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  • Tearing up the Silk Roadby Tom Coote

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    Tearing up the Silk Road is an irreverent travelogue that details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. As Tom Coote struggles through the often arbitrary borders and bureaucracies of China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey, it becomes apparent... more...

  • British Policy in the Persian Gulf, 1961-1968by Helene von Bismarck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    An in-depth analysis of Great Britain's policy in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region during the last years of British imperialism in the area, covering the period from the independence of Kuwait to the decision of the Wilson Government to withdraw from the Gulf. more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 11.99

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...

  • Gatecrashing Paradiseby Tom Chesshyre

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Author travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, one of the most beautiful places on earth, recently opened to tourists.. more...

  • Anglo-American Policy toward the Persian Gulf, 19781985by Tore T. Petersen

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    For many commentators and historians the announcement of the Carter Doctrine signaled the end of the British presence and the final transfer of power to the United States in the Persian Gulf. But on the ground the reality was different. After the announcement of the British leaving the Persian Gulf in 1971, formal positions were replaced by informal... more...

  • American Engineer in Afghanistanby Marjorie Jewett Bell

    University of Minnesota Press 1948; US$ 72.00

    An American Engineer in Afghanistan was first published in 1948. The legend of Afghanistan as "The Forbidden Country" grew chiefly from a warning of the British Indian Government which once guarded the Afghan frontier north of the Khyber Pass -- "It is absolutely forbidden to cross this border into Afghanistan." A glance at the... more...

  • Can Asians Think?by Kishore Mahbubani

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 5.00

    In this volume of essays Kishore Mahbubani has sought to address the historical divide between the civilizations of East and West and the notion that Western civilization is universal. more...

  • Life on the watershedby Eva Kaptijn

    Sidestone Press 2009; US$ 37.75

    The scarcity of water is a major problem in many parts of the Near East today and has been so in the past. To survive in such a region people should be able to structurally attain more water than rainfall alone can supply. The archaeology of this area should not only identify when people inhabited such a region and what the character of this habitation... more...

  • Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asiaby Deborah Mayersen; Annie Pohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The twentieth century has been labelled the ?century of genocide?, and according to estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. This book provides one of the first regional perspectives on mass atrocities in Asia, by exploring the issue through two central themes. Bringing together... more...

  • Asiaby Milton W. Meyer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 49.99

    This comprehensive introduction to Asia offers readers a clear overview of the continent from ancient times to the present. more...