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  • 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...

  • 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 Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how...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...

  • Viewing the Islamic Orientby Pallavi Pandit Laisram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Islamic Orient †studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the†nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said?s concept of "Orientalism" and "Orientalist" discourse: his argument that the orientalist view had such a strong influence on westerners that they invariably... more...

  • Syriaby John McHugo

    Saqi 2014; US$ 23.32

    Syria?s descent into civil war has already claimed an estimated 150,000 lives while nearly nine million people have fled their homes. This is now the greatest humanitarian and political crisis of the twenty-first century. In this hard-hitting book, John McHugo considers why Syria?s foundations as a nation have proved so fragile. Tracing the history... more...

  • Timor-Lesteby Abraham Joseph; Takako Hamaguchi; Josť Ramos-Horta

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    After enduring years of conflict and destruction, Timor-Leste has risen from the ashes and, within a short span of time, made remarkable strides toward recovery and reconstruction. It is today a nation well on its way to peace and prosperity, creating an example to be followed by other fragile and underdeveloped countries. Timor-Leste: The History... more...

  • Pigs and Persons in the Philippinesby Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book examines how pigs are entangled in the constitution of relations between humans and between humans and spirits among the Ifugao of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. The book applies concepts like relational personhood, assemblages, and performativity to argue that persons emerge from relational practices of exchange and sacrifice. It also... more...

  • Handbook of US-Middle East Relationsby Robert Looney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 355.00

    Divided into three sections, the Handbook of US-Middle East Relations provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of contemporary US-Middle East relations in historical perspective. With chapters contributed by leading experts in the field, this Handbook will be of use to academics, students and researchers in international relations, policy analysts,... more...

  • The State of the Middle Eastby Dan Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    From the author of the bestselling The State of the World Atlas , here is an essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the region, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman... more...