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  • 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...

  • Ottoman Nizamiye Courtsby Avi Rubin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    A fresh look at one of the most important landmarks in the passage of the Ottoman Middle East to modernity during the late nineteenth century, this book explores the Nizamiye court system. The author offers an innovative conceptualization to serve as an alternative to common - yet poorly grounded - wisdoms about legal change in the modern Middle... more...

  • The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle Eastby Elie Podeh

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The first systematic study of the role of celebrations and public holidays in the Arab Middle East. more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2011; US$ 16.23

    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... more...

  • Levantby Philip Mansel

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 17.53

    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. They... more...

  • Religious Transformation in South Asiaby Christopher Harding

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    In the last decades of the nineteenth century, urgent and unprecedented demands among oppressed peoples in colonial India drove what came to be called 'mass conversion movements' towards a range of Christian denominations, launching a revolution in South Asia's two thousand-year Christian history. For all the scale, drama, and lasting controversy... 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...

  • Days of Fearby Daniele Mastrogiacomo; Michael Reynolds

    Europa 2010; US$ 11.99

    On March 5, 2007, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, his driver and his interpreter were captured by the Taliban. His captors threatened to execute him if Italy did not immediately withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. When Italy refused this demand, the driver, twenty-five-year old Sayed Agha, was decapitated before Mastrogiacomo?s eyes. A video of this horrifying... more...