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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

  • American Images of Chinaby Oliver Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about that country and its people. It also introduces the... more...

  • Fighting for Peaceby Lisa Leitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    Fighting for Peace brings to light an important yet neglected aspect of opposition to the Iraq War?the role of veterans and their families. Drawing on extensive participant observation and interviews, Lisa Leitz demonstrates how the harrowing war experiences of veterans and their families motivated a significant number of them to engage in peace... more...

  • Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China, Volume Oneby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth... more...

  • Travels in Tartary Thibet and China, Volume Twoby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of... more...

  • The Travels of an Alchemistby Li Chih-Ch'ang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1931. Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with certainty the otherwise obscure and much disputed dates of Chingiz Khan's movements during his Western campaign. The author, a Taoist doctor,... more...

  • Iraqi Arab Nationalismby Peter Wien

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Peter Wien presents a provocative discussion on the history of Iraq and the growth of nationalism during the 1930s and early 1940s. He deconstructs the established view that a large proportion of the nationalist movement in Iraq during this period was heavily influenced by Nazi Germany, arguing that the admiration for Germany was highly nuanced, and... more...

  • An Account of Tibetby Filippo De Filippi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account... more...

  • Iraqi Federalism and the Kurdsby Alex Danilovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together focuses on the role of federalism as a viable solution to Iraq's many problems and the efforts the Kurdish government has deployed to adjust to new federal relations that entail not only gains, but also concessions and compromises. The authors’ direct experience of living and working... more...

  • Carnival Chinaby Kerry Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    With Foreword by John Keane. The era of the Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao was one in which China became richer, more powerful, more prominent and more vexed. This series of essays, originally published on the Open Democracy website between 2006 and 2013, attempts to make sense of the cultural, political and economic dynamics within which... more...

  • You Don't Know What You Think You "Know" About . . . The Communist Revolution and the REAL Path to Emancipationby Raymond Lotta

    Insight Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    This book takes on and refutes the conventional wisdom that communist revolution has been a disaster and nightmare. In a wide-ranging, provocative, and richly detailed interview, Raymond Lotta, a political economist and expert in the history of communism, guides the reader through the “first wave? of socialist revolutions: the Paris Commune of 1871,... more...