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  • 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...

  • Comprehensive security in Asiaby K.R. Radtke; R. Feddema

    BRILL 2000; US$ 195.00

    This is an examination of "Comprehensive Security" as a policy that goes beyond the requirements of military defence against a particular "enemy" to stress the need to take into account other aspects vital to national stability: food, energy, environment, communication and social security. more...

  • Excavations at Tall Jawa, Jordan. Volume 1, The Iron Age townby P.M.M. Daviau

    BRILL 2003; US$ 303.00

    Located in a strategic position on the southern flank of the Ammonite hill country, the earliest settlement at Tall Jawa dates to the Iron I period (1100-900 BC). This volume presents the final report of six seasons of excavations at Tall Jawa in central Jordan. more...

  • 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...

  • Asian Rivalriesby Sumit Ganguly; William Thompson

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The most typical treatment of international relations is to conceive it as a battle between two antagonistic states volleying back and forth. In reality, interstate relations are often at least two-level games in which decision-makers operate not only in an international environment but also in a competitive domestic context. Given that interstate... more...

  • Western Power in Asiaby Arthur Cotterell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    For centuries, the major poweres of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of "the Far East". Spices, textiles, silk and tea were the staples of East- West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually caused military intervention in Asian affairs and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shapred the history... 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 Iranian Revolution Then And Nowby Dariush Zahedi

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    In The Iranian Revolution Then and Now , Dariush Zahedi assesses the Islamic Republic's potential for revolution through an in-depth, theoretically informed, comparative analysis of the present with 1979 pre-Revolutionary Iran. Zahedi discusses how the potential for a revolutionary coup is based on two things: the inherent defects and vulnerabilities... more...

  • The Hellenistic Far Eastby Rachel Mairs

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the aftermath of Alexander the Great?s conquests in the late fourth century B.C., Greek garrisons and settlements were established across Central Asia, through Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan) and into India. Over the next three hundred years, these settlements evolved into multiethnic, multilingual communities as much Greek as they were indigenous.... more...

  • Asian Forms of the Nationby Stein Tonnesson; Hans Antlov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The general tendency among theorists in nationalism and national identity has been to assume that the modernization process in Asia and Africa is a kind of distorted reflection of a Western precedent; Asian forms of the nation have rarely been seen as independent, alternative models. Among today's leading theoreticians, there is a growing tendency... more...