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Ancient China and the Yue

Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c.400 BCE–50 CE

by Erica Fox Brindley

<p>In this innovative study, Erica Fox Brindley examines how, during the period 400 BCE–50 CE, Chinese states and an embryonic Chinese empire interacted with peoples referred to as the Yue/Viet along its southern frontier. Brindley provides an ...

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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

by Ian Shaw

<p>The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really

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Ancient Greece and China Compared

by G. E. R. Lloyd & Jingyi Jenny Zhao

<p>Ancient Greece and China Compared is a pioneering, methodologically sophisticated set of studies, bringing together scholars who all share the conviction that the sustained critical comparison and contrast between ancient societies can bring ...

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Ancient Persia

A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE

by Matt Waters

<p>The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In ...

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Ancient Syria

A Three Thousand Year History

by Trevor Bryce

Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what happened many centuries before. ...

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Ancient Syria

A Three Thousand Year History

by Trevor Bryce

<p>Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what happened many centuries ...

ISBN: 9780191002939

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Angels of the Underground

The American Women who Resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II

by Theresa Kaminski

<p>When the Japanese began their brutal occupation of the Philippines in January 1942, 76,000 ill and starving Filipino and American troops tried to hold out on Bataan and Corregidor. That spring, after having been forced to surrender, most of ...

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Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

by Rowan Strong

<p>Between 1700 and 1850 the Church of England was the among the most powerful and influential religious, social, and political forces in Britain. This was also a momentous time for the British Empire, during which it developed and then lost the

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Anglo-Indian Women in Transition

Pride, Prejudice and Predicament

by Sudarshana Sen

<p>The study considers two generations of Anglo-Indian women in post-colonial India, and their social interaction with their community. It explores Anglo-Indian women as part of a cultural whole and as participants in the mainstream cultural ...

ISBN: 9789811046544

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Animals in the Qur'an

by Sarra Tlili

<p>The Islamic tradition has always held animals in high esteem, deserving the same level of consideration as humans. The Qur'an opines that 'there is not an animal in the earth nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are people like

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Animals through Chinese History

Earliest Times to 1911

by Roel Sterckx, Martina Siebert & Dagmar Schäfer

<p>This volume opens a door into the rich history of animals in China. As environmental historians turn their attention to expanded chronologies of natural change, something new can be said about human history through animals and about the ...

ISBN: 9781108695923

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Anjin - The Life & Times of Samurai William Adams, 1564-1620

As Seen Through Japanese Eyes

by Hiromi T. Rogers

<p>The year is 1600. It is April and Japan’s iconic cherry trees are in full flower. A battered ship drifts on the tide into Usuki Bay in southern Japan. On board, barely able to stand, are twenty-three Dutchmen and one Englishman, the remnants ...

ISBN: 9781898823391

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Arab Nationalism

The Politics of History and Culture in the Modern Middle East

by Peter Wien

<p>Arab nationalism has been one of the dominant ideologies in the Middle East and North Africa since the early twentieth century. However, a clear definition of Arab nationalism, even as a subject of scholarly inquiry, does not yet ...

ISBN: 9781315412191

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Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century

From Triumph to Despair - New Edition with a new chapter on the twenty-first-century Arab world

by Adeed Dawisha

<p>Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered more for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter-Arab divisions, and for words and ...

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Arab-Iranian Relations

by Khair El-Din Haseeb

<p>Relations between the Arab world and Iran have rarely left the headlines in the last few years, and remain a vital component of international relations in the Middle East. From early disputes over border issues to the Iran-Iraq war of ...

ISBN: 9780857738660

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Arab-Israeli Diplomacy under Carter

The US, Israel and the Palestinians

by Jørgen Jensehaugen

<p>The history of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East is marked by numerous stark failures and a few ephemeral successes. Jimmy Carter's short-lived Middle East diplomatic strategy constitutes an exception in vision and approach. In this extensive

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Arabic Thought against the Authoritarian Age

Towards an Intellectual History of the Present

by Jens Hanssen & Max Weiss

<p>In the wake of the Arab uprisings, the Middle East descended into a frenzy of political turmoil and unprecedented human tragedy which reinforced regrettable stereotypes about the moribund state of Arab intellectual and cultural life. This ...

ISBN: 9781108148078

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Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age

Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda

by Jens Hanssen & Max Weiss

<p>What is the relationship between thought and practice in the domains of language, literature and politics? Is thought the only standard by which to measure intellectual history? How did Arab intellectuals change and affect political, social, ...

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Arabs: A History, The

by Eugene Rogan

<p>The history of the Arab world is a story of colonization, war and resistance but also rich creativity, encompassing a diverse area from Morocco to Iraq. Eugene Rogan's acclaimed book traces five hundred years of tumultuous ...

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Archaeology of East Asia

The Rise of Civilization in China, Korea and Japan

by Gina L. Barnes

<p>Archaeology of East Asia constitutes an introduction to social and political development from the Palaeolithic to 8th-century early historic times. It takes a regional view across China, Korea, Japan and their peripheries that is unbounded by

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