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  • The Security of the Persian Gulf (RLE Iran D)by Hossein Amirsadeghi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government?s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence... more...

  • Iran (RLE Iran D)by Robert Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the cycle of the oil boom and the years that led up to it ? from the rural and essentially backward nature of the country to the euphoria of 1973 when the Shah seriously talked of Iran reaching the Great Civilisation, where by the 1990s Iran would be the world?s fifth power. And then finally through to the loss of control over expenditure,... more...

  • The Ship, the Lady and the Lakeby Meriel Larken

    Bene Factum Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    An extraordinary account of one woman's single-minded campaign to restore a Victorian steamship to her former glory and make her an Andean attraction   Here is a vivid account of Meriel Larken's incredible quest to restore the Yavari steamship against the odds?a ship that is now celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2012. In 1862 the English-built... more...

  • The Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asiaby Cemil Aydin

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 44.99

    In this rich intellectual history, Cemil Aydin challenges the notion that anti-Westernism in the Muslim world is a political and religious reaction to the liberal and democratic values of the West. Nor is anti-Westernism a natural response to Western imperialism. Instead, by focusing on the agency and achievements of non-Western intellectuals, Aydin... more...

  • The Headless Stateby David Sneath

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    In this groundbreaking work, social anthropologist David Sneath aggressively dispels the myths surrounding the history of steppe societies and proposes a new understanding of the nature and formation of the state. Since the colonial era, representations of Inner Asia have been dominated by images of fierce nomads organized into clans and tribes-but... more...

  • I Didn't Get Where I Am. . .by Charlie Croker

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Did you know that Beethoven made every cup of coffee with exactly 60 beans? Or that Shirley Temple always had precisely 56 curls in her hair? Or that the young Frank Sinatra practised underwater swimming as a way of developing his ability to hold long breaths? In I Didn't Get Where I Am, Charlie Croker brings his proven blend of gripping tales and... more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Cultureby John Bowman

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 109.99

    With more than thirty chronologies covering the nations of East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia, the Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture contains more information on Asian history than any other English-language chronological reference work. Each entry is clearly dated and, unlike most chronologies found in standard history... more...

  • India as an Asia Pacific Powerby David Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of India's international relations in the Asia Pacific region. It charts the development of India's increasingly important role as a major world power, discusses India's international relations strategy and examines India's relationship with each of the major countries of East and Southeast Asia. more...

  • Navigating Contemporary Iranby Eric Hooglund; Leif Stenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 128.00

    In this detailed examination of contemporary Iran, renowned scholars explore issues relating to politics, international relations and society, and the way in which the country is perceived by the outside world. more...