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- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 46.10
Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 29.00
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...
- Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 26.95
The Koreas looks at Korea in the age of globalization. North and South are remarkably different, yet each in its own way plays a major role in the globalization era (albeit in diametrically opposed fashion). The North, impoverished yet bristling with weapons, is a major exporter of arms and a charter member of the ''axis of evil'' as defined by George... 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$ 54.95
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...