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  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 1by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The first volume reflects the growing interest in the provinces, communities and cultures outside the imperial capital of Istanbul and covers four major areas: politics and Islam; economy and taxation;... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 2by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The second volume covers Ottoman-European International Relations; Ottoman manuscripts in Europe; Ottoman-European cultural exchange and Christian influence and the advent of the Europeans. The work makes... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nationby JaHyun Kim Haboush; William J. Haboush; Jisoo Kim

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The Imjin War (15921598) was a grueling conflict that wreaked havoc on the towns and villages of the Korean Peninsula. The commitment of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean forces, not to mention the regional scope of the war, was the largest the world had seen and dominated East Asian memory until World War II. Despite massive regional realignments, Korea?s... more...

  • The Great Wall in 50 Objectsby William Lindesay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    The culmination of a lifetime's field work and research, William Lindesay selects fifty artefacts from around the world to tell the story of the Great Wall from the second century BC to the late-twentieth century. Abraham Ortelius' pioneering world atlas, the unexpected origins of 'wolf smoke', the proliferation of the blunderbuss in the fifteenth... more...

  • The Great Wall of Chinaby Arthur Waldron

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    This is the first full scholarly study of the Great Wall of China to appear in any language and, drawing both on primary sources and on the latest archaeology, it challenges many deeply held ideas about Chinese history. more...

  • The Gunpowder Ageby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839?42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age , Tonio Andrade... more...

  • Heinrich Zimmerby Margaret H. Case

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, Philosophies of India, The Art of Indian Asia, and The King and the Corpse. These works have inspired several generations of students... 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...