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  • Japanese Landscapesby Cotton Mather; Pradyumna P. Karan; Shigeru Iijima

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    From the busy streets of Tokyo to the secluded shores of Kyushu, from the volcanoes of Hokkaido to the temples of Kyoto, the treasured landscapes of Japan are brought to life in this concise visual guide. Drawing upon years of observation, Cotton Mather, P.P. Karan, and Shigeru Iijima explore the complex interaction of culture, time, and space in... more...

  • Diskursive Interaktionsmuster des Libanonkonfliktsby Mitra Moussa Nabo

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.99

    Mitra Moussa Nabo präsentiert 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...

  • Beautiful Japanby Leza Lowitz; Marumi Yasuda

    Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 12.99

    This beautifully photographed Japan travel pictorial features all the most famous sites in Japan along with extensive notes and even maps. Shop along tree-lined streets filled with exclusive boutiques, stroll in ancient temple grounds, strike a business deal on the thirty-second floor of a chrome-and-glass skyscraper, get swept up in the crowds,... more...

  • Japan Land of Beauty and Traditionby Philip Sandoz; Narumi Yasuda

    Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 17.99

    This Japan travel guide features dozens of beautiful photographs and insightful commentary. Japan: Land of Beauty and Tradition takes the reader on a sweeping tour of this always enticing and often surprising country. From the gaudy exuberance of the Sensoji temple to the tranquility of Ryoanji's stone garden, from Kyushu's tropical shores to... more...

  • Samurai and Ninjaby Anthony Cummins

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very realand very lethalmedieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo.... more...

  • Between the Eagle and the Sunby Ihab Hassan

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island,... 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...

  • A Japanese Mirrorby Ian Buruma

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to... 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...

  • 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...