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  • The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empireby Sam White

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book explores the serious and far-reaching impacts of Little Ice Age climate fluctuations in Ottoman lands. more...

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    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...

  • City of Heavenly Tranquillityby Jasper Becker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.50

    The great city of Beijing, capital of China from the ninth century, and given its form for five hundred years by the Ming Dynasty, was for a millennium one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At a time when London, Paris, or Rome had only several hundred thousand residents, Beijing held over a million. This book tells the history of this great... more...

  • Grand Centaur Stationby Larry Frolick

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.95

    With the grim determination of an unrepentant rocker, Larry Frolick sets off on a 12,000-mile trek across Central Asia, brooding over the fate of its lost civilizations. From Kiev, Crimean Tartary, and Moscow, through the nomadic homelands of Uzbekistan, Kyrgizstan, Tien-Shan, and finally into distant Mongolia and Siberia, he explores a continent on... more...

  • The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnamby Ira A. Jr. Hunt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 35.00

    Of all the military assignments in Vietnam, perhaps none was more challenging than the defense of the Mekong River Delta region. Operating deep within the Viet Cong--controlled Delta, the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army was charged with protecting the area and its population against Communist insurgents and ensuring the success of the South... more...

  • A Death in Jerusalemby Kati Marton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    On the evening of September 17, 1948, a car carrying Count Folke Bernadotte, the first United Nations?appointed mediator in the Middle East, traveled up a narrow Jerusalem street. As the car shifted gears for the climb toward the New City, an Israeli Army jeep nosed into the road, forcing Bernadotte?s car and the two following him to come to a full... more...

  • A History of Modern Libyaby Dirk Vandewalle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise. more...

  • Tinderboxby M.J. Akbar

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    ?Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar?s stands out?.A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.? ? The Economist In Tinderbox , India?s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their... more...

  • The 1967 Arab-Israeli Warby Wm Roger Louis; Avi Shlaim

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together experts in their fields to reassess the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Historyby Touraj Daryaee

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57

    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Iran proceeds chronologically through the history of Iran, from ancient times to the present. This reliable and accessible collection of essays can serve as an introduction to the field of Iranian studies and a useful review for practicing scholars. more...