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  • The Teardrop Islandby Cherry Briggs

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 9.99

    After discovering the travel writings of a Victorian explorer and writer, Cherry Briggs decides to retrace his footsteps across the island of Ceylon?now known as the recently war-torn, tsunami-effected Sri Lanka Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the... more...

  • In the Kacchby Kevin McGrath

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This personal narrative about life in a remote desert region of Western India tells of how love of place and love of person find their equilibrium in a world far removed from modernity. Yet this small, distant land of kingship and pastoral life is rapidly being eroded by the new India of commerce and industrialization. The author describes how an ancient... more...

  • Surprised at Being Aliveby Robert F. Curtis

    Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99

    Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isn’t your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of the... more...

  • World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourismby Luna Khirfan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design, and tourism development in historic cities, linking theory and practice in a unique way. The book offers an investigation of three Middle Eastern historic cities, Aleppo, Acre and Salt, all of which face significant challenges of... more...

  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • Indienby Jean Drèze; Amartya Sen; Thomas Atzert; Andreas Wirthensohn

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 25.47

    Indien hat in den letzten 70 Jahren eine erstaunliche wirtschaftliche und politische Erfolgsgeschichte vorzuweisen. Zugleich herrschen in der größten Demokratie der Erde weiterhin krasse soziale Ungleichheit und großes Elend in den Unterschichten vor. Amartya Sen und sein Schüler Jean Drèze gehen in ihrer brillanten Analyse den Ursachen dieser Widersprüchlichkeiten... more...

  • 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...