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  • Indiaby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 19.48

    With an introduction from Paul Theroux V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. His most recent visit was in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness... more...

  • An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)by Patricia Fara

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin?s Enlightenment world of philosophy, spectacle and electricity more...

  • Pale Riderby Laura Spinney

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918?1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider , Laura Spinney recounts the story of... more...

  • Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Chos?n Koreaby Don Baker; Franklin Rausch; Christopher Bae

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Korea?s first significant encounter with the West occurred in the last quarter of the eighteenth century when a Korean Catholic community emerged on the peninsula. Decades of persecution followed, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Korean Catholics. Don Baker provides an invaluable analysis of late-Chos?n (1392?1897) thought, politics, and society... more...

  • Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphsby Ali Humayun Akhtar

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book investigates the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history from Morocco to Egypt and Iraq. more...

  • Sovereignty and Status in East Asian International Relationsby Seo-Hyun Park

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book shows how historical experiences have affected East Asian security debates, as reflected in enduring concerns with sovereign autonomy. more...

  • Dancing in the Bloodby Edward Ross Dickinson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the revolutionary impact of modern dance on European culture in the early twentieth century. more...

  • The Napoleon Optionsby Jonathan North

    Frontline Books 2017; US$ 21.88

    This compelling alternate history, brilliantly written by fourteen leading international authors, presents the great maybes of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars The Napoleon Options focuses on some of the pivotal episodes of these catastrophic wars, giving them a resounding twist, and explores in detail an alternative sequence of historical events.... more...

  • Ruptures in the Everydayby Andrew Stuart Bergerson; Leonard Schmieding; TG26

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 23.50

    During the twentieth century, Germans experienced a long series of major and often violent disruptions in their everyday lives. Such chronic instability and precipitous change made it difficult for them to make sense of their lives as coherent stories-and for scholars to reconstruct them in retrospect. Ruptures in the Everyday brings together an... more...

  • Victorian Painby Rachel Ablow

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set of moral and philosophical dilemmas. If pain serves no obvious purpose, how do we reconcile its existence with a well-ordered universe? Examining how writers... more...