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  • Burma/Myanmarby David Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    A concise introduction to the long-obscured Southeast Asian country struggling to emerge from a half-century of military rule. more...

  • The Masnavi, Book Threeby Jalal al-Din Rumi; Jawid Mojaddedi

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 10.99

    Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years. 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...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Tim Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country?s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three... more...

  • Russia's Sputnik Generationby Donald J. Raleigh

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35

    Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...

  • The Ayatollah Begs to Differby Hooman Majd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist.   The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and... more...

  • 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...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 10.99

    The fourth edition of this ancient guide to living and dying features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West . Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors... more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queensby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father?s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father?s conquests into the world?s first truly... more...

  • Hispaniaeby J. S. Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book traces the beginnings and the first 140 years of the Roman presence in Spain. more...