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  • Zwischen Christentum und Islamby Stefan Schröder

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 98.00

    Die spätmittelalterlichen Reisebeschreibungen über die Wallfahrt nach Jerusalem sind einzigartige Zeugnisse der Kulturbegegnung. Ausführlich berichten die Verfasser über ferne Städte und exotische Länder, detailliert schildern sie die fremdartigen Verhaltensweisen ihrer Bewohner und die ungewohnten Lebensbedingungen. Die Pilgerberichte des Ulmer Dominikaners... more...

  • Geißler in Thüringenby Ingrid Würth

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Die Geißlerzüge der Jahre 1348/49 stellten eine unmittelbare Reaktion der Menschen auf den Schwarzen Tod dar, als dessen Ursache man den Zorn Gottes über die Schlechtigkeit der Welt betrachtete. Keine zwanzig Jahre später formierte sich in Thüringen um den Anführer Konrad Schmid eine häretische Sekte, die bis zum Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts immer wieder... more...

  • Hostage on the Yangtzeby Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1949, as the Chinese Civil War was about to enter its final, explosive stage, the small British frigate HMS Amethyst was sent on a dangerous mission up the Yangtze River to protect British citizens in Nanking. En route it was attacked by the Chinese Communists and held hostage on the river for several months before the crew managed to make a daring... more...

  • Drawing Fireby Benjamin Pogrund; Sir Harold Evans

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    Benjamin Pogrund, who spent 26 years as a journalist in South Africa investigating apartheid and who has been living in Israel for the past 15 years, investigates the accusation that Israel is practicing apartheid and the motives of those who make it. His study is founded on a belief in Israel, combined with frank criticism, to provide a balanced... more...

  • The House of Twenty Thousand Booksby Sasha Abramsky

    Halban 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the story of Sasha Abramsky?s grandparents, Chimen and Miriam Abramsky, and of their unique home at 5 Hillway, around the corner from Hampstead Heath. In their semi-detached house, so deceptively ordinary from the outside, the Abramskys created a remarkable House of Books. It became the repository for Chimen?s collection of thousands upon... more...

  • Japan in Transitionby Marius B. Jansen; Gilbert Rozman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 62.00

    In this book social scientists scrutinize the middle decades of the nineteenth century in Japan. That scrutiny is important and overdue, for the period from the 1850s to the 1880s has usually been treated in terms of politics and foreign relations. Yet those decades were also of pivotal importance in Japan's institutional modernization. As the Japanese... more...

  • An Historical Geography of Iranby Svat Soucek; Vasilii Vladimirovich Barthold

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Becoming Israeliby Anat Helman

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    A fresh and lively assessment of the pleasures and hardships of daily life in Israel during the 1950s more...

  • Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948by Michael J. Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cohen examines the struggle leading to the creation of the state of Israel, placing British evacuation of Palestine in the context of Britain's postwar weakness. The author describes the policies and character of each of the major actors in his story--Bevin. Truman. Ben-Gurion, and the Mufti of Jerusalem. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton... more...

  • Viewing the Islamic Orientby Pallavi Pandit Laisram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Islamic Orient  studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said?s concept of "Orientalism" and "Orientalist" discourse: his argument that the orientalist view had such a strong influence on westerners that they invariably... more...