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A Short History of the Mughal Empire

by Michael Fisher

<p>The Mughal Empire dominated India politically, culturally, socially, economically and environmentally, from its foundation by Babur, a Central Asian adventurer, in 1526 to the final trial and exile of the last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar at ...

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A Short History of the Phoenicians

by Mark Woolmer

<p>The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost. Offering new insights based on recent ...

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A Social History of Christianity

North-west India since 1800

by John C.B. Webster

<p>The Christian community in India emerged from an Indian rather than a foreign or an imperial context. Its internal dynamics were shaped far more by Indian social realities than by missionary designs. This book presents a comprehensive social ...

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A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul

by Ebru Boyar & Kate Fleet

<p>Using a wealth of contemporary Ottoman sources, this book recreates the social history of Istanbul, a huge, cosmopolitan metropolis and imperial capital of the Ottoman Empire. Seat of the Sultan and an opulent international emporium, Istanbul

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A Voyage to War

An Englishman's Account of Hong Kong 1936-41

by Hugh Dulley

<p>Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of war Peter, a weekend sailor, was called up in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He ...

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Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

by Romila Thapar

<p>This classic provides a comprehensive account of the hstory of the Mauryas with a special emphasis on the reign and activities of Asoka. It examines the sources, socio-economic conditions, administration, Dhamma, foreign relations, and the ...

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Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Region: Fifty Years of Transformation

by Frauke Heard-Bey

<p>The unexpected decision of the British Government in January 1968 to withdraw its military and diplomatic protection from the Gulf catapulted the region into the limelight. For the following five decades the historian Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey was

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Across Forest, Steppe, and Mountain

Environment, Identity, and Empire in Qing China's Borderlands

by David A. Bello

<p>In this book, David Bello offers a new and radical interpretation of how China's last dynasty, the Qing (1644–1911), relied on the interrelationship between ecology and ethnicity to incorporate the country's far-flung borderlands into the ...

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Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port

by Roxani Eleni Margariti

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Administering Colonialism and War

The Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service

by Colin R. Alexander

<p>Colonialism is a dehumanizing experience for all those at the mercy of its power structures. The officers of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) were no exception. This book focuses on the role of ICS in World War II and engages in a wider debate ...

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Afghanistan

Identity, Society and Politics Since 1980

by Micheline Centlivres-Demont

<p>Over the last three decades Afghanistan has been plagued by crisis from Soviet invasion in 1979 and Taliban rule to US invasion following the events of 9/11. Here the top specialists on Afghanistan, including Olivier Roy, Ahmad Rashid and ...

ISBN: 9780857735812

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Aleppo

The Rise and Fall of Syria's Great Merchant City

by Philip Mansel

<p>Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,<br /> Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' <br />                                                                                      

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Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition

History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran

by Dr Haila Manteghi

<p>Alexander the Great (356–333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably ...

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Algeria and the Cold War

International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy

by Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas

<p>Throughout the Cold War, Africa was a theatre for superpower rivalry. That the U.S and the Soviet Union used countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to their own advantage is well-known. Sub-Saharan countries also exploited Cold War hostilities in ...

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Allopathy Goes Native

Traditional Versus Modern Medicine in Iran

by Agnes Loeffler

<p>Allopathy is often described as 'western' medicine, the antithesis of homeopathy, yet all medical systems are infused with culture-specific values, ideas and beliefs. Agnes Loeffler's insightful and original book investigates how allopathic ...

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Amazons

The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

by John Man

<p>Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve ...

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Amazons

The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

by John Man

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their ...

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America and the Making of Modern Turkey

Science, Culture and Political Alliances

by Ali Erken

<p>After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's government encouraged substantial American investment in education and aid. It was argued that Turkey needed the technical skills and wealth offered by American education, and so a

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America's Forgotten Middle East Initiative

The King-Crane Commission of 1919

by Andrew Patrick

<p>Sent to the Middle East by Woodrow Wilson to ascertain the viability of self-determination in the disintegrating Ottoman Empire, the King-Crane Commission of 1919 was America's first foray into the region. The commission's controversial ...

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America, Britain and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980

A Dream of Nightmare Proportions

by Malcolm M. Craig

<p>This book analyses US and UK efforts to shut down Pakistan’s nuclear programme in the 1970s, between the catalytic Indian nuclear test of May 1974 and the decline of sustained non-proliferation activity from mid-1979 onwards. It is a tale of ...

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