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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00
A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen?s own), and a passionate defense of Israel?s legitimacy. Richard Cohen?s book is part reportage, part memoir?an intimate journey through the history of Europe?s Jews, culminating in the establishment of Israel. A veteran, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post , Cohen began this journey... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 57.95
In this engrossing cultural history of baseball in Taiwan, Andrew D. Morris traces the game?s social, ethnic, political, and cultural significance since its introduction on the island more than one hundred years ago. Introduced by the Japanese colonial government at the turn of the century, baseball was expected to "civilize" and modernize Taiwan?s... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00
The first complete English translation of John Skylitzes' Middle Byzantine chronicle, with introductions and notes, first published in 2010. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99
For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma--through sanctions and tourist boycotts--only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 18.99
"A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."-- The New York Times Book Review As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the... more...