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  • Sasanian Persiaby Touraj Daryaee

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today, except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. He examines the Sasanians? complex and colourful narrative and demonstrates their unique significance, not... more...

  • Lebanese Cinemaby Lina Khatib

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Modern Lebanese cinema can best be explored in the context of the Civil War, in part because almost all the Lebanese films made since its outset in 1975 have been about this war. Lina Khatib takes 1975 Beirut as her starting point, and takes us right through to today for this, the first major book on Lebanese cinema and its links with politics and... more...

  • Modern History of the Kurdsby David McDowall

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    _?... the best single narrative history of the Kurds ... it certainly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Middle East.?_ - *Washington Post Book World*_x000D__x000D_The division of the Kurdish people among four modern nation states - Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran - and their struggle for national rights have been constant themes of recent... more...

  • From Asgard to Valhallaby Heather O'Donoghue

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks,... more...

  • Echoes from the Dead Zoneby Yiannis Papadakis

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    In the space of a generation, Cyprus - the island of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love - has experienced an anti-colonial struggle, post-colonial chaos, internecine fighting and hatred, civil war, invasion, population displacements and physical partition. The narrative of Cyprus? recent history has created numerous attitudes and prejudices which... more...

  • Art and Psychoanalysisby Maria Walsh

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Often derided as unscientific and self-indulgent, psychoanalysis has been an invaluable resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the twentieth century. Art and Psychoanalysis investigates these encounters. _x000D_The shared relationship to the unconscious, severed from Romantic inspiration by Freud, is traced from the Surrealist... more...

  • Old Mistressesby Rozsika Parker; Griselda Pollock

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    How was it possible, by the later twentieth century, to have erased women as artists from art history so comprehensively that the idea of ?the artist? was exclusively masculine? Why was this erasure more radical in the twentieth century than ever before? Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as ?feminine?? Has the feminist critique... more...

  • Dalai Lamaby Mayank Chhaya

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    If Tibet is the stubborn weak link in China's drive for recognition and respect as a world superpower, then the Dalai Lama holds the key to China's ambitions. For this extraordinary individual, who for almost his entire life has been the spiritual leader of his people, holds his country's destiny - and with it China's prestige - in his hands. But who... more...

  • Clouded Leopardby Wade Davis

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    ?It is a violent overture, like the opening notes of an opera about war, a war between humans and the land.?_x000D__x000D_For many years and through many of the world?s most remote regions Wade Davis has travelled in search of the rare places where cultural diversity survives, untainted by the influences of globalisation and modernisation. The Clouded... more...