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  • Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timorby David Hicks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Raffles and Hastingsby John Bastin

    Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 28.00

    The founding of Singapore has typically been attributed to the strategic genius of one man, Stamford Raffles. Frequently overlooked is the part played by his superior in the East India Company, the Marquess of Hastings. It was Hastings who, as Governor-General of India, made the fateful decision to establish a British trading post at the southern entrance... more...

  • In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empireby Robert G. Hoyland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger... more...

  • Philippinenby Thilo Thielke

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.93

    Seit 1993 ist Spiegel-Reporter Thilo Thielke immer wieder auf den Philippinen unterwegs. Seine Reisen führen ihn von der Metropole Manila über die Inselgruppe Luzon im Norden, die Visayas in der Mitte nach Mindanao im Süden. Er trifft die exzentrische Imelda Marcos und ihren Sohn, den erfolgreichen Politiker Bongbong, verbringt einige Tage mit dem... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    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...

  • An Empire of the Eastby Norman Lewis

    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...

  • Indonesia Mattersby Amitav Acharya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 72.00

    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...

  • The Accidental Diplomatby Maurice Baker; Edmund Baker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 62.00

    “For the life of a diplomat is often a variation of routine boredom and exhilarating crises.”. Maurice Baker is an academic and one of Singapore's pioneer diplomats. Growing up in colonial–governed Malaya and Singapore, his profound love for great literature works inspired him to obtain an honors in English from King's... more...

  • The Origins of the Cold War in the Near Eastby Bruce Robellet Kuniholm

    Princeton 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...