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

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 45.83

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Kojikiby Gustav Heldt

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan?s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan?s islands, reflecting the origins of Japanese civilization and future Shinto practice. The Kojiki provides insight into the lifestyle, religious beliefs, politics,... 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...

  • Syrian Intervention in Lebanonby Naomi Joy Weinberger

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 144.99

    Conflict and intervention in the Middle East are not uncommon occurrences. Yet when civil strife erupted in Lebanon in 1975, the events that followed were unusual indeed. Unlike most patterns of intervention, Syria displayed remarkable tactical flexibility by first intervening on behalf of the rebels, its traditional allies, then shifting its allegiance... more...

  • Japanby Charles F. Gritzner; Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • Beware of Small Statesby David Hirst

    Nation Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    A definitive history of Lebanon, from one of the region?s most celebrated and controversial journalists more...

  • The Mikado's Empireby William Elliot Griffis

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    In its day the most popular book on the culture and history of then-mysterious Japan. more...

  • Things Japaneseby Basil Hall Chamberlain

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    The guiding work on Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese objects and institutions more...

  • A Prophetic Peaceby Alick Isaacs

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Challenging deeply held convictions about Judaism, Zionism, war, and peace, Alick Isaacs's combat experience in the second Lebanon war provoked him to search for a way of reconciling the belligerence of religion with its messages of peace. In his insightful readings of the texts of Biblical prophecy... more...