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- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99
Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania?s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia?s history, yet many Australians know little about it. The Black War takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00
Since 9/11, Pakistan has loomed large in the geopolitical imagination of the West. A key ally in the global war on terror, it is also the country in which Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed?and the one that has borne the brunt of much of the ongoing conflict?s collateral damage. Despite its prominence on the front lines and on the front... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the regions reputation as the Great Northern Wilderness. Covering the period between the reversal of the anti-immigration policy in 1900 and the Japanese annexation... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The Right Spouse is an engaging investigation into Tamil (South Indian) preferential close kin marriages, so-called Dravidian Kinship. This book offers a description and an interpretation of preferential marriages with close kin in South India, as they used to be arranged and experienced in the recent past and as they are increasingly discontinued... more...
- Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99
In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, the riveting story of two Marine regiments who were surrounded five-to-one by North Vietnamese troops and a heroic 12-week battle to defend the Khe Sanh complex, the last stronghold along a 100-mile defensive line?the last chance to stop the NVA from overwhelming South Vietnam more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the Middle East. The author?s key finding is that the state?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00
The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about that country and its people. It also introduces the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00
Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a decisive battle, after which he made himself Shogun, despite... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95
Why did the Armenian genocide erupt in Turkey in 1915, only seven years after the Armenian minority achieved civil equality for the first time in the history of the Ottoman Empire? How can we explain the Rwandan genocide occurring in 1994, after decades of relative peace and even cooperation between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority? Addressing,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00
Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War?the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace... more...