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- Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 65.00
This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range in date from prehistory down to the Persian and Hellenistic periods; the bulk belong in the eighth... more...
- Four Winds Press 2015; US$ 15.99
What does it mean when people say You can?t compare apples and oranges?? Are comparisons across genres inherently invalid, or can they be insightful and illuminating? In this brilliant and provocative collection of essays, Dutch author Maarten Asscher maintains that comparisons can be the highest form of argument. Asscher makes his case with examples... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
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...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99
Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History joins a rapidly growing body of important literature that combines history and International Relations theory to create new perspectives on East Asian political and strategic behavior. The book explores the strategic and institutional dynamics of international... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 12.99
The old Shanghai was a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West and this engaging book offers a glimpse into that world through an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps, and other collectibles. Evoking different eras, this record also contains vintage advertisements, excerpts from travel guides, flyers handed out to... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99
In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A forbidden city for Westerners for hundreds of years, China?s capital has always been viewed as one of the world?s most mysterious cities. This book re-creates a sense of old Peking through a pastiche of historical snippets?stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards and drawings?and shares intriguing tidbits about the Imperial Court. Placing Peking... more...