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Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East

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  • Mourning Headband for Hueby Nha Ca; Olga Dror; Olga Dror

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father’s funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people... more...

  • Crisis and Crossfireby Peter L Hahn

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 23.95

    Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection... more...

  • A World of Troubleby Patrick Tyler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    A spellbinding narrative account of America in the Middle East that "reads almost like a thriller" (The Economist) The Middle East is the beginning and the end of U.S. foreign policy: events there influence our alliances, make or break presidencies, govern the price of oil, and draw us into war. But it was not always so—and as Patrick Tyler shows... more...

  • Ancient Near East: The Basicsby Daniel C. Snell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 21.91

    Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Topics covered include: What... more...

  • Ethnic Relations and Nation-Building in Southeast Asiaby Leo Suryadinata

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 75.90

    Ethnic/racial relations have been a perennial theme in Southeast Asian studies. Current events have highlighted the tensions among ethnic groups and the need to maintain ethnic/racial harmony for national unity. This book analyses ethnic/race relations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, with special reference to the roles of ethnic Chinese in nation-building.... more...

  • In the Forestby Vishvajit Pandya

    UPA 2009; US$ 79.50

    This extraordinary book brings long years of ethnographic engagement with the Ongee and the Jarawa, otherwise known as the Andaman Islanders, to render an intimate history of their contact with traders, colonialists, global tourists and the developmental state. —Veena Das more...

  • Nepalby Krishna P. Bhattarai

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00

    The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture while taking readers on a voyage of discovery to far-away lands. more...

  • Travel Seoul, South Koreaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses,... more...

  • Traveller's Tales of Old Singaporeby Michael Wise

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 19.60

    From the very beginning, Singapore’s promise of adventure and romance lured visitors to her shores. Travellers came from everywhere and found in Singapore so much to amaze and amuse, so much to write home about. more...

  • ASEAN's Myanmar Crisisby Christopher Roberts

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    In line with recent reviews of policy by Aung San Suu Kyi and the U.S. Government, ASEAN's Myanmar Crisis: Challenges to the Pursuit of a Security Community provides a clear and innovative analysis of why it is necessary to reassess regional and international approaches to Myanmar. For the first time, this book also reveals the full extent to which... more...