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  • War & Trade With the Pharaohsby Garry J Shaw

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 19.49

    The ancient Egyptians presented themselves as superior to all other people in the world; on temple walls, the pharaoh is shown smiting foreign enemies – people from Nubia, Libya and the Levant – or crushing them beneath his chariot. Officially, foreigners represented disorder and chaos – the opposite of Egypt’s perfect land... more...

  • Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BCby John D Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 25.07

    Between c.350 BC and 30 BC the Mediterranean world was one in which kings ruled. The exceptions were the Greek cities and Roman Italy. But for most of that period neither of these republican areas was central to events. For the crucial centuries between Alexander the Great and the Roman conquest of Macedon, the political running was made by kings,... more...

  • The Arabic Freudby Omnia El Shakry

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The first in-depth look at how postwar thinkers in Egypt mapped the intersections between Islamic discourses and psychoanalytic thought In 1945, psychologist Yusuf Murad introduced an Arabic term borrowed from the medieval Sufi philosopher and mystic Ibn ‘Arabi— al-la-shu‘ur —as a translation for Sigmund Freud’s concept of the unconscious. By the... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby David Wallace

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature. more...

  • North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Orderby Patrick McEachern; Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have repeatedly noted that North Korea and Iran occupy a similar... more...

  • Sky Countryby Christine Kitano

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2017; US$ 9.99

    Hungry for home and belonging, these poems re-imagine real and ideal experiences of immigration and displacement through Asian American perspectives. more...

  • Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in Indiaby Ezra Rashkow; Sanjukta Ghosh; Upal Chakrabarti

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book sheds new light on the dynamics of the colonial encounter between Britain and India. It highlights how various analytical approaches to this encounter can be creatively mobilised to rethink entanglements of memory and identity emerging from British rule in the subcontinent. This volume reevaluates central, long-standing debates about the... more...

  • China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectivesby Priscilla Roberts; Odd Arne Westad

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.28

    This book explores the forces that impelled China, the world’s largest socialist state, to make massive changes in its domestic and international stance during the long 1970s. Fourteen distinguished scholars investigate the special, perhaps crucial part that the territory of Hong Kong played in encouraging and midwifing China’s relationship with the... more...

  • The Tragedy of Vietnamby Patrick J. Hearden

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 66.95

    The Tragedy of Vietnam is a brief and accessible text providing a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Patrick J. Hearden offers historical background of the conflict and examines its long-term consequences on a regional and global scale. This fifth edition includes expanded discussions of postwar American–Vietnamese... more...

  • Debating Collaboration and Complicity in War Crimes Trials in Asia, 1945-1956by Kerstin von Lingen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This innovative volume examines the nexus between war crimes trials and the pursuit of collaborators in post-war Asia. Global standards of behaviour in time of war underpinned the prosecution of Japanese military personnel in Allied courts in Asia and the Pacific. Japan’s contradictory roles in the Second World War as brutal oppressor of conquered... more...