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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05
China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. Rana Mitter goes back to this pivotal moment in Chinese history to uncover the origins of the painful transition from a premodern past into a modern world.Mitter takes us through the resulting social turmoil... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00
Politics and Government in China is an introduction to Chinese government and politics. The book provides analysis of China's political history; its key leaders and leadership transitions; and its political party, state institutions, and party policies. Moving beyond a strict definition of politics, the book also explores the nation's economic development,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This classic work from 1930 describes the archaeological mission to Iraq which was a huge leap in the understanding of Mesopotamian history. It chronicles the journey, the excavations and the findings in a personalised account, heavily illustrated with maps, photographs of the locations and the findings, offering great insight into a special investigation... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 31.81
The story of an Aussie 'hero' who became one of the most famous and influential journalists of the day, reporting for the London Times on China during the Boxer Rebellion and the fall of the last emperor. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50
Sinds de jaren tachtig is de kritiek op het onderwijs toegenomen. Toch wordt het onderwijs nog steeds gezien als oplossing voor tal van maatschappelijke problemen. Met name in het beroepsonderwijs is de spanning tussen verwachtingen en mogelijkheden tot succes toegenomen. Tegelijkertijd is het geloof in het sturingsvermogen van de centrale overheid... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 59.40
Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes in this invaluable book. Coverage includes: Iraq, the first society The Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Sassanians Iraq under the Umayyad dynasty Iraq under the Abbasid dynasty The Mongol invasion and early Ottoman rule Iraq under the Ottomans... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 112.00
Studies the encounter between Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples (the Formosans), the Dutch VOC and Chinese settlers between 1624 and 1662. This work shows how Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples shaped their own colonial reality while retreating from 'the Age of Aboriginal Taiwan'. more...