. And as Lebanese who have suffered, but did not learn, from the terrible consequences of civil war. The letters?... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95
Widely praised as the definitive history of Beirut, this is the story of a city that has stood at the crossroads of Mediterranean civilization for more than four thousand years. The last major work completed by Samir Kassir before his tragic death in 2005, Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
Japan-Africa Relations seeks to study the complex nature of the dynamics of power relations between Japan and Africa since the Bandung Conference in 1955, with an emphasis on the period starting from the 1970s up to the present. more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 55.00
Tropics of Savagery is an incisive and provocative study of the figures and tropes of ?savagery? in Japanese colonial culture. Through a rigorous analysis of literary works, ethnographic studies, and a variety of other discourses, Robert Thomas Tierney demonstrates how imperial Japan constructed its own identity in relation both to the West and to... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95
It was only at the onset of the Tokugawa period (1602-1868) that formal political thought emerged in Japan. Prior to that time Japanese scholars had concentrated, rather, on questions of legitimacy and authority in historical writing., producing a stream of works. Brownlee's illuminating study describes twenty of these important historical works... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 199.00
Shinch-K ki, the work translated here into English under the title The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga, is the most important source on the career of one of the best known figures in all of Japanese historyOda Nobunaga (1534-1582), the first of the Three Heroes who unified Japan after a century of fragmentation and internecine bloodshed. The other two of... more...