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- Kohlhammer Verlag 2008; US$ 20.73
Spätestens seit der islamischen Expansion sind die arabische Welt und Europa enge Nachbarn. Dennoch werden die Geschichte Europas und des Christentums und die Geschichte der Araber und des Islam oft getrennt voneinander wahrgenommen. Dass diese Sehweise zu kurz ist, beweist Alfred Schlicht in diesem Geschichtsbuch, das von der islamischen Eroberung... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 7.99
The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"--and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95
As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia—the world's largest Islamic nation—Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers , author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived. In this book you'll meet: an Olympic... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 34.97
The argument here is that, although Indonesia would appear to be the natural leader in Southeast Asia, it has been singularly unsuccessful in putting its stamp on ASEAN. If anything, ASEAN has been put on Indonesias bebas dan aktif (independent and active) foreign policy stamp through Indonesias deference to self-constructed obligations... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 77.87
What would a history that put women at the centre of the rise and fall of kingdoms be like? When the armies of Khubilai arrived on Java in 1293, they found themselves in the middle of two warring states. Two historical traditions developed concerning the ensuing events: the official Chinese dynastic records in which no women are mentioned, and a number... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 73.00
This is the sequel to the bestselling book, The Little Red Dot , published in 2005. While the first volume consisted of a collection of essays by Singapore's first- and second-generation diplomats, this second volume contains essays written by the third generation of young ambassadors. The Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, has... more...
The Origins of the Cold War in the Near East: Great Power Conflict and Diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and GreecePrinceton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00
Bruce Kuniholm takes a regional perspective to focus on postwar diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece and efforts in these countries to maintain their independence from the Great Powers. Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how... more...
- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19
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 fearlessly... more...