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  • Witness To Warby Richard Aldrich

    Transworld 2014; US$ 19.31

    WITNESS TO WAR is an eye-opening retelling of the war experience through the private diaries kept by people from all walks of life and from many countries. The twentieth century's Second World War announced its arrival from a distance, and as early as spring 1938 city-dwellers across Europe expected destruction on an epic scale. Men, women and children,... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essaysby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter... more...

  • Antike um jeden Preisby Charlotte Schreiter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    After the Seven Years? War, plaster casts and copies of ancient sculptures were produced and sold in Germany on a scale never seen before. This study offers insight into the acquisition andproduction of andtradein plaster casts and copies of antique sculptures during this period. more...

  • Emerging Africaby Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A rare and timely intervention from Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, on development in Africa. To many, Africa is the new frontier. As the West lies battered by financial crisis, Africa is seen as offering limitless opportunities for wealth creation in the march of globalization. But what is Africa... more...

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... more...

  • The Arab Lands under Ottoman Ruleby Jane Hathaway; Karl Barbir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    In this seminal study, Jane Hathaway presents a wide-ranging reassessment of the effects of Ottoman rule on the Arab Lands of Egypt, Greater Syria, Iraq and Yemen - the first of its kind in over forty years. Challenging outmoded perceptions of this period as a demoralizing prelude to the rise of Arab nationalism and Arab nation-states in the nineteenth... more...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...

  • The Vietnam Warby Mitchell K. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Vietnam War examines the conflict from its origins through to 1975 and North Vietnam's victory.  This new revised edition   is completely up-to-date with current academic debates and includes new source material.  Mitchell Hall explores all the key elements of the conflict, including: ·        US motivations for entering the war and the military... more...

  • Deeply Dividedby Doug McAdam; Karina Kloos

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    By many measures--commonsensical or statistical--the United States has not been more divided politically or economically in the last hundred years than it is now. How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the war years and post-war period to the extreme inequality and savage partisan divisions of today?... more...

  • Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500?1800by Sara Scalenghe

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. more...