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  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Iran: A Very Short Introductionby Ali Ansari

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction Ali Ansari provides a radical reinterpretation of Iranian history and politics, placing the Islamic Revolution in the context of a century of political change and social transformation, to gain a fuller understanding of Iran's identity, culture, and politics. more...

  • A Passage to Infinityby George Gheverghese Joseph

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book traces the first faltering steps taken in the mathematical theorisation of infinity which marks the emergence of modern mathematics. It analyses the part played by Indian mathematicians through the Kerala conduit, which is an important but neglected part of the history of mathematics. Passage to Infinity: Medieval Indian Mathematics from... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.98

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • Long Time Passing, New Editionby Myra MacPherson

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Praise for the original edition: "A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era." ?San Francisco Chronicle "Myra MacPherson?s book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of." ?Joseph Heller "A brilliant and necessary book... this stunning depiction... more...

  • The Freedman in the Roman Worldby Henrik Mouritsen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The first comprehensive study in over a century, covering all major aspects of the subject. more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IVby Apollonius of Rhodes; Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The Argonautica is the only surviving epic between Homer and Virgil; Book IV is an extraordinary product of Greek poetry. more...

  • The Demography of Roman Egyptby Roger S. Bagnall; Bruce W. Frier; Ansley J. Coale

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    By studying the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt, the authors reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. more...