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  • The Islamic Enlightenmentby Christopher de Bellaigue

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern... more...

  • Following Osirisby Mark Smith

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 194.99

    Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. This volume is concerned with ancient Egyptian conceptions of the relationship between Osiris and the deceased, focusing on five distinct periods over four millennia to trace changes in aspirations for the Osirian afterlife and explore when and why they occurred. more...

  • Triumph Sports Carsby Graham Robson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary... more...

  • Freedom at Midnight: Inspiration for the major motion picture Viceroy?s Houseby Larry Collins; Dominique Lapierre

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.92

    Inspiration for the major film starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi and directed by Gurinder Chadha. more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600by Wim Blockmans; Mikhail Krom; Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600 explores the links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas. Maritime trade routes connected diverse geographical and cultural spheres, contributing to a more integrated Europe in both cultural and material... more...

  • Shanghai Faithfulby Jennifer Lin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 35.99

    Through the 150-year saga of one family, this book traces the remarkable religious evolution of the world?s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of Christianity in China. Five generations of Lins?buffeted by history?s crosscurrents and personal strife?bring to life an era still unfolding. more...

  • Qur'an of the Oppressedby Shadaab Rahemtulla

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This study analyses the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence. more...

  • Chinese Film Festivalsby Chris Berry; Luke Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.48

    This book is the first anthology of research devoted to the booming world of Chinese film festivals, covering both mainstream and independent films. It also explores festivals in the Chinese-speaking world and festivals of Chinese films in the rest of the world. The book asks how Chinese film festivals function as sites of translation, translating... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nepalby Nanda R. Shrestha

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 124.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nepal contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers,... more...

  • Viet Namby Ben Kiernan

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    This comprehensive work traces Viet Nam's history, a narrative of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious heritage, from ancient chiefdoms to imperial provinces, from independent kingdoms to contending regions, civil wars, French colonies, and modern republics. more...