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  • Constantinopleby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman... more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed... more...

  • Medieval Russia, 980?1584by Janet Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    A revised edition of the history of Russia from 980?1584. more...

  • The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestryby Trevor Rowley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Odo, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. He played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of the Conquest of England, after which, as Earl of Kent, he was second only to William in wealth and power. He was the first Chief Justice of England on occasion also acted as... more...

  • Chinese Houses of Southeast Asiaby Ronald G. Knapp; A. Chester Ong; Wang Gungwu

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95

    Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community. The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these... more...

  • The Bulldozer in the Countrysideby Adam Rome

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 23.00

    Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development. more...

  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...

  • Into That Silent Seaby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. more...

  • The Cageby Gordon Weiss

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    In just four months in 2009, Sri Lanka's 26 year-old desperate civil war came to a brutal and bloody end on a desolate stretch of beach in the island's north east. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed when the government decimated the guerilla organisation, the Tamil Tigers. Gordon Weiss witnessed the conflict at first hand... more...