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  • The Battle for Asiaby Mark T. Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 68.95

    Asia has long been an ideological battleground between capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernisation and between the nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to the present day which delineates the various ideological battles over Asia's development. Subjects covered include: * theories... more...

  • South Asia in the Worldby Ramesh Thakur; Oddny Wiggen

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Presents issues of particular relevance to the region, and explores the potential for improvement both in domestic and international efforts at alleviating the problems of South Asia. more...

  • Iran's First Revolutionby Mangol Bayat

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    An historical survey of the Iranian constitutional revolution of 1905-1909, which resulted in the establishment of Iran's first parliamentary democracy. The text aims to provide a context for an understanding of the country's religious revolution of 1978-1979. more...

  • Querying the Medievalby Ronald Inden; Jonathan Walters; Daud Ali

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    The authors look closely at three genres of texts that have been crucial to the representations of pre-colonial India. All three essays challenge not only colonialist scholarship but the attempts by religious nationalists to identify Hinduism as the essence of national identity in India and Buddhism as the essence of nationality in Sri Lanka. more...

  • Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Oceanby Selig S. Harrison; K. Subrahmanyam

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99

    Focusing on a major area of superpower rivalry embracing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, 42 littoral states and one-third of the world's population, Indian and American authors examine the factors leading to the escalation of tension in this region and the effects of India's military power. more...

  • Intellectual Trends in Twentieth-Century Iranby Negin Nabavi

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''This book is the first collection of its kind. It brings together articles by historians, sociologists and political scientists as well as contributions by intellectuals and essayists currently engaged in the intellectual scene in Iran, thus outlining not only a range of intellectual concerns and trends in the tumultuous 20th century but also presenting... more...

  • Central Asia and Its Asian Neighborsby Rollie Lal

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    China, Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan are critical players in the security and economic issues that will determine the future of Central Asia and affect U.S. interests in the region. While each country stands to benefit from stability and economic growth in Central Asia, opinion toward U.S. presence and policy in the region could be a point... more...

  • Iran and Its Place among Nationsby Alidad Mafinezam; Aria Mehrabi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Moves beyond simplistic dichotomies by taking up the issue of Iran's national identity and contending sources of its identity. more...

  • The New Iranian Leadershipby Yonah Alexander; Milton Hoenig

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This book documents Ahmadenijad's background and rise to power. It explains the current structure of the Iranian revolutionary government--the competing centers of power and the major players. more...

  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiniby Daniel E. Harmon

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 30.00

    An Iranian cleric who criticized the modernization efforts of the Shah of Iran (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi), Khomeini called for a fundamentalist Islamic state in Iran. more...