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  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world      A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolutionby Malick W. Ghachem

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A provocative history of Haiti up to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. more...

  • Cuisine and Empireby Rachel Laudan

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Rachel Laudan tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the world?s great cuisines?from the mastery of grain cooking some twenty thousand years ago, to the present?in this superbly researched book. Probing beneath the apparent confusion of dozens of cuisines to reveal the underlying simplicity of the culinary family tree, she shows how periodic... more...

  • Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounterby Sandra E. Greene

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    "Greene gives the reader a vivid sense of the Anlo encounter with western thought and Christian beliefs... and the resulting erasures, transferences, adaptations, and alterations in their perceptions of place, space, and the body." -- Emmanuel Akyeampong Sandra E. Greene reconstructs... more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • The Imperial Mantleby David D. Newsom

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    The Imperial Mantle The United States, Decolonization, and the Third World David D. Newsom A probing analysis of relations between the United States and the Third World in the post--World War II era. "To understand why some people in the Third World like to throw rocks at us, read... more...

  • The Rise of an African Middle Classby Michael O. West

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.35

    "Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." -- Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, ... more...

  • Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studiesby Bill Ashcroft; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin

    Routledge 1998; US$ 19.95

    This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues which characterise post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities. As a subject, post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language... more...

  • Common Whores, Vertuous Women, and Loveing Wivesby Debra A. Meyers

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Religious conflicts had a pronounced effect on women and their families in early modern England, but our understanding of that impact is limited by the restrictions that prevented the open expression of religious beliefs in the post-Reformation years. More can be gleaned by shifting our focus to the... more...

  • Tourists at the Tajby Tim Edensor

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 67.95

    This book presents for the first time a sociological analysis of the cultural phenomenon, the Taj Mahal. It describes many of the tourist practices around the Taj as well as considering the notion of tourism in a wider context. more...