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  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Without You, There Is No Usby Suki Kim

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00

    A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but... more...

  • The Crisis of Global Modernityby Prasenjit Duara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Drawing on historical sociology, transnational histories and Asian traditions, Duara seeks answers to the pressing global issue of environmental sustainability. more...

  • The A to Z of the Kurdsby Michael M. Gunter

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Kurds covers the largest nation on Earth that does not have its own independent state. Scholars, government officials who are dealing with the Middle East and the Kurds, the news media, as well as the general reader will find this an accessible historical account about a people who are becoming increasingly important for the future... more...

  • Hitler 1889-1936by Ian Kershaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 31.98

    Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw... more...

  • A History of the Middle Eastby Peter Mansfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 23.98

    Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations,... more...

  • Africa since 1940by Frederick Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

    This textbook bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace. more...

  • Lenin and the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolutionby Esther Kingston-Mann

    Oxford University Press 1983; US$ 13.99

    Examines the evolution of Lenin's thinking on the place of the Russian peasant in theory and in the potential reality of Marxist revolution. more...

  • Text und Übersetzungby Martin L. West; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 63.00

    Since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) no comprehensive, scholarly commentary of Homer’s Iliad has been published in German. In the meantime considerable progress has been made in many traditional areas of Homeric studies (language, realia, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged new fields such as narratology have been systematically... more...

  • Crafting the Nation in Colonial Indiaby Abigail McGowan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 120.00

    "Well before Gandhi popularized hand-spun, hand-woven cloth, British and Indian activists had made crafts central to plans for India's economic and cultural revival. Combining tradition and employment at a time of industrial transition, crafts appealed to both government officials and nationalist activists alike - even as they bemoaned artisans as... more...