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Ethnography

  • Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabiaby Nadav Samin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and... more...

  • Building a World Heritage Cityby Dr Michele Lamprakos; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of modernization, in Yemen the two processes have been... more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecutionby Leah Wolfson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this book provides an important new perspective on Holocaust history. Covering the final year of Nazi destruction and the immediate postwar years, it traces the increasingly urgent Jewish struggle for survival, which included armed resistance and organized escape attempts. Shedding... more...

  • Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Businessby Hamid Yeganeh

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic... more...

  • The Land of Ioniaby Alan M. Greaves

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    Incorporating over a century of archaeological research, Greaves offers a reassessment of Archaic Ionia that attempts to understand the region within its larger Mediterranean context and provides a thematic overview of its cities and people. Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences at work in Ionia in this important period of... more...

  • Kosmopoliten wider Willenby Friedemann Pestel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    Using the example of the Monarchiens , a group of constitutional monarchists, Friedemann Pestel examines how émigrés moved from being on the defensive to political action in the 1790s. Their pan-European connections gave them extensive visibility. The study shows the interconnections between lands of origin and exile. It corrects the... more...

  • Nachträge und Registerby Brigitte Mihok

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Volume 8 includes current supplements to all sections of the complete work and a detailed index with references. The volume, which concludes the encyclopedic compendium, also offers a summary essay by Wolfgang Benz on the lines of development and phenomena of anti-Semitism, from anti-Judaism to Anti-Zionism. more...

  • The Hands of Peaceby Marione Ingram; Thelton Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects... more...

  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    From an acclaimed historian, a new and definitive biography of the great conqueror Genghis Khan more...

  • Strategien des Gehörtwerdensby Kirsten Staudt

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    100 Jahre nach der Vertreibung und Ermordung der Armenier im Osmanischen Reich stößt die Völkermordfrage in Frankreich und Deutschland auf unterschiedliche politische Resonanz. Während die Anliegen der armenischen Diaspora in der französischen Politik immer wieder starke Unterstützung finden, gibt sich Deutschland zurückhaltender. Worin bestehen die... more...