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  • Urban Governance Under the Ottomansby Ulrike Freitag; Nora Lafi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the result of an intense process of discussion among... more...

  • Notes from a Small Militaryby Major-General Chip Chapman

    John Blake 2013; US$ 14.99

    Stumbling from a university anarchist meeting into a career in the army, Chip Chapman is aware of how consciously incompetent he is. The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst confirms his worst fears. He is eventually let loose on 6 Platoon of 2 PARA and, via the Falklands War, manages to elevate himself to a position of conscious competence and save his... more...

  • CultureShock! Bulgariaby Agnes Sachsenroeder

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    A guide for those travellers who are looking to understand the countries they are visiting. It contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; and, a list of foreign words and phrases. more...

  • The Seige of Viennaby John Stoye

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    Worthy of the pen of a Thucydides or a Herodotus ... it is a measure of the fascination of Mr Stoye's subject that one should think of comparing his treatment of it with the work of the greatest historians.' - Times Literary Supplement 'fine historical work ... well worth reading' - Otto von Habsburg, Catholic Herald 'the master of every aspect... more...

  • Ottoman Warsby Virginia H. Aksan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The Ottoman Empire had reached the peak of its power, presenting a very real threat to Western Christendom when in 1683 it suffered its first major defeat, at the Siege of Vienna.  Tracing the empire's conflicts of the next two centuries, The Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged examines the social transformation of the Ottoman military system in an... more...

  • The Ottoman Crimean War (1853-1856)by Candan Badem

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    This book analyzes the Crimean War from the Ottoman perspective based mainly on Ottoman and Russian primary sources, and includes an assessment of the War?s impact on the Ottoman state and Ottoman society. more...

  • A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empireby M. Sükrü Hanioglu

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world--and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now... more...

  • Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler and the Crushing of a Cityby Alexandra Richie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    As Antony Beevor cast new light on the Battle of Stalingrad, Alexandra Richie here unearths the traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops, street by street, for sixty-three days. more...

  • Remapping the Ottoman Middle Eastby Cem Emrence

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 27.50

    As a result of the formation of the modern Turkish state, nationalist narratives of the Ottoman Empire?s collapse are commonplace. Remapping the Ottoman Middle East, on the other hand, examines alternative and disparate routes to modernity during the nineteenth century. Pursuing a comparison of different regions of the empire, this book demonstrates... more...

  • Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empireby Kent F. Schull

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual abuse traditionally associated with Ottoman or 'Turkish' prisons, Kent Schull argues that, during the Second Constitutional Period (1908-1918), they played a crucial role in attempts to transform the empire. more...