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  • The Portuguese Empire in Asia, 1500-1700by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

    Wiley 2012; US$ 107.95

    Featuring updates and revisions that reflect recent historiography, this new edition of The Portuguese Empire in Asia 1500-1700 presents a comprehensive overview of Portuguese imperial history that considers Asian and European perspectives. Features an argument-driven history with a clear chronological structure Considers the latest developments... more...

  • Boundaries, Dynamics and Construction of Traditions in South Asiaby Federico Squarcini

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 130.00

    This collection of essays features a significant selection of the specialized fields of knowledge that have shaped classical South Asian intellectual history, focusing on the different and complex processes employed during the ?invention?, construction, preservation and renewal of a given tradition. more...

  • Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asiaby Pierre-Yves Manguin; A Mani; Geoff Wade

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 77.90

    This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of... more...

  • ASEAN-Russiaby Victor Sumsky; Mark Hong; Amy Lugg

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 68.90

    In 2012, Russia assumes the Chairmanship of APEC, and is keen to build on its memberships of both the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Russia is geographically and historically part of Asia and the Asia Pacific, and has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since 1996. Still, the obstacles of distance and languages have led ASEAN... more...

  • In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyondby Ishtiaq Jamil; Steinar Askvik; Tek Nath Dhakal

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    The pursuit for better governance has assumed center stage in developmental discourse as well as reform initiatives of all organizations working for the public welfare, and includes such issues as service delivery and responding to citizens’ needs and demands. In the era of globalization, multilevel and new modes of governance are changing the... more...

  • Iran under the Ayatollahsby Dilip Hiro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip Hiro describes the various phases through which the Islamic revolution has passed, gives an incisive account of the first Gulf War, and provides... more...

  • Creating the Arabian Gulfby Paul J. Rich

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    Whether called 'Arabian' or 'Persian,' the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously closed archives to document the actual heritage of the area and dispel the myths, showing that the influences of Britain and India are... more...

  • War and State Terrorismby Mark Selden; Alvin Y. So

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 33.99

    Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war.... more...

  • Islamic Central Asiaby Scott C. Levi; Ron Sela

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate important aspects of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of Islamic Central Asia. These documents?many newly translated and... more...

  • The Just Cause in the Iraq Warby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press Co., Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Just Cause in the Iraq War: Did Saddam Hussein Possess Weapons of Mass Destruction? tackles one of the most controversial and pertinent issues in international politics today. Is President Obama correct that the Iraq War was an unjust war, as he claimed during the 2012 presidential race? Did Saddam Hussein truly have no weapons of mass destruction,... more...