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The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place
by Ian Baker
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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities... (read more)

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The Search for Modern China
The Search for Modern China
by Jonathan D Spence
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In this widely acclaimed history of modern China, Jonathan Spence achieves a fine blend of narrative richness and efficiency. Praised as "a miracle of readability and scholarly authority," (Jonathan Mirsky) The Search for Modern Chinaoffers a matchless... (read more)

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Averting the Apocalypse : Social Movements in India Today (90 Edition)
Averting the Apocalypse : Social Movements in India Today (90 Edition)
by Arthur Bonner
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There are two Indias: the caste and class elite who hold all power and make up 10 to 15 percent of the population, and everyone else. Averting the Apocalypse is about everyone else. Arthur Bonner, a former New York Times reporter with long experience as... (read more)

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China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975 (New Cold War History)
China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975 (New Cold War History)
by Qiang Zhai
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In the quarter century after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Beijing assisted Vietnam in its struggle against two formidable foes, France and the United States. Indeed, the rise and fall of this alliance is one of the most crucial... (read more)

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Revolt in Paradise (Griffin Paperback)
Revolt in Paradise (Griffin Paperback)
by K'tut Tantri
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Here is the stunning account of K'tut Tantri's life in Java as a young artist and later as a resistance fighter for Indonesian independence. 8-page black-and-white photo insert.... (read more)

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Jews, Turks, and Ottomans : Shared History, Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Century (02 Edition)
Jews, Turks, and Ottomans : Shared History, Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Century (02 Edition)
by Avigdor Levy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-379) and index.... (read more)

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Saudi Arabia Business Intelligence Report
Saudi Arabia Business Intelligence Report
by International Busine
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Business intelligence information for successful export-import, business and investment operations, strategic contacts and more. Updated... (read more)

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Masquerade: An Adventure in Iran
Masquerade: An Adventure in Iran
by Sarah Hobson
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In 1970, at the age of 19, Sarah Hobson decided to explore Iran. In order to travel safely alone in remote areas, she dressed as a boy. This disguise gave her entree to a world still closed to women.... (read more)

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Venture of Islam, Volume I : the Classical Age of Islam (74 Edition)
Venture of Islam, Volume I : the Classical Age of Islam (74 Edition)
by Marshall G. S. Hodgson
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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization... (read more)

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The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family
The Yamato Dynasty: The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family
by Sterling Seagrave
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-376) and index.... (read more)

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Near East Since the First World War (2ND 96 Edition)
Near East Since the First World War (2ND 96 Edition)
by M. E. Yapp
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This text surveys the history of the Near East from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire to the present day. The volume covers the modern countries of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, North and South Yemen and... (read more)

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The proudest day :India's long road to independence
The proudest day :India's long road to independence
by Anthony Read
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And yet when independence came on the stroke of midnight of August 14, 1947, events unfolded with a violence that shocked the world: entire trainloads of Muslim and Hindu refugees were slaughtered on their flight to safety --not by the British, but by... (read more)

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Struggling With Destiny in Karimpur, 1925-1984 (94 Edition)
Struggling With Destiny in Karimpur, 1925-1984 (94 Edition)
by Susan S. Wadley
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Susan Wadley first visited Karimpur—the village "behind mud walls" made famous by William and Charlotte Wiser—as a graduate student in 1967. She returned often, adding her observations and experiences to the Wisers' field notes from the 1920s... (read more)

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Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability
Democracy and Discontent: India's Growing Crisis of Governability
by Atul Kohli
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In this study, Atul Kohli analyzes political change in India from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.... (read more)

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Human Tradition in Modern Japan (02 Edition)
Human Tradition in Modern Japan (02 Edition)
by Anne (ed.) Walthall
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The Human Tradition in Modern Japan is a collection of short biographies of ordinary Japanese men and women, most of them unknown outside their family and locality, whose lives collectively span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Their... (read more)

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All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution and Democratic Prospects in the Middle Eastern Monarchies (Suny Series in Middle Eastern Studies)
All in the Family: Absolutism, Revolution and Democratic Prospects in the Middle Eastern Monarchies (Suny Series in Middle Eastern Studies)
by Michael Herb
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All in the Family provides a compelling and fresh analysis of the importance of monarchism in the region, and points out the crucial role of the ruling families in creating monarchial regimes. It addresses the issue of democratization in the middle... (read more)

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Rickahaw Beijing : City People and Politics in the 1920S (89 Edition)
Rickahaw Beijing : City People and Politics in the 1920S (89 Edition)
by David Strand
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'A lucid and interesting analysis of Beijing society and politics in the generally confusing era of the 1920s...From Strand's careful account one realizes that the social and political life of Beijing even under warlordism was organized and integrated to... (read more)

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University of Cambridge Oriental Publications #51: Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India
University of Cambridge Oriental Publications #51: Kingship and Political Practice in Colonial India
by Pamela G. Price
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In a cultural history that considers the transformation of southern Indian institutions under British colonial rule, Price focuses on the two former "little kingdoms" of Ramnad and Sivaganga, which came under colonial governance as revenue estates. She... (read more)

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Venture of Islam, Volume II : the Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods (74 Edition)
Venture of Islam, Volume II : the Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods (74 Edition)
by Marshall G. Hodgson
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The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization... (read more)

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History of India Volume 1
History of India Volume 1
by Romila Thapar
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A full account of Indian history from the establishment of Aryan culture to the coming of the Mughals in 1526 A.D.... (read more)

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