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- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 7.99
Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2009; US$ 14.57
This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today's Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism or Islam. The effects of the restructuring of traditional state power engendered by globalization are analyzed separately, through updated empirical... more...
- Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: western Sumatra, East Timor and Irian Jaya. Presenting himself as the picture of innocence, he reports only what he observes, using his well honed tools of irony and humour to deliver a devastating assessment... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 21.00
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States. It is also the world's largest Muslim majority country and the third largest democracy. Its economy is currently the 10th largest on the global scale. Indonesia is recognized as an emerging power, and a respected member of the international community.... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 12.99
CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy, but with this book you will learn to understand the importance of "amor-propio", appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the end of fifty years of dictatorship, and halfway around... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 14.99
Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and popular jokes from the region, The Middle East: A Beginner?s Guide is easy-to-read and full of insight. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Middle East Politics at Oxford University. He is the author of A History of Jordan and has previously... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This clear, balanced and authoritative survey of the history of the region is now fully up to date again. The text contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99
In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective. The author discusses such landmark past events... more...