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  • The Life of Roman Republicanismby Joy Connolly

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In recent years, Roman political thought has attracted increased attention as intellectual historians and political theorists have explored the influence of the Roman republic on major thinkers from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Held up as a ?third way? between liberalism and communitarianism, neo-Roman republicanism promises useful, persuasive... more...

  • The Nashos' Warby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Group Australia 2014; Not Available

    More than sixty-three thousand young Australians were drafted into national service during the Vietnam War. The 'nashos' were chosen by chance, when their birthdates were drawn from a lottery barrel. Not all of them ended up in Vietnam, but their random fate came to symbolise the war, and divide a nation. Drawing on interviews with more... more...

  • Manuscript Cultures: Mapping the Fieldby Jörg Quenzer; Jan-Ulrich Sobisch; Dmitry Bondarev

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    What do Mesoamerica, Greece, Byzantium, Island, Chad, Ethiopia, India, Tibet, China and Japan have in common? Like many other cultures of the world, they share a particular form of cultural heritage: ancient handwritten documents. In 2007, scholars from some20 countries around the world gathered at the University of Copenhagen for a workshop on manuscripts... more...

  • The Seasons of Troubleby Rohini Mohan

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    For three decades, Sri Lanka?s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. More than a million had been displaced by the conflict, and the resilient among them still dared to hope. But the... more...

  • Asian Expansionsby Geoff Wade

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested only in the control of populations, not in expanding... more...

  • The Near East since the First World Warby M.E. Yapp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This clear, balanced and authoritative survey of the history of the region is now fully up to date again. The text contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including... more...

  • Tracing the New Indian Diasporaby Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 88.00

    The growing importance of the Indian diaspora is felt today across the globe due to its emergence as the second-largest dias¬poric community. By examining historical, socio-cultural, economic, political, and lite¬rary aspects of the Indian diaspora, this volume sets out to trace the latest devel¬opments in the field of Indian diaspora studies. It brings... more...

  • Without You, There Is No Usby Suki Kim

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00

    A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...

  • Another Man's Warby Barnaby Phillips

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99

    At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a local family... more...

  • 1946: The Making of the Modern Worldby Victor Sebestyen

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 21.44

    A compelling account of a crucial year in post-war history, in the tradition of Margaret MacMillan's award-winning and bestselling The Peacemakers . more...