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  • Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Centuryby Adeed Dawisha; Adeed Dawisha

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered more for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter-Arab divisions, and for words and actions distinguished by their meagerness. But people tend to forget the majesty that Arab nationalism once was.... more...

  • Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911?1924by Ivan Sablin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The governance arrangements put in place for Siberia and Mongolia after the collapse of the Qing and Russian Empires were highly unusual, experimental and extremely interesting. The Buryat-Mongol Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic established within the Soviet Union in 1923 and the independent Mongolian People?s Republic established a year later... more...

  • Landscape, Nature, and the Sacred in Byzantiumby Veronica della Dora

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores Byzantine perceptions of creation and different types of natural environments, and the principles underpinning such perceptions. more...

  • Battling the Godsby Tim Whitmarsh

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.86

    <p>How new is atheism?</p><p>In <i>Battling the Gods</i>, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities.</p><p>Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply Christian Europe, atheism was a matter of serious public... more...

  • Heteronormativity, Passionate Aesthetics and Symbolic Subversion in Asiaby Saskia E. Wieringa; Abha Bhaiya; Nursyahbani Katjasungkana

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    This book examines life trajectories among three categories of women living beyond the bounds of heteronormativity in Jakarta and Delhi: women who have lost their husbands, either through divorce or death; sex workers; and young, urban lesbians. These two major cities have substantively different religious and social values. Delhi has a large Hindu... more...

  • Stone Coldby Andrew Faulkner

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 24.54

    From the jungles of New Guinea to the CIA's black ops program in Vietnam, this is the extraordinary life of one of Australia's fiercest soldiers. more...

  • To Vietnam in Vainby Edward A. Hagan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 55.00

    American military advisors in South Vietnam came to know their allies personally--as few American soldiers could. In addition to fighting the Viet Cong, advisors engaged in community building projects and local government initiatives. They dealt firsthand with corrupt American and South Vietnamese bureaucracies. Not many advisors would have been surprised... more...

  • The Roots of Asian Weavingby Eric Boudot; Chris Buckley

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 40.00

    This groundbreaking book documents the weaving traditions and textiles of one of Asia’s most ethnically diverse areas, placing them in a regional context. Based on more than a decade of firsthand study in the field, the authors record the traditions of Miao, Yao, Buyi, Dong, Zhuang, Maonan, Dai and Li weavers from Guizhou to Hainan Island. They... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Historyby Michael J Seth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field cover the Late Choson and Colonial periods, Korea?s... more...

  • Across Forest, Steppe, and Mountainby David A. Bello

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Using Manchu and Chinese sources, this book explores the environmental history of Qing China's Manchurian, Inner Mongolian, and Yunnan borderlands. more...