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  • 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...

  • Old World Empiresby Ilhan Niaz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible government through autonomous institutions. The former... more...

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)by Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries of the long Ottoman domination of Eastern Europe.... 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...

  • 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$ 55.70

    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$ 135.00

    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. 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...

  • South Asia 2060by Adil Najam; Moeed Yusuf

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 51.03

    “South Asia 2060? is a dialogue among 47 experts from a diverse range of expertise and backgrounds, ranging from policymakers to academia to civil society activists and visionaries, on the likely longer-range trajectories of South Asia?s future. The collection explores current regional trends, possible future trajectories, and the key factors that... more...