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  • Yezidis, Theby Birgül Açikyildiz

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ?devil worship?, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from... more...

  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Woody Holton

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...

  • The Road to Disunionby William W. Freehling

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In the first volume of his long awaited, monumental study of the South's road to disunion, eminent historian William Freehling offers a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here, and Freehling vividly recounts each crisis, illuminating the many complex issues... more...

  • The Gateby Francois Bizot

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The New York Times ?It possesses such truth of feeling, such clarity and conviction of narrative, such a wealth of image and adventure, and such depths of long-held passion that I do believe it is indeed that rarest thing: a classic.? ? John le Carré , from the Foreword ?A deeply unsettling account of a particular ordeal that suggests larger questions:... more...

  • An Introduction to Literary Ottomanby Korkut Bugday

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    This represents the first modern introduction to literary Ottoman available in English. The author has devised this textbook to provide a course of lessons, readings and exercises to take the student from beginner to intermediate level. The book features numerous readings taken from historiography, historical, literary, journalistic and legal sources... more...

  • The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)by Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

    BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00

    This social history of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) sheds new light on the interplay between political and academic leaders and academic organization in the Reform era (1978 - ), and provides new insights into the changing character of the Chinese Communist Party in academic life.? more...

  • The River of Lost Footstepsby Thant Myint-U

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    For nearly two decades Western governments and a growing activist community have been frustrated in their attempts to bring about a freer and more democratic Burma?through sanctions and tourist boycotts?only to see an apparent slide toward even harsher dictatorship. But what do we really know about Burma and its history? And what can Burma's past... more...

  • Chinese Lessonsby John Pomfret

    Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 18.99

    "A highly personal, honest, funny and well-informed account of China's hyperactive effort to forget its past and reinvent its future."? The New York Times Book Review As one the first American students admitted to China after the communist revolution, John Pomfret was exposed to a country still emerging from the twin tragedies of the Great... more...

  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 22.99

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada?s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers ? truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school ? outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...