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  • Modern Japanby J.E. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    J E Thomas examines the historical roots of Japanese social structures and preoccupations and he sets these within the broad chronological framework of Japan's political and military development. The book can thus serve as an introduction to modern Japan in a more general sense - but its focus throughout is on the people themselves. Professor Thomas... more...

  • Japan 1868-1945by Takao Matsumura; John Benson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The history of Imperial Japan, fromáthe Meiji Restoration through to defeat and occupation at the end of the Second World War, is central to any understanding of the way in which modern Japan has developed and will continue to develop in the future. This wide-ranging accessible and up-to-date interpretation of Japanese history between 1868 and 1945... more...

  • Strategic Japanby Michael J. Green; Zack Cooper

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 19.99

    The contributions contained in this book highlight potential areas for enhanced cooperation between the United States and Japan at a time when the West desperately needs a confident and proactive Japan, and Japan needs sustained American engagement and deterrence in an Asia-Pacific region that will continue to be the site of economic growth. more...

  • Shogunby A. L. Sadler; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book tells the fascinating history of the life of Shogun Tokugawa IeyasuJapan's most famous Shogun. Since its initial appearance, A.L.Sadler's imposing biography of the Japanese Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu has been recognized as an outstanding contribution to the knowledge of Japanese history. It is also considered the standard reference work... more...

  • Forecast for Japanby James William Morley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    If, as seems likely, Japan's 1975 GNP more than doubles the rest of Asia's, will it seek to build armed forces to match? For a reliable forecast, six policy specialists consider areas bearing on the path Japan takes. Drawing from the contributors' projections, James Motley concludes with a primary forecast of the security policy Japan is likely to... more...

  • Diskursive Interaktionsmuster des Libanonkonfliktsby Mitra Moussa Nabo

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.99

    Mitra Moussa Nabo prńsentiert eine systematische Analyse des libanesischen Konflikts in den Jahren 2005 bis 2008. Darin ist die Konfliktdynamik als das Zusammenspiel der regionalen, nationalen sowie lokalen Ebenen zu verstehen. In der Untersuchung gilt der Libanon als integraler Bestandteil der Region des Nahen und Mittleren Osten, sodass der libanesische... more...

  • The Clear Mirrorby George Perkins

    Stanford University Press 1998; US$ 62.95

    The Clear Mirror (Masukagami) is an account of Japanese history from 1185 to 1333 by an anonymous author, almost certainly a court noble writing around the third quarter of the fourteenth century. During this time, the military government at Kamakura controlled the country, maintaining the emperor with his court at Kyoto as symbolic head of state.... more...

  • Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversityby Koichi Iwabuchi

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book discusses how the evolution of market-driven cultural globalization has reinforced the administration of national cultural borders in Japan. As a result of these processes, a particular kind of cross-border connectivity and exchange is embraced while cross-border dialogue and engagement with multicultural questions within Japan are discouraged.... more...

  • Renaissance Emirby T.J. Gorton

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    A groundbreaking biography of the mysterious Levantine prince Fakr ad-Din. The year is 1613: the Ottoman Empire is at its height, sprawling from Hungary to Iraq, Morocco to Yemen. One man dares to challenge it: the Prince of the mysterious Druze sect in Mount Lebanon, Fakhr ad-Din. Yielding before a mighty army sent to conquer him, heastonishinglytakes... more...

  • Peacekeepers at Warby Timothy Geraghty

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    On October 23, 1983, nearly simultaneous suicide truck bombings killed 241 U.S. peacekeepers in their barracks at the Beirut International Airport (BIA) and 58 French paratroopers at their headquarters two miles north of BIA. In this long-awaited book, the Marine Corps commander of the U.S. Multi-National Peacekeeping Force that was destroyed by terrorists... more...