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- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99
The book analyzes various aspects of Javanese culture and society, including its history, customs, arts, architecture, polity, and society. This study strongly emphasizes the importance of local cultures over global monoculture and examines how localities have adapted to foreign influences. more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95
Despite Cultures examines the strategies and realities of the Soviet state-building project in Tajikistan during the 1920s and 1930s. Based on extensive archival research, Botakoz Kassymbekova analyzes the tactics of Soviet officials at the center and periphery that produced, imitated, and improvised governance in this Soviet southern borderland... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00
In the 13th century, Chinggis Khan rose to power, leading an empire of a million people and defeating surrounding regions with much larger populations. This compendium follows the achievements?and failures?of the Mongol Empire from the birth of Chinggis Khan in 1162 to the formation of the successor states that came from the dissolution of the world... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95
This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
First published in 1979, prior to the Iran-Iraq war, this important collection of speeches explains some of the strategic foundations of Iraq?s foreign and internal policies under the Ba?th Arab Socialist Party. This work concerns itself with aspects varying from advice on youth ? ?Let us win the young to safeguard the future? ?,to speeches on Iraq?s... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00
This social history of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) sheds new light on the interplay between political and academic leaders and academic organization in the Reform era (1978 - ), and provides new insights into the changing character of the Chinese Communist Party in academic life.? more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
In Asian Juggernaut , the revelatory and important International Bestseller by Brahma Chellaney, a renowned authority on Asia?s political and economic development offers an incisive and insightful analysis of the region?s pivotal role on the world stage. Examining the rise of China, India, and Japan as preeminent powers and their key position... more...