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Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

by Antony Best

<p>The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to its influence in India and China, to the end of the ...

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British Burma in the New Century 1895-1918

by Stephen L Keck

<SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">British Burma in the New Century, 1895 - 1918</SPAN> draws upon neglected but very talented colonial authors to portray Burma between 1895 and 1918, which was the apogee of British governance. These writers, most

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British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896-1913

by Dr Dean Pavlakis

<p>The Congo Free State was under the personal rule of King Leopold II of the Belgians from 1885 to 1908. The accolades that attended its founding were soon contested by accusations of brutality, oppression, and murderous misrule, but the ...

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British Imperial

What the Empire Wasn't

by Professor Bernard Porter

<p>The British Empire is often misunderstood. Judgments of it differ widely, from broadly adulatory - a 'great' enterprise, spreading 'civilization' through the world; to the blame that is often put on it for most of the world's ills today, ...

ISBN: 9780857739575

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British Imperialism in Qajar Iran

Consuls, Agents and Influence in the Middle East

by H. Lyman Stebbins

<p>Spurred by a Russian threat to India and the weakness of the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925), Britain established an extensive consular network to further its interests in southern Iran in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1888,

ISBN: 9781786720986

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British Strategy and Intelligence in the Suez Crisis

by Danny Steed

<p>This book traces the activities of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) and the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) during the Suez Crisis, one of the most infamous episodes of British foreign policy. In doing so it identifies broader ...

ISBN: 9783319314532

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Bronze Age Bureaucracy

Writing and the Practice of Government in Assyria

by Nicholas Postgate

<p>This book describes ten different government archives of cuneiform tablets from Assyria, using them to analyze the social and economic character of the Middle Assyrian state, as well as the roles and practices of writing. The tablets, many of

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Building Democracy in Japan

by Mary Alice Haddad

<p>How is democracy made real? How does an undemocratic country create new institutions and transform its polity such that democratic values and practices become integral parts of its political culture? These are some of the most pressing ...

ISBN: 9781139234474

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Buraimi

The Struggle for Power, Influence and Oil in Arabia

by Michael Quentin Morton

<p>Buraimi is an oasis in an otherwise bleak desert on the border between Oman and the UAE. In the early twentieth century, it shot to notoriety as oil brought the world's attention to this corner of the Arabian Peninsula, and the ensuing battle

ISBN: 9780857734112

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Burden of History

Assam and the Partition—Unresolved Issues

by Udayon Misra

<p>The Partition of India left in its wake far-reaching consequences for the northeastern state of Assam. Appearing to be caught in a time warp, the region continues to grapple with questions that engaged the public mind more than seven decades ...

ISBN: 9780199091577

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Burma's Economy in the Twentieth Century

by Ian Brown

<p>At the beginning of the twentieth century, Burma was among the most prosperous territories in the East. Yet since gaining independence in 1948, its economy has struggled. Burma's developmental failure has often been attributed to gross ...

ISBN: 9781107501997

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Byzantine Naval Forces 1261–1461

The Roman Empire's Last Marines

by Dr Raffaele D’Amato

<p>After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work ...

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Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests

by Walter E. Kaegi

<p>This is a study of how and why the Byzantine Empire lost many of its most valuable provinces to Islamic (Arab) conquerors in the seventh century, provinces which included Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Armenia. It investigates conditions ...

ISBN: 9781107384903

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Cairo in the War

1939-45

by Artemis Cooper

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Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000

by T. O. Smith

<p>This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of established and emerging scholars from the disciplines of history, political science and communication studies, to provide a historical reappraisal of Cambodia’s relationships with the ...

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Caricaturing Culture in India

Cartoons and History in the Modern World

by Ritu Gairola Khanduri

<p>Caricaturing Culture in India is a highly original history of political cartoons in India. Drawing on the analysis of newspaper cartoons since the 1870s, archival research and interviews with prominent Indian cartoonists, this ambitious study

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Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient: Penguin Specials

by Ira Nadel

At the turn of the twentieth century, London was a breeding ground for the avant-garde. Modernist writers like T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound became infatuated with the Orient. Pound in particular was inspired by the clarity and precision

ISBN: 9780734399533

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Celestial Empire

Life in China, 1644-1911

by Nathan Woolley

<p><i style="line-height: 1.45em;">Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644–1911</i><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">&nbsp;provides a unique insight into the diversity of life in China during the last imperial dynasty. Through the lives of the ...

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Central Asia and the Silk Road

Economic Rise and Decline over Several Millennia

by Stephan Barisitz

<p>This book offers a comprehensive overview of the pre-modern economic history of Central Asia and the Silk Road, covering several millennia. By analyzing an abundance of sources and materials, it illustrates the repeated economic heydays of ...

ISBN: 9783319512136

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CEO, China

The Rise of Xi Jinping

by Kerry Brown

<p>China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has

ISBN: 9780857729613

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