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  • The Political Transformation of Gulf Tribal Statesby Shaul Yanai

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study details how the reform movements and attempts to establish parliamentary institutions in the Persian Gulf states of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Dubai between the First World War and the independent era of the 1970s represented a milestone in the history of the region, creating a legacy for future generations, but was a unique transition in the... more...

  • The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging Houseby Joseph O'neill

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    Criminals, drifters, beggars, the homeless, immigrants, prostitutes, tramping artisans, street entertainers, abandoned children, navvies, and families fallen on hard times - a whole underclass of people on the margins of society passed through Victorian l more...

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyesby Stephen H. Rapp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional literary canon and the active participation of Caucasia’s... more...

  • Contentious Integrationby Chien-peng Chung

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book studies the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Japan as the basis of the construction and maintenance of economic and security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific. It explains how these arrangements have been challenged by the occasionally testy ties between these two major Asian powers and explores their dynamic interactions... more...

  • Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800by Philip MacDougall

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Reveals, from a non-Eurocentric perspective, how Indian states developed and implemented maritime strategies which posed a serious threat to British naval power in the region. more...

  • Transnational Trajectories in East Asiaby Yasemin Nuho?lu Soysal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly contradictory developments as they bear on the transformations... more...

  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Eraby Zheng Yongnian; Lance L. P. Gore

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the economy, trade, politics, and demographics; appraises... more...

  • Cobbold and Kin: Life Stories from an East Anglianby Clive Hodges

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    The Cobbold family, its roots firmly planted in East Anglia, is most commonly associated with the brewing industry and with Ipswich Town Football Club. This, however, is only a small part of the story. Over the centuries, the Cobbolds and their kin have turned their hand to almost every imaginable field of endeavour. This richly-illustrated book relates... more...

  • Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asiaby Joseph Liow; Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The past two decades since the end of the Cold War have been years of remarkable change and transformation for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives that involve not only the Association of Southeast Asian... more...

  • The Good Warby Jack Fairweather

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the earliest years of the war in Afghanistan, after the Taliban fell to an American-led coalition, the fight there appeared to be a triumph—a “good war? in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Now, thirteen years after it began, it has turned into the longest war in U.S. history, as well as the most profligate; at an estimated $4 to $6 trillion,... more...