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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Written in a clear and systematic manner, this highly topical read fills a conspicuous gap in existing academic literature on the contemporary political environment and society in Lebanon. Divided into two parts, Part One examines the pre-civil war system, the circumstances of its formation, its unique characteristics, its weaknesses and dynamics... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95
Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 144.99
Conflict and intervention in the Middle East are not uncommon occurrences. Yet when civil strife erupted in Lebanon in 1975, the events that followed were unusual indeed. Unlike most patterns of intervention, Syria displayed remarkable tactical flexibility by first intervening on behalf of the rebels, its traditional allies, then shifting its allegiance... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00
The Koreas delivers border-to-border coverage of North and South Korea, with chapters dedicated to history and geography, social and cultural customs, and economics and politics. With Russia and China as their neighbors to the north and 37,000 U.S. troops permanently stationed in the south, and with a history of occupation by powers like China, Mongolia,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Shedding light on contemporary Japanese society in an international context, Japanese-Korean relations and modern day notions of a multicultural Japan, this book addresses the broad notions and questions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and belonging through investigation of Japan?s Korean population (zainichi). Despite zainichi Korean existence... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 19.99
The World Bank is in the initial stages of developing a new annual series of World Bank Country Briefs. Tanzania- the second report in the series - will be published in the winter of 2009. These short, country-specific reports examine the economic, social, environmental, and business landscape of developing countries, focusing on issues critical to... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 34.99
This popular and accessible introduction to Japan offers readers an authoritative yet concise overview of two thousand years of Japanese history. Now fully updated to the present, this edition also includes an array of photographs and illustrations. The first half of the book explores the pre-Meiji era up to 1868. The second half traces domestic and... more...