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- I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 14.95
During the first decade of independence (1943-1952), the old order in Lebanon, shaped over centuries, clashed with a 'new order', transforming Lebanese politics and society. Khuri?s task was to protect Lebanon?s fragile independence and to try to ensure political stability among warring factions more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
The samurai were celebrated warriors, but they were also deeply spiritual men whose religious beliefs sustained and inspired their forays into battle. In this entirely original work, Stephen Turnbull, a leading authority on Japanese history and author of more than 50 books, reveals the soul of the samurai in a thoughtful exploration of the religions... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 193.00
"Snow on the Pine" presents a compelling view of the Japanese foreign policy that runs counter to the common wisdom reducing Japan's post-war efforts to the pursuit of purely commercial interests. This book takes a new approach - the eventual Japanese defeat in the Second World War did not transform Japan into an exceptional state seeking... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00
Japan and the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1950-1964 reveals the divisive impact of the Sino-Soviet Alliance on Japanese domestic politics and foreign relations during the turbulent years between 1950 and 1964. Drawing on extensive Japanese sources and unprecedented access to previously classified government documents, C.W. Braddick exposes the myths shrouding... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 29.99
?Die Gesellschaft der Leute? bezeichnet den Gegenstand soziologischer Beobachtung. Die Soziologie nimmt in den Blick, wie die Gesellschaft in der Gesellschaft beobachtet und interpretiert wird, woraus sich die Beobachtungen und Interpretationen ergeben und was daraus folgt. Diese Einstellung der Soziologie auf Beobachtungen zweiter Ordnung führt... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 39.99
Was kann ein an Poststrukturalismus und Philosophischer Anthropologie orientiertes soziologisches Denken leisten, das nicht vergessen hat, was von Marx zu lernen ist? Es ermutigt, die Routinen disziplinärer Selbstgenügsamkeit zu verlassen, sich frei unter den Zeitdruck ratlos machender Probleme zu setzen und politische Schärfe in der Distanz zu einseitigen... more...
- Rough Guides 2013; US$ 25.99
The Rough Guide to Korea is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating peninsula, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best tourist attractions. Discover Korea's highlights with stunning photography and insightful descriptions of everything from Seoul's wonderful palaces and hectic nightlife scene to the fishing islands of the West... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99
The world knows more about secret North Korea than the free society of the South. As a peace summit heralded a new era for a country divided for 50 years, Jennifer Barclay searched for the spirit of South Korea, discovering a land full of passion, tradition and spirituality, good humour and great food. Jen quit her high-pressure job and followed her... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
The transformation of the Bodleian Libraries provides an example of how major libraries can meet twenty-first century challenges: in 2008 it was facing a failed system installation, a failed plan to cope with its storage needs and the threat of losing status as a repository suitable to house important manuscripts. Three years later it... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95
The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake... more...