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  • United States Military Helicoptersby Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.92

    The helicopter came on the scene too late to play other than a minor role in the Second World War but by the Korean conflict the Bell H-13 Sioux, OH-23 Raven, and Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw were in service. It was in Vietnam that the US military helicopters really came into their own and the best known were the Bell UH-1 Iriquois (known as the Huey),... more...

  • Dining Posture in Ancient Romeby Matthew B. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.43

    What was really going on at Roman banquets? In this lively new book, veteran Romanist Matthew Roller looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as an extended social occasion, dining posture offered a telling window into the day-to-day lives of the... more...

  • River of Life, River of Deathby Victor Mallet

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 24.99

    India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. more...

  • Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writingby Emily A. Winkler

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 82.99

    This book examines how eleventh-century kings were portrayed in the writing of twelfth-century historians. Winkler employs a modern literary critical approach to demonstrate how much of our understanding of eleventh-century history stems from authorial strategies of later writers rather than from contemporary sources. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Second Sophisticby Daniel S. Richter; William A. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 174.99

    Focusing on the period known as the Second Sophistic, this Handbook offers guidance on the wide range of textual materials that survive, many of which are useful or even core to inquiries of particularly current interest, while also keeping a sharp focus on how we can best situate these texts within the broader socio-cultural milieu. more...

  • The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacificby Michael K. Connors; Rémy Davison; Jörn Dosch

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Now in its new and fully updated third edition, The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific continues to provide a compelling analysis of a region undergoing dramatic changes. Based on new research and offering fresh interpretation, this edition evaluates the prospects for continuing US dominance in the ‘Asian Century’. Whilst presenting evidence... more...

  • Byzantine Christianityby Averil Cameron

    SPCK 2017; US$ 7.49

    ‘. . . I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium.’ W. B. Yeats From the foundation of Constantinople in 330 to its fall in 1453, this brief history explores the key components of Byzantine Christianity, including the development of monasticism, icons and iconoclasm, the role of the emperor in relation to church councils... more...

  • World War Two Legacies in East Asiaby Chan Yang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the case of China began immediately after the war and lasted... more...

  • Saigon Callingby Marcelino Truong; David Homel

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Sequel to the acclaimed Such a Lovely Little War : growing up Vietnamese in swinging London as the Vietnam war intensifies. more...

  • Transnational Encounters between Germany and Koreaby Joanne Miyang Cho; Lee M. Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.29

    This book examines the history of the German-Korean relationship from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century, focusing on the nations’ varied encounters with each other during the last years of the Yi dynasty, the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Cold War, and the post-Cold War era. With essays from a range of internationally respected... more...