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  • Sojourns of the Soulby Dana Micucci

    Quest Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Sojourns of the Soul differs from other inspirational travel books by providing a rare mix of in-depth wisdom and literary insights from the holistic view of one experienced female traveler. Dana Micucci gives a compelling account of her growing spiritual illumination through visits to some of the most sacred places on earth. Her lively, engaging... more...

  • In the Lands of the Christiansby Nabil Matar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    In the Lands of the Christians presents original translations from Arabic of four Christian and Muslim writers who visited Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century. These essays contain careful descriptions of the regions, societies, customs, and religions these intrepid travelers encountered in their journeys. Here you will find the complete... more...

  • 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...

  • Thailand Travel Atlasby Periplus Editions

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Finding your way around the various regions within Thailand is a breeze with this handy Tuttle Travel Atlas. Designed for the adventurous traveler and containing all the maps you'll need on your explorations, this atlas includes many views that are available nowhere else. The atlas is conveniently divided into the major regions of Thailand: Bangkok,... 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...