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  • Freedom's Battleby Mahatma Gandhi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi dedicated his life to fighting British imperialism in his native country. The essays collected in Freedom's Battle offer a detailed account of Gandhi's political ideals and the wrongs he regarded as inherent in imperial rule. more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Syria under Bashar al-Asadby Volker Perthes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000.  While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening which he himself has created, Syria is clearly undergoing a process of change. The author analyses the factors of economic and political change... more...

  • Gunbird Driverby David A. Ballentine

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    Gunbird Driver is a memoir of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a young pilot flying an armed UH-1E's in Marine Observation Squadron 6. The book provides information about the missions, operations, and the living conditions at Ky Ha, and about the fellow Marines with whom he served. It also contains several chapters on shipboard operation... more...

  • Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timorby David Hicks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the end of fifty years of dictatorship, and halfway around... more...

  • Arab Regionalismby Silvia Ferabolli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region. On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the Arab region, on Arab regional organizations, on the functional cooperation among Arab states and institutions, and on the socio-cultural... more...

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhiby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma?s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death,... more...

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iranby Lois Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa?i?a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking, ethnic minority of a million and a half people who are... more...

  • Medieval Persia 1040-1797by David Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The medieval period of Persia's remarkably continuous, history began with its conquest by the Muslim Arabs in the seventh century AD and gave way to the modern period at the end of the eighteenth century when the influence of the West became pervasive. Without an understanding of the confused legacy of these centuries, no-one can hope to understand... more...

  • Japan and the Wider Worldby Akira Iriye

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Akira Iriye assesses Japan's international relations, from a Japanese perspective, in the century and a half since she ended her self-imposed isolation and resumed her place in the international community. The book is the author's own adaptation of two highly successful short studies, up to and after 1945, that he wrote for Japan. It ends with a consideration... more...