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

  • The Right Spouseby Isabelle Clark-Decès

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Right Spouse is an engaging investigation into Tamil (South Indian) preferential close kin marriages, so-called Dravidian Kinship. This book offers a description and an interpretation of preferential marriages with close kin in South India, as they used to be arranged and experienced in the recent past and as they are increasingly discontinued... more...

  • Last Stand at Khe Sanhby Gregg Jones

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, the riveting story of two Marine regiments who were surrounded five-to-one by North Vietnamese troops and a heroic 12-week battle to defend the Khe Sanh complex, the last stronghold along a 100-mile defensive line?the last chance to stop the NVA from overwhelming South Vietnam more...

  • Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politicsby John Bragg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the Middle East. The author?s key finding is that the state?s... more...

  • The State of the Middle Eastby Dan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    From the author of the bestselling The State of the World Atlas , here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman... more...

  • The War That Never Endsby David L. Anderson; John Ernst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 28.00

    More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and still motivates vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in The War That Never Ends present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City,... more...

  • Dartmouth Veteransby Phillip C. Schaefer

    Dartmouth College Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    A collection of essays by Dartmouth alumni recalling their Vietnam War?era experiences more...

  • Harmonious Interventionby Chiung-Chiu Huang; Chih-yu Shih

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and an ascendant China. Whether or not China will ultimately sinicize global governance or become assimilated into global norms remains both a theoretical and a practical challenge. This book offers an understanding of China’s intervention... more...

  • Fighting Shadows in Vietnamby Michael P. Moynihan

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

    Set as deeply in his mind as in the depths of the Southeast-Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over. I am that American soldier. It's 1969. I am 19 and living in New York City. The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish-American kid bored with his life who felt he was ready... more...

  • Indonesia-Malaysia Relationsby Marshall Clark; Juliet Pietsch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Drawing on social media, cinema, cultural heritage and public opinion polls, this book examines Indonesia and Malaysia from a comparative postcolonial perspective. The Indonesia?Malaysia relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Southeast Asia, especially because Indonesia, the world?s fourth most populous country and third... more...

  • The Modern Middle Eastby Ilan Pappé

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic history. Distancing himself from more traditional modernising approaches, Ilan Pappé is concerned with the ideological question of whom... more...