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  • National Policy, Global Memoryby Sarah Gensburger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    Since 1963, the state of Israel has awarded the title of "Righteous among the Nations" to individuals who risked their lives sheltering Jews during the Holocaust. This distinction remained solely an Israeli initiative until the late 1990s, when European governments began developing their own national categories, the most prominent of which was the... more...

  • The Gempei War 1180?85by Stephen Turnbull; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai. Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would... more...

  • The Frozen Chosenby Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.99

    The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' Finest Hour.' Based on first-person interviews from surviving... more...

  • Arminius Vambéry and the British Empireby David Mandler

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This study examines the life of Arminius Vambéry, the nineteenth-century Hungarian writer, intellectual, and informal diplomat who traveled extensively throughout Central Asia. It uses his experiences to explore the identity politics of the period and the political and intellectual concept of Orientalism. more...

  • Wandering Knights: China Legacies, Lived and Recalledby Robert W. Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 175.00

    A memoir of China during World War II, when Barnett, a US airman, shared friendship and scholarly interests with a young Chinese historian. They translated part of an ancient Chinese history, and met again in 1982. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. more...

  • Defending British India against Napoleonby Amita Das; Aditya Das

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 109.38

    A study of how Napoleon's very real and very serious threat to British India was countered. more...

  • Cities in Motionby Su Lin Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A social history of cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia's ethnically diverse port cities, seen within the global context of the interwar era. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testamentby Stephen B. Chapman; Marvin A. Sweeney

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This Companion provides an outstanding introduction to the historical origins and literary character of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. more...

  • The Fuzileirosby John P. Cann

    Helion and Company 2016; US$ 23.96

    In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its Empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces of Africa. Following the uprisings of March 1961 in the north of Angola, Portugal... more...

  • Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Localityby Bagoes Wiryomartono

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    The book analyzes various aspects of Javanese culture and society, including its history, customs, arts, architecture, polity, and society. This study strongly emphasizes the importance of local cultures over global monoculture and examines how localities have adapted to foreign influences. more...