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A History of Popular Culture in Japan

From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

by E. Taylor Atkins

<p>The phenomenon of 'Cool Japan' is one of the distinctive features of global popular culture of the millennial age. <em>A History of Popular Culture in Japan</em> provides the first historical and analytical overview of popular culture in ...

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A History of Stability and Change in Lebanon

Foreign Interventions and International Relations

by Joseph Bayeh

<p>Lebanon is a country whose domestic politics have, even more than others in the region, been at the mercy of changes on the international stage. Having been under Ottoman and French rule in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the ...

ISBN: 9781786722324

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A History of Thailand

by Chris Baker & Pasuk Phongpaichit

<p>In A History of Thailand, Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit reveal how a world of mandarin nobles and unfree labour evolved into a rural society of smallholder peasants and an urban society populated mainly by migrants from southern China. ...

ISBN: 9781107385528

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A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Ian J. Bickerton & Carla L. Klausner

<p>Concise and comprehensive, <em>A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict</em> presents balanced, impartial, and well-illustrated coverage of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The authors identify and examine the issues and themes that ...

ISBN: 9781315509396

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A History Of The Crusades II: The Kingdom Of Jerusalem And The FrankishEast 1100-1187

by Steven Runciman

<b>The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades</b><BR><b></b><BR><b></b>'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams...'<BR>Steven Runciman's unrivalled ...

ISBN: 9780241298763

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A History of the Middle East

5th Edition

by Peter Mansfield

<p><strong>The definitive history of the Middle East, now updated in its fifth edition</strong></p> <p><strong>'The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries and economics of the contemporary Arab world' <em>Washington ...

ISBN: 9780141989556

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A History of the Vietnamese

by K. W. Taylor

<p>The history of Vietnam prior to the nineteenth century is rarely examined in any detail. In this groundbreaking work, K. W. Taylor takes up this challenge, addressing a wide array of topics from the earliest times to the present day - ...

ISBN: 9781107240988

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A History of Tokyo 1867-1989

From EDO to SHOWA: The Emergence of the World's Greatest City

by Edward Seidensticker

<p>Edward Seidensticker's <i>A History of Tokyo 1867-198</i>9 tells the fascinating story of Tokyo's transformation from the Shogun's capital in an isolated Japan to the largest and the most modern city in the world. With the same scholarship ...

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A History of War Crimes Trials in Post 1945 Asia-Pacific

by Zhaoqi Cheng

<p>Written by the Director of the Tokyo Trial Research Centre at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, this book provides a unique analysis of war crime trials in Asia-Pacific after World War II. It offers a comprehensive review of key events ...

ISBN: 9789811366970

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A History of Water, Series III, Volume 2: Sovereignty and International Water Law

by Terje Tvedt, Tadesse Kasse Woldetsadik & Owen McIntyre

<p>These three volumes present an original exploration of all aspects of water - social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological - from ancient times until the present day. Among the varied themes, the contributors

ISBN: 9780857736581

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A Korean Conflict

The Tensions between Britain and America

by Ian McLaine

<p>In 1950, just five years after the end of World War II, Britain and America again went to war - this time to try and combat the spread of communism in East Asia following the invasion of South Korea by communist forces from the North. This ...

ISBN: 9780857729019

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A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab

Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863–1948

by Neera Burra

<p>A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is a richly annotated autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863–1948)—social reformer, scientist, science educator, and, later, active participant in political affairs. A riveting account of life in ...

ISBN: 9780199091300

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A Mission to the Medieval Middle East

The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquière to Jerusalem and Constantinople

by Bertrandon de la Broquiere

<p>Bertrandon de la Broquiere was esquire to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. Philip had plans for a new Crusade to the Holy Land and as part of this plan he persuaded Bertrandon to undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to gather ...

ISBN: 9781838607944

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A Modern History of Hong Kong

1841-1997

by Steve Tsang

<p>This major history of Hong Kong tells the remarkable story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in 1842 with the founding of the Crown Colony after the First Anglo-Chinese war - the ...

ISBN: 9780857730831

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A Paradise Lost

The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan

by Young-tsu Wong

<p>This book is aimed at readers and researchers who are interested in Chinese garden architecture, the rise and fall of Yuanming Yuan and the history of the Qing dynasty. It is the first comprehensive study of the palatial garden complex in a ...

ISBN: 9789811018817

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A People's Constitution

The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic

by Rohit De

<p>It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India’s greater population. Drawing upon the previously unexplored records of the Supreme Court of ...

ISBN: 9780691185132

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A Political History of Literature

Vidyapati and the Fifteenth Century

by Pankaj Jha

<p>Multilinguality gained a new impetus in North India with the influx of West Asian Muslim communities around the thirteenth century. Over a period of time, it entered everyday life as well as creative and scholarly pursuits. The fifteenth ...

ISBN: 9780199095353

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A Population History of India

From the First Modern People to the Present Day

by Tim Dyson

<p>A Population History of India provides an account of the size and characteristics of India's population stretching from when hunter-gatherer homo sapiens first arrived in the country - very roughly seventy thousand years ago - until the ...

ISBN: 9780192564306

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A Sea of Debt

Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950

by Fahad Ahmad Bishara

<p>In this innovative legal history of economic life in the Western Indian Ocean, Bishara examines the transformations of Islamic law and Islamicate commercial practices during the emergence of modern capitalism in the region. In this time of ...

ISBN: 9781108325974

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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance

by Virginia Cox

<p>The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the heart of modern western culture. This creativity extended far beyond the visual arts and architecture: dress history, dance history, food history, ritual and ceremonial all ...

ISBN: 9780857729743

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