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Atatürk

An Intellectual Biography

by M. ?ükrü Hanio?lu

<p>When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Atatürk created around himself--would ...

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Australia's Communities and the Boer War

by John McQuilton

<p>This book explores an Australian regional community’s reaction to, and involvement with, the Boer War. It argues that after the initial year the war became an ‘occasional war’ in that it was assumed that the empire would triumph. But it also ...

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Australians in Shanghai

Race, Rights and Nation in Treaty Port China

by Sophie Loy-Wilson

<p>In the first half of the twentieth century, a diverse community of Australians settled in Shanghai. There they forged a ‘China trade’, circulating goods, people and ideas across the South China Sea, from Shanghai and Hong Kong to Sydney and ...

ISBN: 9781317631835

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Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography

Persian Histories from the Peripheries

by Mimi Hanaoka

<p>Intriguing dreams, improbable myths, fanciful genealogies, and suspect etymologies. These were all key elements of the historical texts composed by scholars and bureaucrats on the peripheries of Islamic empires between the tenth and fifteenth

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Avoiding the Fall

China's Economic Restructuring

by Michael Pettis

<P>The days of rapid economic growth in China are over. Mounting debt and rising internal distortions mean that rebalancing is inevitable. Beijing has no choice but to take significant steps to restructure its economy. The only question is how ...

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Azerbaijan

A Political History

by Suha Bolukbasi

<p>Azerbaijan's Soviet and post-Soviet political history has been tumultuous and varied, particularly with regard to the struggle for independence, democracy and sovereignty. Suha Bolukbasi here illustrates how post-Stalin resilience, the ...

ISBN: 9780857737625

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Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

by Trevor Bryce

<p>The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. Entered ...

ISBN: 9780191039942

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Badlands: Decadent Playground Of Old Peking, The

by Paul French

An evocative account by Paul French, author of the acclaimed <i>Midnight in Peking</i>, of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing. Through portraits of eight White Russians, Americans and Europeans who lived and worked in the

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Baggage of Empire

Reporting politi and industry in the shadow of imperial decline

by Martin Adeney

<p>Born just as the British Empire was taking its last breaths, Martin Adeney was part of the 'twilight generation' caught between the imperial and postimperial ages, forced to navigate the insecurities - political, economic and cultural - faced

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Baghdad

by Justin Marozzi

For much of its extraordinary life Baghdad, the 'City of Peace', has been one of the most violent cities on earth. Justin Marozzi brings to life its whole tumultuous history - as imperial capital, marvel of glittering palaces, thriving centre of

ISBN: 9780141047102

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Bangladesh

A Political History since Independence

by Ali Riaz

<p>Bangladesh is a country of paradoxes. The eighth most populous country of the world, it has attracted considerable attention often for the wrong reasons: corruption, natural disasters caused by its precarious geographical location, and ...

ISBN: 9781786720757

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

by Ning Wang

<p>After Mao Zedong’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to &quot;re-education&quot; by the state. <em>In Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness</em>, Ning Wang draws on labor farm archives, interviews, ...

ISBN: 9781501714023

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Barbarians at the Wall

The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China

by John Man

The people of the first nomadic empire left no written records, but from 200 BC they dominated the heart of Asia for 400 years. They changed the world. The Mongols, today's descendants of Genghis Khan, see them as ancestors. Their rise cemented ...

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Barbarians at the Wall

The First Nomadic Empire and the Making of China

by John Man

<p><strong>'Man does for the reader that most difficult of tasks: he conjures up an ancient people in an alien landscape in such a way as to make them live.' <em>Guardian</em></strong><br /> ____________________</p> <p>The people of the first ...

ISBN: 9781473554191

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Becoming Arab

Creole Histories and Modern Identity in the Malay World

by Sumit K. Mandal

<p>Sumit K. Mandal uncovers the hybridity and transregional connections underlying modern Asian identities. By considering Arabs in the Malay world under European rule, Becoming Arab explores how a long history of inter-Asian interaction was ...

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Becoming China

The Story Behind the State

by Jeanne-Marie Gescher

<p>One of the two most powerful states in the world, China continues to be seen as a mystery even after decades of an open door. How does China work, what does it want, why does it want it, and what does its rise to global power mean for the ...

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Becoming Ottomans

Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

by Julia Phillips Cohen

<p>The Ottoman-Jewish story has long been told as a romance between Jews and the empire. The prevailing view is that Ottoman Jews were protected and privileged by imperial policies and in return offered their unflagging devotion to the imperial ...

ISBN: 9780199397556

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Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials

by Jindong Cai

At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a young nation searching for a way forward. Beethoven ...

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Behind the 1953 Coup in Iran

Thugs, Turncoats, Soldiers, and Spooks

by Ali Rahnema

<p>Ali Rahnema's work is a meticulous historical reconstruction of the Iranian coup d'état in 1953 that led to the overthrow of Mohammed Mosaddeq and his government. Mosaddeq's removal from power has probably attracted more attention than any ...

ISBN: 9781316120606

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Behind the Lawrence Legend

The Forgotten Few Who Shaped the Arab Revolt

by Philip Walker

<p>T. E. Lawrence became world-famous as 'Lawrence of Arabia', after helping Sherif Hussein of Mecca gain independence from Turkey during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. His achievements, however, would have been impossible without the unsung ...

ISBN: 9780192523211

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