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American Arabists in the Cold War Middle East, 194675

From Orientalism to Professionalism

by Teresa Fava Thomas

<p>This book examines the careers of 53 area experts in the US State Department’s Middle East bureau during the Cold War. Known as Arabists or Middle East hands, they were very different in background, education, and policy outlook from their ...

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American Democracy and the Pursuit of Equality

by Merlin Chowkwanyun & Randa Serhan

<p>This collection assembles some of the country s foremost social scientists in one volume. It contains diverse investigations of metropolitan transformation, recent education policy, the (in)justice of disaster relief, the politics of ...

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Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier - A Record of Sixteen Years' Close Intercourse with the Natives of the Indian Marches

by T. L. Pennell

<p>&quot;Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier&quot; is an account of the of sixteen years spent working with tribes in Afghanistan. Theodore Leighton Pennell (1867-1912) was a doctor and Christian missionary. He spent much of his time ...

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An Agrarian History of South Asia

by David Ludden

<p>Originally published in 1999, David Ludden's book offers a comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia. Adopting a long-term view of history, it treats South Asia not as a single ...

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An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

<p><em>An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism</em> is a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the 6th century BCE, through its ascendance in the 1st millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by ...

ISBN: 9780190266929

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An Armenian Mediterranean

Words and Worlds in Motion

by Kathryn Babayan & Michael Pifer

<p>This book rethinks the Armenian people as significant actors in the context of Mediterranean and global history. Spanning a millennium of cross-cultural interaction and exchange across the Mediterranean world, essays move between connected ...

ISBN: 9783319728650

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An Endangered History

Indigeneity, Religion, and Politics on the Borders of India, Burma, and Bangladesh

by Angma Dey Jhala

<p>An Endangered History examines the transcultural, colonial history of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, c. 1798–1947. This little-studied borderland region lies on the crossroads of Bangladesh, India, and Burma and is inhabited by several ...

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An Environmental History of India

From Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century

by Michael H. Fisher

<p>India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh contain one-fifth of humanity, many biodiversity hotspots, and are among the nations most subject to climatic stresses. By surveying their environmental history, we can gain major insights into the causes and ...

ISBN: 9781108679817

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An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiography

by Huaiqi Wu

<p>This book systematically traces the development of Chinese historiography from the 2nd century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Refusing to fit the Chinese historical narration into the modern Western discourse, the author highlights the ...

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An Imperial Crisis in British India

The Manipur Uprising of 1891

by Caroline Keen

<p>In 1891 a major anti-British revolt erupted in the northeast Indian princely state of Manipur after a dangerously miscalculated attempt by the Government of India to assert its authority in the wake of a palace coup. Following the murder of a

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An Improbable Friendship

by Anthony David

<p>The extraordinary true story of a secret forty-year friendship between two women who should have been bitter enemies. One: the beautiful Raymonda Tawil, the mother-in-law of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The other: Ruth Dayan, widow of ...

ISBN: 9781925324709

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An Introduction to Islam

by David Waines

<p>This wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world's most dynamic religions tells the story of Islamic beliefs and practices as they developed from the earliest times down to the present day. For this revised and ...

ISBN: 9781316223819

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An Introduction to Islamic Law

by Wael B. Hallaq

<p>The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing ...

ISBN: 9780511846984

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An Introduction to Judaism

by Nicholas de Lange

<p>In this book contemporary Judaism is presented in all its rich diversity, including both traditional and modern theologies as well as secular forms of Jewish identity. While the focus of the book is on developments that have taken place in ...

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An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba

by Doctor Nahla Abdo & Nur Masalha

<ul> <li> <p>Ties together Palestinian experiences from 1948 to the present, revealing the Nakba to be part of an ongoing process of cultural erasure, and a crucial aspect of Palestinian identity.</p> </li> <li> <p>An interdisciplinary ...

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An Urban History of China

by Chonglan Fu & Wenming Cao

<p>This book considers urban development in China, highlighting links between China’s history and civilization and the rapid evolution of its urban forms. It explores the early days of urban dwelling in China, progressing to an analysis of ...

ISBN: 9789811382116

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Ancestor-Worship And Japanese Law.

by Nobushige Hozumi

<p>Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original ...

ISBN: 9781473351301

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Ancient Antioch

From the Seleucid Era to the Islamic Conquest

by Andrea U. De Giorgi

<p>From late fourth century BC Seleucid enclave to capital of the Roman east, Antioch on the Orontes was one of the greatest cities of antiquity and served as a hinge between east and west. This book draws on a century of archaeological ...

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Ancient Central China

Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River

by Rowan K. Flad & Pochan Chen

<p>Ancient Central China provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. It focuses on the Late Neolithic (late third millennium ...

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Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors

Artifacts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, 3000–700 BCE

by Katheryn M. Linduff, Yan Sun, Wei Cao & others

<p>This volume examines the role of objects in the region north of early dynastic state centers, at the intersection of Ancient China and Eurasia, a large area that stretches from Xinjiang to the China Sea, from c.3000 BCE to the mid-eighth ...

ISBN: 9781108311205

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