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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

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

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Egyptby Robert L. Tignor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36

    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...