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  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 23.32

    Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised... more...

  • Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400by Lucille Chia; Hilde de Weerdt

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology. more...

  • Chinese Indonesians and Regime Changeby Marleen Dieleman; Juliette Koning; Peter Post

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change.... more...

  • The Crimean Khanate and Poland-Lithuaniaby Dariusz Kolodziejczyk

    BRILL 2011; US$ 334.00

    This is an extensive study, supplemented by an edition of relevant sources, of the diplomatic contacts between Poland-Lithuania and the Crimean Khanate between the early 15th and the late 18th century. It contains a chronology of mutual relations, a formal analysis of various types of documents, and a glimpse into the working of the Crimean chancery,... more...

  • A Catalogue of the Turkish Manuscripts in the John Rylands University Library at Manchesterby Jan Schmidt

    BRILL 2011; US$ 197.00

    During the six hundred years of its existence, innumerable of manuscripts with, mostly, Turkish texts were produced in the Ottoman Empire. These are mainly preserved in libraries in the countries that once were part of that extended empire; a lesser number of such manuscripts had their origin in central Asia, Persia and India. From the sixteenth century... more...

  • Islam, Orientalism and Intellectual Historyby Mohammad R. Salama

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    As the events and aftermath of 9/11 have shown, the relationship between Islam and the West is deeply troubled. Here Mohammad Salama calls for a new understanding of Islam as a historical condition that has existed in relationship to the West since the seventh century. He compares the Arab-Islamic and European traditions of historical thought since... more...

  • Egyptby Robert L. Tignor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone... more...

  • Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipaby Hermann Kulke; K Kesavapany; Vijay Sakhuja

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 89.90

    The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdue the kingdoms of southern India, as well as occupy Sri Lanka and the Maldives, by the early eleventh century. It was also during this period that the Cholas initiated links with Song China.Concurrently, the Southeast Asian polity of Sriwijaya had, through its... more...

  • Levantby Philip Mansel

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    Levant is a book of cities. It describes the role of Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut as windows on the world, escapes from nationality and tradition, centres of wealth, pleasure and freedom. By their mix of races and religions, they challenge stereotypes. France and Britain liberated the area through their schools, while conquering it through arms.... more...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2011; US$ 15.99

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the... more...