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  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • Rascals in Paradiseby James A. Michener; A. Grove Day; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.99

    Tales of the South Pacific . Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam Costock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur became a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired youth who used his charm to win over his captors; and Captain Bligh,... more...

  • Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China, Volume Oneby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth... more...

  • Travels in Tartary Thibet and China, Volume Twoby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of... more...

  • The Travels of an Alchemistby Li Chih-Ch'ang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1931. Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with certainty the otherwise obscure and much disputed dates of Chingiz Khan's movements during his Western campaign. The author, a Taoist doctor,... more...

  • Jerusalem 1913by Amy Dockser Marcus

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...

  • Science and the Indian Traditionby David L. Gosling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights. Gosling examines the effects of the introduction... more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    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...

  • The City Besiegedby Israel Eph'al

    BRILL 2009; US$ 116.00

    Exploring the military, legal, social and literary aspects of ancient warfare, this book examines the multifaceted nature of the siege phenomenon in the ancient Near East. It incorporates lexical study and military thinking and focuses on the technology of warfare and human behavior in a state of emergency. more...

  • Asian Juggernautby Brahma Chellaney

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...