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  • Knowledge is Lightby Katherine Salahi

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 20.00

    For thousands of years travellers wandered to, and spread out through, Egypt and the Near East, seeking trade, adventure and knowledge. For centuries travellers to - and from - the Near East carried knowledge with them and then carried home the new knowledge acquired in the region. And knowledge, as the Arabic proverb states, is light. The travels... more...

  • The Routledge Historical Atlas of Jerusalemby Martin Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    This unique Atlas traces the history of Jerusalem from biblical times to the present day. Each map is illustrated by a facing page of prints or photographs, to give a complete pictorial and cartographic overview of this fascinating city of the Middle East. Coverage begins in ancient times, showing the impact of the Jews, Christians, Muslims, Romans... more...

  • The Routledge Atlas of Russian Historyby Martin Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    The complex and often turbulent history of Russia over the course of 2,000 years is brought to life in a series of 176 maps by one of the most prolific and successful historian authors today. This fourth edition of The Routledge Atlas of Russian History covers not only the wars and expansion of Russia but also a wealth of less conspicuous details... more...

  • Zwischen Rom und dem Erdkreisby Maria Stuiber

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Die Autorin rekonstruiert vor dem Hintergrund einer biografischen Skizze Entwicklung und Umfang des gelehrten Briefnetzwerks von Kardinal Stefano Borgia in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts und analysiert in einem zweiten Schritt unterschiedliche Typen von Briefpartnern und ihre Funktionen innerhalb des weltumspannenden Netzwerks, ohne dessen... more...

  • Africa in a Changing Global Environmentby Shingirirai Savious Mutanga

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 32.95

    Africa is one continent severely affected by the ravaging effects of global environmental change yet it is least responsible for this. The continentís rural and urban poor are particularly vulnerable to reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of both flooding and drought, spreading of disease and heightening... more...

  • Japanese Tourismby Carolin Funck; Malcolm Cooper

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 90.00

    The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese tourist since the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical, geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing a case study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global tourism from the 19th to the 21st Century,... more...

  • An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairsby Ewan W. Anderson; Liam D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This revised and updated version of An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in... more...

  • An Historical Geography of Peipingby Renzhi Hou

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book is about the city of Peiping in China, also known as Beijing and Peking, and a city of great historical significance. Divided into three parts, this work explores Peiping first as a frontier city at a time when the Great Wall was established, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122?220 B.C.) until the T?ang Dynasties up to the Khitan Occupation (A.D.... more...

  • Earl and His Butler in Constantinople, Theby Nigel Webb; Webb Caroline

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 27.00

    George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull, was an unconventional ambassador. A Scottish aristocrat who had been imprisoned for his Jacobite sympathies and almost bankrupted by his involvement in the South Sea Bubble, Lord Kinnoull had no previous diplomatic experience when he was unexpectedly appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in 1729. Leaving his wife... more...

  • Voyages and Discoveriesby Richard Hakluyt; Jack Beeching

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English... more...