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  • The Kurds Ascendingby Michael M. Gunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Kurds of Iraq, Theby Mahir Aziz

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Over ninety years since their absorption into the modern Iraqi state, the Kurdish people of Iraq still remain an apparent anomaly in the modern world - a nation without a state. In 'The Kurds of Iraq', Mahir Aziz explores this incongruity, and asks the pertinent questions, who are the Kurds today? What is their relationship to the Iraqi state? How... more...

  • The Seal of the Sangaby Michel Tanret

    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...

  • The Suma Oriental of Tomé Piresby Armando Cortesão

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

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  • 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...

  • Women of Babylonby Zainab Bahrani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional... more...

  • The Yangtze Valley and Beyondby Isabella L. Bird; Graham Earnshaw

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Babyloniansby Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95

    Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexander's heirs ruled the Near East, Leick examines how archaeological discoveries... more...

  • Mesopotamia Before Historyby Petr Charvát

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Mesopotamia was one of the earliest regions to produce writing, literature and the fine arts, as well as being one of the first areas to construct states. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the region's prehistory and protohistory shows how these fascinating developments were possible. Petr Charvát explores the economic, social and spiritual... more...