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

  • Naval Resistance to Britain's Growing Power in India, 1660-1800by Philip MacDougall

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Reveals, from a non-Eurocentric perspective, how Indian states developed and implemented maritime strategies which posed a serious threat to British naval power in the region. more...

  • Transnational Trajectories in East Asiaby Yasemin Nuho?lu Soysal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly contradictory developments as they bear on the transformations... more...

  • Cobbold and Kin: Life Stories from an East Anglianby Clive Hodges

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    The Cobbold family, its roots firmly planted in East Anglia, is most commonly associated with the brewing industry and with Ipswich Town Football Club. This, however, is only a small part of the story. Over the centuries, the Cobbolds and their kin have turned their hand to almost every imaginable field of endeavour. This richly-illustrated book relates... more...

  • Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asiaby Joseph Liow; Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The past two decades since the end of the Cold War have been years of remarkable change and transformation for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives that involve not only the Association of Southeast Asian... more...

  • Kiss the Boys Goodbyeby Monika Jensen-Stevenson; William Stevenson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The classic account of the abandonment of American POWs in Vietnam by the US government. For many Americans, the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan bring back painful memories of one issue in particular: American policy on the rescue of and negotiation for American prisoners. One current American POW of the Taliban, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl,... more...

  • In This Arab Timeby Fouad Ajami

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective. The author discusses such landmark past events... more...

  • Descending Dragon, Rising Tigerby Vu Hong Lien; Peter Sharrock

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 45.00

    Outside of its war with the United States, Vietnam?s past has often been neglected and understudied. Whether as an aspiring subordinate or a rebel province, Vietnam has been viewed by most historians in relation to its larger neighbor to the north, China. Seeking to reshape these accounts, Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep... more...

  • The Women of Cairo: Volume II (Routledge Revivals)by Gerard De Nerval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as examining their old and new customs. This book is... more...

  • The Court-Martial of Corporal Nuttingby John R. Nutting; USMC (Ret.) Roy M Major General Franklin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he?s going to fight the war as a Marine. On the day of his high school graduation, he swears into the US Marine Corps and boards the plane to boot camp. All too soon he?s in the jungle,... more...

  • Calcutta Revisitedby Keith Humphrey

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 13.11

    A book for the adventurous but time-pressed traveller seeking to experience the real Calcutta in a way few others will. The narrative takes you far from any tourist trail and plunges you deep into the heart of Calcutta, seen through its teeming backstreets and byways; its people and endearing idiosyncrasies Set against a backdrop of the City?s... more...