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  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die islamische Welt bis 1500by Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 350.00

    Die islamische Welt stellt für Europa eine zweifache Herausforderung dar: Sie ist seit dem Mittelalter ein mächtiger Gegner und Rivale, und sie verlangt von dem nach Erkenntnis der Geschichte strebenden Europäer, den eigenen Horizont zu überschreiten. Ihre Entstehung und der Verlauf ihrer Geschichte von den Anfängen bis etwa 1500 stehen im Mittelpunkt... 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...

  • 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...

  • International Relations of Asiaby David Shambaugh; Michael Yahuda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99

    As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated... 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...

  • 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...