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  • Setting the Desert on Fireby James Barr

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage... more...

  • The High Road to Chinaby Kate Teltscher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    In 1774 British traders longed to open relations with China so they sent a young Scotsman, George Bogle, as an envoy to Tibet. Bogle became smitten by what he saw there, and struck up a remarkable friendship with the Panchen Lama. This gripping book tells the story of their two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain... more...

  • The Korean Warby Steven Hugh Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Tens of thousands of US soldiers and untold millions of Koreans died in this war the first major arena of the East-West conflict. This concise international history of the war offers a new approach to its understanding, tracing its origins and dynamics to the interplay between modern Korean history and twentieth century world history. The narrative... more...

  • The Koreansby Michael Breen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The rise of South Korea is one of the most unexpected and inspirational developments of the latter part of our century. A few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they came out of the fields and into Silicon Valley. In 1997, this powerhouse of a nation reeled and almost collapsed as a result of a weak... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Historyby Norman G. Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History... more...

  • Orientalismby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate. In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful assault was launched on 'orientalism', led by Edward Said. The debate ranged far beyond the traditional limits of 'dry-as-dust' orientalism,... more...

  • Gandhiby David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy... more...

  • Hiroshimaby Ran Zwigenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    An original and compelling new analysis of Hiroshima's place within the global development of Holocaust and World War II memory. more...

  • The Transformation of the International Order of Asiaby Shigeru Akita; Gerold Krozewski; Shoichi Watanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the interconnections between the transfer of power and state... more...

  • The Hidden History of the Korean Warby I. F. Stone; Mark Crispin Miller; Bruce Cumings

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Journalistic icon I. F. Stone?s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings ?Much about the Korean War is still hidden, and much will long remain hidden. I believe I have succeeded in throwing new light on its origins.? ?From the author?s preface... more...