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  • Japanby Mikiso Hane

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    What is a shogun? Who were the samurai and what is the warrior code? What lies behind the Japanese work ethic? From the ancient tea ceremony to the boom and subsequent downturn of its economic prosperity, this uniquely concise introduction to Japan and its history surveys nearly 10,000 years of society, culture, economics and politics. Balancing economic... more...

  • Lebanonby Eyal Zisser

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 29.00

    During the first decade of independence (1943-1952), the old order in Lebanon, shaped over centuries, clashed with a 'new order', transforming Lebanese politics and society. Khuri?s task was to protect Lebanon?s fragile independence and to try to ensure political stability among warring factions more...

  • No Surrender in Burmaby Fred C. Goode

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...

  • Syria, Iran, and Hezbollahby Marius Deeb

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    In a detailed sequel to Marius Deeb?s authoritative Syria?s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process , he demonstrates how the coalition of Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah has used assassination, terrorism, and force against the peaceful and liberal democratic Cedar Revolution, trying to undermine its success in pushing the Syrian Army out of Lebanon... more...

  • The Ituraeans and the Roman Near Eastby E. A. Myers

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    A reappraisal of the identity and ethnicity of the Ituraeans, a little-known people of first century BCE Syria/Palestine. more...

  • Japan: The Soul of a Nationby John Carroll; Michael Yamashita

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Japan has fascinated foreign visitors and observers for centuries. Although Columbus did not find fables Zipang and its troves of gold he sought, countless sojourners in Japan ? ranging from 16th century missionaries to 20th century backpackers with a yen for Zen ? have had eye opening encounters with this land of contrasts. Physically one of the... more...

  • Nationalisms of Japanby Brian J. McVeigh

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.99

    In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism'?the same processes and practices that operate in other national states?are taken into account. Stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions, the author stresses the... more...

  • The Last Samurai - Japanische Geschichtsdarstellung im populären Kinofilmby Daniel Scherrer

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 44.77

    Hollywood hat die Geschichte für sich entdeckt. Nach einer Ära der Sandalen- und Piratenfilme in den 60er und 70er Jahren, welche zum Teil ungewollt komisch wirken, präsentiert die Traumfabrik seit dem Erfolg von Ridley Scotts Gladiator im Jahr 2000 in regelmäßigen Abständen Filme, welche historische Stoffe verarbeiten. So entstand mittlerweile für... more...

  • Contentious Integrationby Chien-peng Chung

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book studies the relationship between the People's Republic of China and Japan as the basis of the construction and maintenance of economic and security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific. It explains how these arrangements have been challenged by the occasionally testy ties between these two major Asian powers and explores their dynamic interactions... more...

  • The Culture of Sectarianismby Ussama Samir Makdisi

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. more...