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  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana , comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2013 The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced... more...

  • The Apocryphaby Martin Goodman; John Barton; John Muddiman

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 18.99

    Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the books comprising the Apocrypha. Includes a general introduction to using the Commentary, in addition to an introduction to the study of the Apocrypha. more...

  • The Silk Road: A Very Short Introductionby James A. Millward

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background... more...

  • Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghaziby Fred Burton; Samuel M. Katz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 11.89

    The New York Times bestselling inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later... more...

  • Ancient Religions of the Austronesian Worldby Julian Baldick

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Austronesia is the vast oceanic region which stretches from Madagascar to Taiwan to New Zealand. Encompassing both scattered archipelagos and major landmasses, Austronesia – derived from the Latin australis, ‘southern’, and Greek nesos, ‘island’ – is used primarily as a linguistic term, designating a family of languages spoken by peoples with a shared... more...

  • Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIVby Homer; A. M. Bowie

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters. more...

  • Asia's Cauldronby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.15

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  FINANCIAL TIMES From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.   Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting... more...

  • Firearmsby Kenneth Chase

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world. more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • Roman Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Philip A. Stadter

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to Plutarch's Greek Lives published in Oxford World's Classics in 1998, Roman Lives is a newly translated selection from Plutarch's rich, elegant and learned Lives, valued throughout the ages for their historical value and their charm. The lives included are those of Marcus Cato, Aemilius Paullus, The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey,... more...