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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...

  • 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...

  • Wither Iran?by Shahram Chubin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This book looks at the politics of one important state in the region - Iran - and concludes that political reform in that country is changing it... more...

  • Interkulturelles Denken oder Achse des Bösenby Hamid R Yousefi; Ina Braun

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 34.73

    Die Arbeit hat zum Ziel, die Entstehung und Entwicklung des Islambildes im christlichen Abendland unter diskurshistorischen Aspekten zu betrachten. Es geht darum dieses Bild in seinem gegenwärtigen Zustand gemäß den Erkenntnissen und Methoden der interkulturellen Philosophie und der Angewandten Toleranz auf seine Stimmigkeit und seine Tauglichkeit... 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...

  • Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse,... more...

  • "Vernebelt, verdunkelt sind alle Hirne"by Friedrich Kellner; Sascha Feuchert; Robert Martin Scott Kellner; Erwin Leibfried; Jörg Riecke; Markus Roth

    Wallstein Verlag 2011; US$ 50.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Laubacher Justizinspektor Friedrich Kellner wollte der Nachwelt ein Zeugnis ablegen von der gedankenlosen Unterwürfigkeit seiner Zeitgenossen und den hohlen nationalsozialistischen Propagandaphrasen. Von 1939 bis 1945 schrieb er beinahe täglich seine Kritik am NS-Regime nieder und dokumentierte die vielen kleinen und großen... 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...