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  • The Ancient Near Eastby Amanda H. Podany

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 7.99

    The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"--and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored... more...

  • Breaking Barriersby Aimee Dawis

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    As members of a tiny ethnic minority in Indonesia—the world's largest Islamic nation—Chinese-Indonesian women face hurdles of race and gender that others would find insurmountable. In Breaking Barriers , author Aimee Dawis profiles nine highly accomplished women who have overcome these obstacles and thrived. In this book you'll meet: an Olympic... more...

  • Indonesia in ASEANby Donald Weatherbee

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 34.97

    The argument here is that, although Indonesia would appear to be the natural leader in Southeast Asia, it has been singularly unsuccessful in putting its stamp on ASEAN. If anything, ASEAN has been put on Indonesia’s bebas dan aktif (independent and active) foreign policy stamp through Indonesia’s deference to self-constructed obligations... more...

  • Of Palm Wine, Women and Warby David Bade

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 77.87

    What would a history that put women at the centre of the rise and fall of kingdoms be like? When the armies of Khubilai arrived on Java in 1293, they found themselves in the middle of two warring states. Two historical traditions developed concerning the ensuing events: the official Chinese dynastic records in which no women are mentioned, and a number... more...

  • The Arab State and Neo-liberal Globalization, Theby Laura Guazzone

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2009; US$ 14.57

    This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today's Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism or Islam. The effects of the restructuring of traditional state power engendered by globalization are analyzed separately, through updated... 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 Middle Eastby Philip Robins

    Oneworld Publications 2009; US$ 14.95

    Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and popular jokes from the region, The Middle East: A Beginner?s Guide is easy-to-read and full of insight. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Middle East Politics at Oxford University. He is the author of A History of Jordan and has previously... more...

  • Meccanomicsby Vali Nasr

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 20.99

    Renowned Middle-East expert Vali Nasr combines historical narrative with contemporary on-the-ground research to introduce a Muslim World we?ve never seen. Meccanomics takes us behind the news, so dominated by the struggle against extremists and the Taliban, to reveal a new society, one that is being reshaped by an upwardly mobile middle class of entrepreneurs,... more...

  • In This Arab Timeby Fouad Ajami

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective. The author discusses such landmark past events... more...