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  • Cambridge IGCSE Modern World Historyby Ben Walsh; Michael Scott-Baumann; Ray Ennion

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 35.18

    Provide complete support for the 20th Century section of the latest syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Mahatma Gandhi; Dennis Dalton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...

  • Two Arabic Travel Booksby Abu Zayd al-Sirafi; James Montgomery; Ahmad Ibn Fadlan; Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean, from the Somali headlands to China and Korea. The early centuries of the Abbasid... more...

  • Early Medieval Jewish Policy in Western Europeby Bernard S. Bachrach

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    This is the first study of early medieval Jewish policy in the West which examines the nature of this policy from the perspective and aims of its formulators. As the author points out, most specialists in Jewish history have been dominated by what the historian Salo Baron has called the ?lachrymose conception,? a view which emphasized persecution and... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.25

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Bernard Lewis

    Scribner 2009; US$ 18.00

    In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Drawing on material from a multitude of sources, including the work of archaeologists and scholars,... more...

  • Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countriesby Michael R. Fischbach

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    In the twenty years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and several other Arab countries. Although the causes of this exodus varied, restrictive governmental measures and an outburst of anti-Semitic feeling during and after the war were major factors. Some of these... more...

  • Modern China: A Very Short Introductionby Rana Mitter

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible guide to why China looks the way it does today, and how it got there. more...

  • The Making of the Arab Intellectualby Dyala Hamzah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    In the wake of the Ottoman Empire?s nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly ?estate? underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state?s new institutions as translators, teachers and editors, whilst others resisted civil servant status. Gradually, the scholar morphed into the public... more...

  • Post-Hindu Indiaby Kancha Ilaiah

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 34.95

    Kancha Ilaiah, the author of the best selling book Why I am Not a Hindu , pens a thought-provoking critique of Brahmanism and the caste system in India, while anticipating the death of Hinduism as a direct consequence of, what he says is, its anti-scientific and anti-nationalistic stand. This work challenges Hinduism`s interpretation of history, with... more...