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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

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  • Europe in China ? China in Europeby Paul Widmer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 34.03

    <P>The manifold aspects of the emergence of a thorough cultural exchange between Europe and China from the 16th to 18th centuries still arouse astonishment and demand further reflection. These proceedings of the symposium "Europe in China ? China in Europe" in commemoration of Matteo Ricci gather together historical contributions which... more...

  • Die Orthostaten Tiglat-Pilesers I. und Assurnasirpals II. aus dem Alten Palast von Assurby Julia Orlamünde; Steven Lundström

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 72.31

    Während Orthostaten als Architekturelement im syrischen und anatolischen Raum seit Beginn des 2. Jahrtausends gut belegt sind, sind steinerne Orthostaten an Monumentalbauten aus dem assyrischen Kerngebiet erstmals unter Tiglat-Pileser I. (1114?1076) in Assur bezeugt. Tiglat-Pileser I. begründete damit eine Tradition, die A??ur-nasir-apli II. (883?859)... more...

  • Politics in Taiwanby Shelley Rigger

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95

    This book shows that Taiwan, unlike other countries, avoided serious economic disruption and social conflict, and arrived at its goal of multi-party competition with little blood shed. Nonetheless, this survey reveals that for those who imagine democracy to be the panacea for every social, economic and political ill, Taiwan's continuing struggles against... more...

  • The Iraq Warby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    The 2003 Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War , John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as whether Saddam Hussein ever possessed weapons of mass destruction... more...

  • Cobra IIby Michael R. Gordon; Bernard E. Trainor

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.A stunning work of investigative journalism, Cobra II describes in riveting detail how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency that followed. As... more...

  • My Year in Iraqby L. Paul Bremer; Malcolm McConnell

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.99

    "BAGHDAD WAS BURNING." With these words, Ambassador L. Paul "Jerry" Bremer begins his gripping memoir of fourteen danger-filled months as America's proconsul in Iraq. My Year in Iraq is the only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. In vivid, dramatic detail, Bremer reveals the... more...

  • Ancient Mesopotamiaby Jane R. McIntosh

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    A general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations - Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia. more...

  • The Making of the "Rape of Nanking"by Takashi Yoshida

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Examines how the views of the so-called Rape of Nanking, or the Nanking Massacre, have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States, from 1937. more...

  • Chinese-Soviet Relations, 1937-1945by John W. Garver

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 144.99

    Traces the complex history of Sino-Soviet relations during the critical anti-Japanese period, shedding new light on the diplomacy of Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists and the inner history of Chinese Communist relations with the USSR. more...

  • Nabeel's Songby Jo Tatchell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95

    In the winter of 1979 Nabeel Yasin, Iraq's most famous young poet, gathered together a handful of belongings and fled Iraq with his wife and son. Life in Baghdad had become intolerable. Silenced by a series of brutal beatings at the hands of the Ba'ath Party's Secret Police and declared an ?enemy of the state,? he faced certain death if he stayed.... more...