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  • Approaching Ottoman Historyby Suraiya Faroqhi

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    A state-of-the-art introduction to Ottoman history and sources for students embarking upon their research. more...

  • The Man Who Loved Chinaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"? New York Times Book Review ) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"? Time ) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets... more...

  • The Silk Road in World Historyby Xinru Liu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 13.99

    The Silk Road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty (206BCE-220CE), in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts... more...

  • The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asiaby Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Gandhiby Judith M. Brown; Anthony Parel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    A fresh interpretation of one of the most influential and revered figures of the modern world. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Schoenbergby Jennifer Shaw; Joseph Auner

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    A reader-friendly, comprehensive, and innovative single volume introduction to Schoenberg's life, works, and ongoing legacy. more...

  • The Napoleonic Warsby Mike Rapport

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particularly in Spain, Germany, and Italy - and are frequently viewed in these places as the starting point of... more...

  • Weimar Germanyby Eric D. Weitz

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Weimar Germany still fascinates us, and now this complex and remarkably creative period and place has the history it deserves. Eric Weitz's Weimar Germany reveals the Weimar era as a time of strikingly progressive achievements--and even greater promise. With a rich thematic narrative and detailed portraits of some of Weimar's greatest figures, this... more...

  • China in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 10.99

    The need to understand China has never been more pressing. Within one generation, the global giant has transformed from an impoverished, repressive state into an economic and political powerhouse; yet conflicting impressions of the country and its leaders abound. In the fully revised and updated second edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone... more...

  • Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780?1840by John E. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000. more...