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  • The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughalsby Stephen F. Dale

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    A comparative study of the politics, religion, and culture of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires between 1300 and 1923. more...

  • Sailing from Byzantiumby Colin Wells

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege?. Byzantium: the successor of Greece and Rome, this magnificent empire bridged the ancient and modern worlds... more...

  • American Empireby Neil Smith

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95

    An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us "beyond geography." Neil Smith debunks that assumption, offering an incisive argument that American globalism had a distinct geography and was pieced together as part of a powerful... more...

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Ruleby Jane Hathaway; Karl Barbir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    In this seminal study, Jane Hathaway presents a wide-ranging reassessment of the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq and Yemen - the first of its kind in over forty years. Challenging outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude to the rise of Arab nationalism and Arab nation-states in the nineteenth... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 19.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy... more...

  • Britain and Empire, 1880-1945by Dane Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Britain and Empire, 1880-1945 traces the relationship between Britain and its empire during a period when the two spheres intersected with one another to an unprecedented degree. The story starts with the imperial expansion of the late nineteenth century and ends with the Second World War, at the end of which Britain was on the brink of decolonisation.... more...

  • Central Asia in World Historyby Peter B. Golden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 13.99

    A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...

  • The Changing Geography of Asiaby Kathleen M. Baker; Graham P. Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Ranging from the poverty and exploding population of Bangladesh to the dazzling technology and ageing population of Japan, from the two most populous states of India and China to the tiny states of Singapore and the Maldives and to the emptiness of Siberia, Asia contains the greatest diversity of physical environments, cultures and levels of development... more...

  • Fortress Kentby Roy Ingleton

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    Since the dawn of civilization, Britain has been menaced by foreign powers and invasive hordes, anxious either to pillage and plunder or to invade and rule over this green and pleasant land. Situated on the extreme southeastern corner of England, the county of Kent is the nearest point to continental Europe, and has so been the targeted landing point... more...

  • Geography and Historyby Alan R. H. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    Unique examination of the relations between geography and history. more...