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  • The 'vision of the victors' and 'the vision of the vanquished'by Nina Liewald

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 27.99

    Hauptbeschreibung 2008 was the year of the 220th anniversary of permanent white settlement in Australia - a year of celebration, but not for all citizens. The iconography of Australia packaged for the tourist industry is full of Aboriginal motifs, but the ongoing debate about frontier conflict, violence, dispossession and different interpretations... more...

  • The Performing Arts in Medieval Islamby Li Guo

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.? more...

  • Key Features and Parameters in Arabic Grammarby Abdelkader Fassi Fehri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    In light of recent generative minimalism, and comparative parametric theory of language variation, the book investigates key features and parameters of Arabic grammar. Part I addresses morpho-syntactic and semantic interfaces in temporality, aspectuality, and actionality, including the Past/Perfect/Perfective ambiguity akin to the very synthetic temporal... more...

  • The London Cabbieby Alf Townsend

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    Forty years ago Alf Townsend passed The Knowledge - after 14,000 miles on a moped round central London. Since then he has covered millions of miles in his taxi. This book includes a selection of his extraordinary and hilarious tales of everyday life as a cabbie, in which we meet Mr Whippy and Violent Pete, Bread Roll Mick and the Motorway Mouse, Claude... more...

  • Poems from Guantanamoby Marc Falkoff; Flagg Miller; Ariel Dorfman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 13.95

    This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo. Available only because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny, Poems from Guantanamo brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantanamo, in legal limbo. more...

  • My Beautiful Bahrainby Robin Barratt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 6.49

    Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to... more...

  • Atlantisby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    First described by the Greek philosopher Plato in the year 360 bce, Atlantis was a naval power located at the Pillars of Hercules (today's Strait of Gibraltar) that had successfully conquered large swaths of Western Europe. After its defeat, Atlantis then sunk into the sea, never to be seen or heard from again. For centuries, this tale of Atlantis... more...

  • Die Anfänge des grönländischen Romansby Ebbe Volquardsen

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 23.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Grönland Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts: Ein koloniales und von Machtasymmetrien geprägtes Land. Zeitgleich mit den ersten Ausbildungsreisen junger Grönländer nach Dänemark kann sich in der bis nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg abgeriegelten dänischen Kolonie eine eigene Romanliteratur herausbilden. Ebbe Volquardsen begibt sich auf die Spur... more...

  • A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetryby M. M. Badawi

    Cambridge University Press 1976; US$ 42.00

    A critical survey of the development and achievements of Arabic poetry over the last 150 years. more...

  • In the Presence of Absenceby Mahmoud Darwish; Sinan Antoon

    Archipelago Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    From the incomparable, award-winning Mahmoud Darwish: a stunning book of prose poetry that recalls the Palestine of his youth. more...