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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 25.99
Our expert authors, longtime residents in and frequent travelers to China, share their candid opinions on what's worth your time and what's?not. Frommer's China takes you from the Great Wall, to the terracotta warriors of Xi'an; from hidden Buddhist caves along the Silk Road to mystical mountains in the East. Plus, you'll have everything you need... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99
On the eve of June 30, Hong Kong was officially passed back to China. This event will mark what Willem van Kemenade sees as the start of an increasingly problematic -- and even dangerous -- reintegration of the old Chinese empire into a new world superpower. Since the early 1980s, investment money has been pouring into China from Hong Kong and trade... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00
The study of these seals complements our meagre textual documentation. The first sangas in particular offer a unique opportunity to assemble a consistent corpus from a single family holding the same title throughout the Old Babylonian period. more...
- Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 9.99
Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century. In describing the journey, Isabella provides a rich mix of observations and describes two occasions when she is almost killed by anti-foreign mobs.... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99
Describing a journey across China to Burma, this vivid and precise account follows Australian-born foreign correspondent George Morrison on his travels beginning in 1894. Dressed in Chinese garb and engaging guides and servants as needed, Morrison traveled by riverboat, sedan chair, mule, pony, and, mostly, on foot. A gripping adventure tale, this... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 60.00
Writings of travelers have shaped ideas about an evolving China, while preconceived ideas about China also shaped the way they saw the country. A Century of Travels in China explores the impressions of these writers on various themes, from Chinese cities and landscapes to the work of Europeans abroad. From the time of the first Opium War to the declaration... more...