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  • Wetlands of Mass Destructionby Robert Lawrence France; Edward L. Ochsenschlager

    Green Frigate Books 2007; US$ 17.99

    This important account investigates the ruin of the Mesopotamian marshes—historically one of the world's most important wetland environments—along with the decimation of an area inhabited, since the time of the Sumerians, by thousands of people living on artificial islands of mud and reeds and depending on sustainable fishing and farming. Located... more...

  • Kurdistan on the Global Stageby Diane E. King

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    Diane E. King has written about everyday life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which covers much of the area long known as Iraqi Kurdistan. One of the few scholars who has done research during the Saddam Hussein regime, King offers a sensitive interpretation of the contradiction resulting from the intersection of tradition with modernity, exploring... more...

  • Contemporary China - An Introductionby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. Intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, it provides the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and international relations; China's history, especially the twentieth... more...

  • Women of Babylonby Zainab Bahrani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a much needed historical study into the concept of feminity in Assyro-Babylonian society. The author analyses how the ancient culture of Mesopotamia defined gender and sexuality through visual representation. more...

  • A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revoltsby Christiane Bird

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Though the Kurds played a major military and tactical role in the United States? recent war with Iraq, most of us know little about this fiercely independent, long-marginalized people. Now acclaimed journalist Christiane Bird, who riveted readers with her tour of Islamic Iran in Neither East Nor West , travels through this volatile part of the world... more...

  • Urukby Mario Liverani

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 21.80

    Provides historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia. This book develops an argument that weaves together an amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems. more...

  • The Kurds Ascendingby Michael M. Gunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    This is the first book to be primarily directed at analyzing the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey. Although this solution remains cautiously fragile, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently seemed so bleak. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Iraqby Edmund A. Ghareeb; Beth Dougherty

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Iraq begins with the earliest civilizations and covers the many periods that followed, ranging from the history of ancient Mesopotamia to the Abbasid Empire to present-day Iraq. Included are a historical overview; a country profile; a review of the economy, oil, fauna, and political institution; coverage of the Iran-Iraq... more...

  • Chinaby Robert Andre Lafleur

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00

    Part of ABC-CLIO's Asia in Focus series, this authoritative resource is designed to help a wide variety of readers understand the complexities of the worldÕs most populous countryÑa nation of ancient glory and rising importance, yet one that remains elusive and not generally well known.||Packed with recent scholarship and fascinating details, this... more...

  • First Civilizationsby Robert Alan Chadwick

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2005; US$ 90.00

    First Civilizations is the second edition of a popular student text first published in 1996 in Montreal by Les Editions Champ Fleury. This much updated and expanded edition provides an introductory overview of the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. It was conceived primarily for students who have little or no knowledge of ancient... more...