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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

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  • The Forever Warby Dexter Filkins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times , Washington Post , Los Angeles Times , USA Today , Boston Globe , and Time   An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through... more...

  • Deng Xiaopingby Michael Dillon

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century. His ?Four Modernisations? - reform in agriculture, industry, military, science and technology - unveiled... more...

  • Strong Borders, Secure Nationby M. Taylor Fravel

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    As China emerges as an international economic and military power, the world waits to see how the nation will assert itself globally. Yet, as M. Taylor Fravel shows in Strong Borders, Secure Nation , concerns that China might be prone to violent conflict over territory are overstated. The first comprehensive study of China's territorial disputes,... more...

  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Was Assyria merely a more brutal, more uncivilized and less interesting offshoot of the culture created by Sumerians and Babylonians in Southern Mesopotamia at the dawn of history? Do the Assyrian reliefs that fill our museums give a complete picture of the phenomenon that was Assyria? Was the contribution of this people to world culture merely an... more...

  • A Season's Work at Ur, Al-'Ubaid, Abu Shahrain-Eridu-and Elsewhereby H.R. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Übersicht über die Bestände des Brandenburgischen Landeshauptarchivsby Werner Heegewaldt; Harriet Harnisch

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 74.29

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Mark Brandenburg wurde in ihrer über 850-jährigen Geschichte maßgeblich durch den Adel mitgeprägt. Seit der hochmittelalterlichen Besiedlung wirkten adlige Familien am Landesausbau, an der Herrschaftsbildung und der Verwaltung mit. Als Rittergutsbesitzer verfügten sie nicht nur über die Arbeitskraft und Abgaben ihrer bäuerlichen... more...

  • The Problem of Chinaby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments on his own extended stay in China, and the resulting analysis of the conflict between traditional culture and the rise of capitalism in... more...

  • Nights in the Pink Motelby Robert Earle

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Nights in the Pink Motel is the first historical account of the strategic process that sought to reverse the negative consequences of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. It offers details and insights into the Iraqi insurgency and Coalition counterinsurgency available nowhere else. This book is a sustained, comprehensive account of all the conflicting... more...