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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

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  • The Conquest of Assyriaby Mogens Trolle Larsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Endgameby Bernard Trainor; Michael Gordon

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Endgame is the gripping and authoritative account of the secret military and political effort to pull Iraq from the precipice of full-scale civil war. The book fuses unrivalled access to the in-fighting of Washington policymakers with analysis of strategizing by the generals and hard-fought operations on the battlefield. Along with access... more...

  • The Life and Adventures of Morrison of Chinaby Peter Thompson; Robert Macklin

    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...

  • Rood, oranje of groenby Stefan R. Landsberger

    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...

  • Lake with No Nameby Diane Wei Liang

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 14.00

    Beijing University, 1986. The Communists were in power, but the Harvard of China was a hotbed of intellectual and cultural activity, with political debates and "English Corners" where students eagerly practiced the language among themselves. Nineteen-year-old Wei had known the oppressive days of the Cultural Revolution, having grown up with her parents... more...

  • The Flying Carpet of Small Miraclesby Hala Jaber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The inspiring true story of a prizewinning foreign correspondent longing for a child, two small Iraqi children in need of a mother, and what love and grief can teach us about family and hope. Zahra, age three, and Hawra, only a few months old, were the only survivors of a missile strike in Baghdad in 2003 that killed their parents and five siblings.... more...

  • A Brief History of Iraqby Hala Fattah

    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...

  • The Colonial 'Civilizing Process' in Dutch Formosa, 1624-1662by Chiu Hsin-Hui

    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...

  • The Civilization of Chinaby Herbert Allen Giles 2010; US$ 3.99

    Herbert Allen Giles (8 December 1845 – 13 February 1935) was a British diplomat and sinologist, educated at Charterhouse. He modified a Mandarin Chinese Romanization system earlier established by Thomas Wade, resulting in the widely known Wade-Giles Chinese transliteration system. Among his prolific works were translations of Confucius, Chuang... more...