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  • Vrede als nevendoelby Marianne van Leeuwen

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50

    Het Arabisch-IsraŽlische conflict is ontstaan als onbedoeld gevolg van Brits koloniaal beleid. Externe partijen van uiteenlopende pluimage hebben zich ingespannen in dit conflict te bemiddelen, dikwijls echter met vrede als nevendoel, niet als hoofddoel. Zo stond voor Amerikanen en Britten in de jaren vijftig containment van de Sovjet-Unie centraal.... more...

  • Colin Meets an Emuby Merv Lambert

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.99

    Colin the librarian is an unremarkable little man, who one day at work finds a very rare, very unusual book. It does not belong to the library. On opening it he sees the title 'Colin's Book' and inside it is a beautiful blue bookmark with a red phoenix on it. The bookmark gives him extraordinary strength and resolve and leads him and his... more...

  • The Scripting of A National Historyby Lysa Hong; Jianli Huang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 52.00

    Singapore and its Pasts studies the constructed nature of the history endorsed by the state, blurring the distinction between what happened in the past, and how that past is made to be understood. The People's Action Party (PAP) government's unbroken mandate to rule has come in no small part from how it explains its lineage and record to the... more...

  • Orientalism and Conspiracyby Arndt Graf

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 45.00

    The relationship between Islam and the West has frequently been subject to misunderstanding and mistrust and recent events in the international arena have only deepened this perceived divide, culturally and politically. The West often views the Islamic world - and the Islamic world the West - through a prism of mutual suspicion. In such conditions... more...

  • Baliboby Jill Jolliffe

    Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99

    In October 1975, during the decolonisation of Portuguese Timor, five young television reporters travelled from Australia to report on the brewing unrest in the region. It was a journey that would be their last: Greg Shackleton, Gary Cunningham, and Tony Stewart of Channel Seven, and Brian Peters and Malcolm Rennie of Channel Nine, were killed by the... more...

  • A Brief History of the Middle Eastby Christopher Catherwood

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    Western civilization began in the Middle East: Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam, were born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred centuries for the West to catch up, and overtake, the Middle East. ... more...

  • Singapore in Global Historyby Derek Heng; Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    This important overview explores the connections between Singapore's past with historical developments worldwide until present day. The contributors analyse Singapore as a city-state seeking to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of the global dimensions contributing to Singapore's growth. The book's global perspective... more...

  • The Lion and the Eagleby Iain Manson

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 18.21

    At Farnborough in Hampshire on 17th April 1860, Tom Sayers of England and John Heenan of the United States met in boxing's first world championship bout -- it truly was the Lion and the Eagle. All England held its breath, and when news of the outcome of the fight reached New York, the city came to a standstill. The Lion and the Eagle tells the now-forgotten... more...

  • Governance in Indonesiaby Hadi Soesastro; Anthony L Smith; Han Mui Ling

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 37.90

    When Megawati Soekarnoputri became the President of Indonesia in July 2001, there were strong expectations. But so far, fundamental economic and political reforms have yet to be undertaken. The deadly Bali bombings on 12 October 2002 presented a wake-up call for the Megawati government. Terrorism on an international scale had now hit home. Now, more... more...

  • Singapore-Malaysia Relations under Abdullah Badawiby Saw Swee-Hock; K Kesavapany

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 32.90

    This book, a project of the ISEAS Malaysia Study Programme, documents the series of important events that have contributed to the warmer relations presently enjoyed by Singapore and Malaysia under Abdullah Badawi. The eight chapters cover background, solving bilateral ties, intensifying official visits, developing people-to-people contacts, deepening... more...