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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Becoming Asiaby Alice Miller; Richard Wich

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    At the conclusion of World War II, Asia was hardly more than a geographic expression. Yet today we recognize Asia as a vibrant and assertive region, fully transformed from the vulnerable nation-states that emerged following the Second World War. The transformation was by no means an inevitable one, but the product of two key themes that have dominated... more...

  • Chagos Islanders in Mauritius and the UKby Laura Jeffery

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    The Chagos islanders were forcibly uprooted from the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean between 1965 and 1973. This is the first book to compare the experiences of displaced Chagos islanders in Mauritius with the experiences of those Chagossians who have moved to the UK since 2002. It thus provides a unique ethnographic comparative study of forced... 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...

  • Conflict and Cooperation in the Gulf Regionby Joseph Kostiner

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 69.99

    The course at hand entitled Cooperation and Conflict in the Gulf Region is part of the module Conflict and Cooperation in International Relations of our B.A. Politics and Organization. Hence its subject is at the core of this module and takes the Persian Gulf region as an example to show how conflicts emerge, int- act and intensify, but also how actors... more...

  • Controversial History Education in Asian Contextsby Mark Baildon; Kah Seng Loh; Ivy Maria Lim; Gül Inanç; Junaidah Jaffar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book?s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies... more...

  • Dynamics of the Cold War in Asiaby Tuong Vu; Wasana Wongsurawat

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book focuses on the neglected cultural front of the Cold War in Asia to explore the mindsets of Asian actors and untangle the complex cultural alliances that undergirded the security blocs on this continent. more...

  • Empires of the Silk Roadby Christopher I. Beckwith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    The first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Empires of the Silk Road represents a fundamental rethinking of the origins, history, and significance of this major world region. Christopher Beckwith describes the rise and fall of the great Central Eurasian empires, including those of the Scythians, Attila the... more...

  • Engaging the Otherby Karim H. Karim; Mahmoud Eid

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Addressing the specific contexts of communal leadership, educational policy, inter-communal relations, legal reform, media production, public discourse, public opinion, and responses to government policy, this volume examines Western-Muslim relations and makes proposals for enhancing Self-Other interaction to improve societal harmony. more...