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History

  • Modern Iranby Ali Ansari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Today?s Iran is rarely out of the headlines. Labelled by George W Bush as a part of his ?axis of evil? and perceived as a real nuclear threat by some, Iran is increasingly seen as an enemy of the West. And yet for many Iran remains shrouded in mystery and incomprehensible to Western analysis.   Modern Iran offers a comprehensive analysis and... more...

  • Disrupting Territoriesby Jörg Gertel; Richard Rottenburg; Sandra Calkins

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examines the commodification of land rights and the effect of international licences for resource extraction on the pastoral communities of the two Sudans. more...

  • Into the Heart of the Himalayasby Jono Lineen

    Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available

    When Jono Lineen's brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world's highest mountains. The experience culminates in his book Into the Heart of the Himalayas , a fascinating memoir that traces his solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan... more...

  • Old World Empiresby Ilhan Niaz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible government through autonomous institutions. The former... more...

  • The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)by Mohammed Ayoob

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth centuries of the long Ottoman domination of Eastern Europe.... more...

  • Partition and the South Asian Diasporaby Papiya Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Negotiating nations 2. Claiming Pakistan 3. Resisting Hindutva 4. Redoing South Asia 5. Conclusion Bibliography Index more...

  • International Relations of Asiaby David Shambaugh; Michael Yahuda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99

    As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated... more...

  • The Gulf Military Balanceby Anthony H. Cordesman; Bryan Gold; Garrett Berntsen

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 49.99

    The United States faces major challenges in dealing with Iran, the threat of terrorism, and the tide of political instability in the Arabian Peninsula. The presence of some of the world?s largest reserves of oil and natural gas, vital shipping lanes, and Shia populations throughout the region have made the peninsula the focal point of US and Iranian... more...

  • Midnight's Descendantsby John Keay

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    A celebrated historian presents a history of Southern Asia since the Partition of British India in 1947, revealing how the twin forces of democracy and extremism are shaping the region?s future. more...

  • Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asiaby James Minahan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00

    Covering countries ranging from Afghanistan and China to Kazakhstan and Russia, this encyclopedia supplies detailed information and informed perspectives, enabling readers to comprehend Asian ethnic groups as well as Asian politics and history. more...