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  • Inventing Lebanonby Kais M. Firro

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 32.00

    Inventing Lebanon examines the history behind an idea: a new polity of ?Greater Lebanon?. It shows how, under the powerful influence of the French Mandate, various groups of the local elite attempted to create what amounted to a new Lebanese nationalism, carving the state into Maronite Christian, Sunni and Shiite power bases. The results only accentuated... more...

  • Post-War Bosniaby Dr Florian Bieber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Ten years after the end of the war in Bosnia, ethnicity continues to matter and the country remains dependent on international intervention. The Dayton Peace Accord signed in 1995 successfully ended the war, but froze the ethnic conflict in one of the most complex systems of government in the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of governance... more...

  • Love's Riteby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    An examination of same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides in India. more...

  • Iran: A Very Short Introductionby Ali Ansari

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet media interest and extensive coverage has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a superficial understanding of what is a complex and nuanced political culture and civilization. This Very Short Introduction presents a radical reinterpretation... more...

  • Asian Expansionsby Geoff Wade

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested only in the control of populations, not in expanding... more...

  • The Near East since the First World Warby M.E. Yapp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This clear, balanced and authoritative survey of the history of the region is now fully up to date again. The text contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolutionby Guo Jian; Yongyi Song; Yuan Zhou

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 114.99

    The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's most populous country, often turning things upside down and undermining the party, government, and army while simultaneously weakening the economy,... more...

  • Asian Juggernautby Brahma Chellaney

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • State and Society in the Philippinesby Patricio N. Abinales; Donna J. Amoroso

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99

    This thoughtful book explores the enduring tensions between state and society in the Philippines by tracing its history of state formation and the corresponding conflicts and collaborations between state leaders and social forces. One horn of the dilemma is the persistent inability of the state to provide basic services, guarantee peace and order,... more...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters 'Justin Marozzi is the most brilliant of the new generation of travelwriter-historians' - Sunday Telegraph... more...