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Punjabi Century, 1857-1947
Punjabi Century, 1857-1947
by Prakash Tandon
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An important document in the social history of India, this volume presents the autobiography of a Punjabi family over the three tumultuous generations that spanned years from the Mutiny to Independence. The book provides an absorbing view, from within... (read more)

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Negara : the Theatre State in 19TH Century Bali (80 Edition)
Negara : the Theatre State in 19TH Century Bali (80 Edition)
by C. Geertz
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Combining great learning, interpretative originality, analytical sensitivity, and a charismatic prose style, Clifford Geertz has produced a lasting body of work with influence throughout the humanities and social sciences, and remains the foremost... (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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Angkor
Angkor
by Jean Pier Grandjean
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The great temple complex of Angkor Wat, the architectural gem of the Khmer dynasty, was built between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. It rises 200 feet from the Cambodian jungle floor like a gigantic mandala, its walls adorned throughout with scenes... (read more)

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Japanese Society
Japanese Society
by Chie Nakane
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"A brilliant wedding of 'national character' studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology. One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict's Chrysanthemum and the Sword which deals also with Japanese national... (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 #1: The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam
Venture of Islam #1: The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam
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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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
by Jonathan D. Spence
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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. Now Jonathan Spence, our foremost historian of Chinese politics and culture, tells us, in his elegant new book, how the West has understood China over seven centuries.... (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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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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Over-Stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East
Over-Stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East
by Nazih N. Ayubi
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This study of politics and the role of the state in the Arab world is aimed at students of Middle East politics, political theory and political economy. Ayubi's main objective is to place the Arab world within a theoretical framework that avoids both... (read more)

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The Near East Since the First World War: A History to 1995 (History of the Near East)
The Near East Since the First World War: A History to 1995 (History of the Near East)
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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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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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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Rickshaw Beijing
Rickshaw Beijing
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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