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  • American Imperial Pastoralby Rebecca Tinio McKenna

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously ?Made No Little Plans,? set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism... more...

  • Rewriting the Nation in Modern Kazakh Literatureby Diana T. Kudaibergenova

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 94.99

    This interdisciplinary study is a comprehensive survey of cultural discourse and literary production in Kazakhstan. It examines the construction of national narratives before and after Soviet rule and argues that literature has held a central role in the creation of Kazakhstan's national identity. more...

  • Godzilla on My Mindby William M. Tsutsui

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, the original, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere. Ever since Godzilla (or, Gojira, as he is known in Japan) crawled out of his radioactive birthplace to cut a swath of destruction through... more...

  • Architects of Buddhist Leisureby Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region?in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong,... more...

  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraqby IraqiGirl

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 13.00

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation. more...

  • The Plague of Warby Jennifer T. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. Jennifer Roberts' rich narrative of this famous conflict is the first general history to tell the whole story, from the war's origins down to Sparta's defeat at... more...

  • Longing for the Lost Caliphateby Mona Hassan

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In the United States and Europe, the word "caliphate" has conjured historically romantic and increasingly pernicious associations. Yet the caliphate's significance in Islamic history and Muslim culture remains poorly understood. This book explores the myriad meanings of the caliphate for Muslims around the world through the analytical lens of two... more...

  • Griechische und römische Literaturby Oliver Schütze

    J.B. Metzler 2017; US$ 8.92

    Sie gehören seit Jahrtausenden zum Lesekanon der klassischen Literatur: Äsop, Aischylos, Herodot, Homer, Sophokles, Cicero, Horaz, Ovid, Plinius und Vergil. Das Lexikon porträtiert die wichtigsten 120 Schriftsteller der griechischen und römischen Antike. Ein Streifzug für Literaturbegeisterte. more...

  • China?s Rise and Changing Order in East Asiaby David Arase

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 109.86

    This book discusses the impact of China's rise on regional order at three levels: Sino-US relations, East Asia?s contested sub regions and regional institutions. Sino-US relations provide a framework to examine macro-regional relations. In East Asia?s contested sub regions--Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the eastern Indian Ocean region?the author... more...

  • Res Publica and the Roman Republicby Louise Hodgson

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Res Publica and the Roman Republic explores the political crisis at the end of the Roman Republic through the changing perceptions of the political sphere itself, the res publica. The volume seeks to show how the rhetoric surrounding the latter mirrors the changes in the Roman political landscape throughout this period. more...