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  • Geschichte Kambodschasby Bernd Stöver

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 11.28

    Kambodscha ist durch die grandiosen Tempel aus der Angkor-Zeit bekannt, aber auch als Ort des Völkermords der Roten Khmer. Bernd Stövers kompakte, anschauliche Darstellung beginnt mit den frühen Gottkönigtümern und der Entstehung der Tempelkomplexe in Angkor Wat und Angkor Thom, die nach dem Niedergang des Khmer-Reiches, vom Dschungel überwuchert,... more...

  • What Went Wrong?by Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Why did the most advanced civilization in the world lose its power and fall under the domination of others? This book examines how Middle Easterners responded to Western challenges in war, technology, religion and other areas between the 18th and 20th centuries. more...

  • Mahatma Gandhiby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Mohandas Gandhi was a small man, but he helped bring about large-scale change in the world. Through peaceful acts of disobedience, Gandhi helped free India from British rule. See how Gandhi made extraordinary personal sacrifices and be inspired by his passion and peaceful ways. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this... more...

  • East Asiaby Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    This new series teachers students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--"at both the global and local scales. The authors are educators who have been trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national... more...

  • Thailandby Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also faces major challenges. Prostitution, drugs, and HIV/AIDS are significant social issues. Environmental problems include deforestation, and water and air pollution. This book investigates these issues, as well as the physical, cultural and social features of this emerging nation. more...

  • Complete Notes from Singaporeby Neil Humphreys

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.05

    Almost 200 years ago, an Englishman by the name of Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and the rest, shall we say, is history. A decade ago, another Englishman came to Singapore and left behind a wholly different kind of legacy. "Notes from an even Smaller Island", "Scribbles from the Same Island" and "Final... more...

  • Text, Image and Song in Transdisciplinary Dialogueby Deborah Klimburg-Salter

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    The papers in this volume all result from field work in the Indian Himalayas and the TAR conducted by the Interdisciplinary Research Unit, Austrian Science Fund. While the research goals were established within the framework of transdisciplinary research, each scholar approaches scientific problems according to the methodologies associated with their... more...

  • Dutch East India Company Merchants at the Court of Ayutthayaby Bhawan Ruangsilp

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Deals with the early modern Dutch-Thai interactions as told by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who concurrently tried to find a balance between their 'partnership' with and 'sense of differences' from the Thai elite. This book presents a study of Ayutthaya's history. more...

  • Dutch and British Colonial Intervention in Sri Lanka, 1780-1815by Alicia Schrikker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Presents a study of Dutch and British colonial intervention on Sri Lanka in the period 1780-1815. This book provides a characterisation of the functioning and growth of the colonial state in a period of transition. It focuses on the local reforms in the Dutch administration and policymaking on the island prior to the take-over by the British. more...

  • A Baba Weddingby Cheo Kim Ban

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 1983; US$ 13.99

    About the Book The text takes the reader systematically through the wedding of Babas to Nyonyas in full traditional style. Beginning with the matchmaking process and ending with post-nuptial parties, Cheo Kim Ban discusses the significance and beauty of each ritual, highlighting the symbolism behind the paraphernalia used. The author also traces, wherever... more...