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  • Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorumby Kathryn Hughes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.81

    ?A work of formidable scholarship that propels the reader from idea to idea. Reading it is like unravelling the bandages on a mummy to find the face of the past staring back in all its terrible and poignant humanity? Financial Times A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians. more...

  • The Holocaustby Laurence Rees

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 42.29

    This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the... more...

  • La tragédie planétaireby Paul Leplat

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    Avant nous, le XXe siècle : les atrocités des guerres mondiales et les génocides. Et devant nous ? Paul Leplat est un ancien Résistant et combattant volontaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il porte sur le monde un regard pénétrant et sage. Aujourd'hui, il nous apporte, entre autres, ce message : Les garants de la paix et du progrès sont l'équité... more...

  • Architects of Buddhist Leisureby Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 68.00

    Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region?in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong,... more...

  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • China?s Rise and Changing Order in East Asiaby David Arase

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 109.86

    This book discusses the impact of China's rise on regional order at three levels: Sino-US relations, East Asia?s contested sub regions and regional institutions. Sino-US relations provide a framework to examine macro-regional relations. In East Asia?s contested sub regions--Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the eastern Indian Ocean region?the author... more...

  • Singaporeby John Curtis Perry

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    In Singapore: Unlikely Power , John Curtis Perry provides an evenhanded and authoritative history of the island nation that ranges from its Malay origins to the present day. Singapore development has been aided by its greatest natural blessing-a natural deepwater port, shielded by mountain ranges from oceanic storms and which sits along one of the... more...

  • Taiwan's Transformationby John J. Metzler

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 114.63

    This book presents a cogent but comprehensive review of Taiwan?s socio-economic transformation from a Japanese colony to a thriving East Asian mini-state. Since the 1980?s, Taiwan has primarily been viewed as a thriving economic model. Though certainly true, this assessment belies the amazing social and political success story for 23 million people... more...