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Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East

  • A Concise History of the Middle Eastby Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.; Aomar Boum

    Westview Press 2015; US$ 36.99

    Eleventh edition of widely acclaimed text that introduces students to the history of the Middle East region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. more...

  • Peaceful Intervention in Intra-State Conflictsby Dr Chanaka Talpahewa

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Have we reached an end to the era of peaceful third party intervention in conflict management and resolution? In the 1990s, with the ending of the Cold War, the intervention of third parties as a non-violent means of negotiating settlements of intra-state conflicts gained prominence but the emphasis in the twenty-first century has been increasingly... more...

  • Radical Equalityby Aishwary Kumar

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of India's constitution, and M.K. Gandhi, the Indian nationalist, two figures whose thought and legacies have most strongly shaped the contours of Indian democracy, are typically considered antagonists who held irreconcilable views on empire, politics, and society. As such, they are rarely studied together. This book reassesses... more...

  • Asia Firstby Joyce Mao

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    After Japanese bombs hit Pearl Harbor, the American right stood at a crossroads. Generally isolationist, conservatives needed to forge their own foreign policy agenda if they wanted to remain politically viable. When Mao Zedong established the People?s Republic of China in 1949?with the Cold War just underway?they had a new object of foreign policy,... more...

  • A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BCby Marc Van De Mieroop

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95

    Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition of A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000?323 BC presents a comprehensive overview of the multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and includes a richer selection of supplementary materials Addresses the wide variety of... more...

  • Lim Kit Siangby Ooi Kee Beng

    Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 23.99

    Lim Kit Siang has been fighting on the forefront of Malaysian politics since the late 1960s. Uncompromising in his mission to pull the country away from systemic race-based politics and all the ills that stem from the sustainment of these over five decades, he was jailed twice without trial. His persistence saw him and his followers well placed to... more...

  • The Fall of Malaya and Singaporeby Jon Diamond

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    In just 10 weeks from 8 December 1941 to mid February 1942, British and Imperial forces were utterly defeated by the numerically inferior Japanese under General Yamashita.British units fought hard on the Malayan mainland but the Japanese showed greater mobility, cunning and tactical superiority. Morale was badly affected by the loss of HMS Prince of... more...

  • The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Raceby Dr Elaine Marie Carbonell Laforteza; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Investigating the emergence of a specific mestiza/mestizo whiteness that facilitates relations between the Philippines and Western nations, this book examines the ways in which the construction of a particular form of Philippine whiteness serves to deploy positions of exclusion, privilege and solidarity. Through Filipino, Filipino-Australian, and... more...

  • Island of Baliby Miguel Covarrubias; Adrian Vickers

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Island of Bali is now available with a foreword by Professor Adrian Vickers which puts the book into context for a modern audience. First published in 1937, Island of Bali is still regarded by many as the most authoritative text on Bali and its fascinating people. Included is a wealth of information on the daily life, art, customs and religion... more...

  • The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonizationby Marc Frey; Ronald W. Pruessen; Frey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Providing the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history, this book examines evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian empires from the late 19th century through to the 1960s. more...