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

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World  by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." ?Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India ?Reads like the Iliad . . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative.?... 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...

  • A Political and Economic Dictionary of South Asiaby Jivanta Schottli; Subrata K. Mitra; Siegried Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 305.00

    Thanks to its emerging markets, nuclearization and the internet revolution, South Asia is increasingly at the forefront of current affairs. This invaluable reference source seeks to make the region accessible to business travellers as well as to the general reader. The range of subjects to be covered includes major political processes and events of... more...

  • Squandered Opportunityby Thomas Juneau

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favorable strategic environment following the US invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Its leadership attempted to exploit this window of opportunity by assertively seeking to expand Iran's interests throughout the Middle East. It fell far short, however, of fulfilling its long-standing ambition of... 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$ 46.16

    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...