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  • Rethinking Indonesiaby Simon Philpott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This book employs alternative approaches to authoritarianism, power, domination and political identity in contemporary Indonesia. It seeks to clarify the relationship between knowledge and 'real' politics. Drawing upon the thought of Edward Said and Michel Foucault, the text argues that understandings of Indonesian political life are profoundly shaped... more...

  • Peoples and Empiresby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how... more...

  • A Continent for the Takingby Howard W. French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In A Continent for the Taking Howard W. French, a veteran correspondent for The New York Times , gives a compelling firsthand account of some of Africa’s most devastating recent history–from the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko, to Charles Taylor’s arrival in Monrovia, to the genocide in Rwanda and the Congo that left millions dead. Blending eyewitness... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience... more...

  • Dreams in a Time of Warby Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore him more than a score of children, young Ngũgĩ displayed what was then considered a bizarre thirst for learning, yet it was unimaginable that... more...

  • From the Shadowsby Robert M. Gates

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00

    Written by a former director of the CIA, this is the story of America's and the agency's role in the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. As the only person to rise from entry-level analyst to Director of the CIA and to serve on the White House staffs of four Presidents, Robert Gates is uniquely qualified to tell the unprecedented... more...

  • Development of Dominion Status 1900-1936by Robert MacGregor Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

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  • Son of Franceby Geoff Cush

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 15.82

    With a hint of philosophy, a dash of insanity, and a woman who could make Gauguin's mouth water, this novel takes the usual ingredients of history and tosses them into the air. Welcome to the beautiful French colony of New Zealand! OK, so it never happened. But it nearly did . . . Welcome to beautiful French New Zealand - a paradise of vineyards,... more...

  • Light and Power for a Multiracial Nationby Julia Tischler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    'Modernisation' was one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Focusing on a case study of the Kariba Dam in central-southern Africa and based on an array of primary sources and interviews the book provides a nuanced understanding of development in the turbulent late 1950s, a time when most colonies moved towards independence. more...

  • Decolonizing International Relationsby Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 46.00

    The modern discipline of International Relations (IR) is largely an Anglo-American social science. It has been concerned mainly with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated by North American and European scholars. However, this focus can be seen as Eurocentrism. Decolonizing International Relations exposes... more...