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  • Militär und zivile Politikby Aurel Croissant; David Kühn

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 44.87

    In Europa und Nordamerika gilt es heute als selbstverständlich, dass das Militär der Kontrolle durch die zivile Politik unterliegt. In anderen Regionen der Welt ist das jedoch nicht unbedingt der Fall. Warum gelingt es manchen Staaten, die Kontrolle über die Streitkräfte zu institutionalisieren, und manchen nicht? Welche Rolle spielt das Militär in... more...

  • Amerikanische Lizenzpolitik und deutsche Pressetraditionby Norbert Frei

    De Gruyter 1986; US$ 35.00

    Die Neuordnung des Pressewesens nach 1945 war eine der erfolgreichsten Maßnahmen der Alliierten zur Demokratisierung Deutschlands. Anstelle der traditionellen Blätter, deren Zahl in die Tausende ging, gründeten die Besatzungsmächte insgesamt 156 Lizenzzeitungen. Mit dieser strukturellen Zäsur ging zudem ein personeller Neuanfang einher. Besonders die... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Bengalisby Kunal Chakrabarti; Shubhra Chakrabarti

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 164.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis provides an overview of the Bengalis across the world from the earliest Chalcolithic cultures to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 750 cross-referenced dictionary entries on politicians, educators and... more...

  • The End of Modern History in the Middle Eastby Bernard Lewis

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Bernard Lewis looks at the new era in the Middle East. With the departure of imperial powers, the region must now, on its own, resolve the political, economic, cultural, and societal problems that prevent it from accomplishing the next stage in the advance of civilization. There is enough in the traditional culture of Islam on the one hand and the... more...

  • First Raj of the Sikhsby Harish Dhillon

    Hay House 2013; US$ 8.95 US$ 6.58

    Banda Singh Bahadur appeared in Sikh history for a relatively short period (1708-1716) but, after the Sikh gurus, influenced it more significantly than any other individualBanda Singh Bahadur is among the most colourful and fascinating characters in Sikh history. From an ascetic he was transformed into Guru Gobind Singh’s most trusted disciple.... more...

  • Singapore Street Namesby Victor R. Savage; Brenda S.A. Yeoh

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 28.99

    Place names tell us much about a country - its history, its landscape, its people, its aspirations, its self-image. The study of place names, ‘toponymics’, unlocks the myriad interlocking stories that are encoded in every street and landmark. In Singapore, the coexistence of various races, cultures and languages, as well as its history of... more...

  • Voices from Tibetby Tsering Woeser; Lixiong Wang; Violet Law

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 20.00

    Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most eloquent, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural destruction and political subjugation that plague the increasingly Han Chinese-dominated Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is as powerful as it is profound,... more...

  • Bedouin Tribes of the Euphratesby W.S. Blunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Alberuni's Indiaby Edward C. Sachau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Life as a Dalitby Subhadra Mitra Channa; Joan P Mencher

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 62.00

    Life as a Dalit looks at caste society from the point of view of the Dalits, focusing on their worldview, emotions, and critical appraisal of their own position and of the higher groups. It is a volume based on the critical perspectives provided by scholars who have turned around the more acclaimed and accepted theories of caste society privileging... more...