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  • Sparta’s Kingsby John Car

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th century BC, when Theopompos of the Eurypontid clan emerges as the first recorded Spartan king. At least fifty-seven men held office as Spartan... more...

  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.38

    The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic... more...

  • Political Ideology in the Arab Worldby Michaelle L. Browers

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Discusses some of the most significant ideological debates that have animated the Arab world over the last two decades. more...

  • Indian Merchants and Eurasian Trade, 1600?1750by Stephen Frederic Dale

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 38.00

    This 1994 book assesses the economic significance of Indian, mercantile communities trading in Iran, Central Asia and Russia. more...

  • Reviving Phoeniciaby Asher Kaufman

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    Reviving Phoenicia' follows the social, intellectual and political development of the Phoenician myth of origin in Lebanon from the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Asher Kaufman demonstrates the role played by the lay, liberal Syrian-Lebanese who resided in Beirut, Alexandria and America towards the end of the nineteenth... more...

  • Blood and Beliefby Aliza Marcus

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    The Kurds, who number some 28 million people in the Middle East, have no country they can call their own. Long ignored by the West, Kurds are now highly visible actors on the world's political stage. More than half live in Turkey, where the Kurdish struggle has gained new strength and attention since the U.S. overthrow of Saddam Hussein in neighboring... more...

  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

  • The Annals of the Saljuq Turksby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh , is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime.... more...

  • A Family of No Prominenceby Eugene Park

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and inherited ancestral status. Yet today's ordinary Korean would be hard pressed to explain the whereabouts of ancestors before the twentieth century. With A Family of No Prominence , Eugene Y. Park gives us a remarkable account of a nonelite family, that of Pak Tokhwa and his descendants (which... more...

  • Mao's Little Red Bookby Alexander C. Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon. more...