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  • The Hellenistic Far Eastby Rachel Mairs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the aftermath of Alexander the Great?s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous.... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysiaby Meredith L. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia offers a broad, analytical survey of Malaysia. It provides a comprehensive survey of significant topics in Malaysian politics, economy, and society today, focussing on issues, institutions, and trends. It is divided into four thematic sections, which are all introduced by the editor: ? Domestic... more...

  • Comparatizing Taiwanby Shu-mei Shih; Ping-hui Liao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy. Through an examination of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing... more...

  • Taiwan's Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... more...

  • Embedby Nick Allen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Between 2006 and 2013 journalist Nick Allen travelled to Afghanistan to 'embed' himself with soldiers on the front in the war against the Taliban. He was posted with military units from many countries, including Britain, America, Finland, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark and Estonia, and spent time with the Royal Gurkha Rifles,... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...

  • Century Of Excavationby James Baikie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This work offers a unique overview of the work done in the field of Egyptology during the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. An excellent starting point and reference for anyone fascinated by ancient Egypt, this book includes such topics as Mariette and his work, the beginnings of the modern period, the pyramids and their explorers,... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... more...

  • Violence, Memory, and Historyby Colin McCullough; Nathan Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews. A pattern of stubborn governmental refusal to help German Jews to any large degree emerges throughout the book. Much of this was in response... more...