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xxi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword by Muhammad bin DohryIntroduction by Abdalla Bujra and Noel BrehonyHadhramaut in YemenChapter One. Hadhramaut in Yemen Politics Noel Brehony and Saadaldin Talib.Chapter Two. Hadhrami "Exceptionalism": attempts at an explanation. Thanos Petouris. Chapter Three. Rural life and land tenure in Wadi Hadhramaut: links with outmigration. Helen Lackner Hadhramaut and the diasporaChapter Four. Visualising the Homeland: the Atlas of Sayyid Uthman of Batavia (1822-1914). Nico Kaptein. Chapter Five." Revival" of the Hadhrami Diaspora? Networking through Religious Figures in Indonesia. Kazuhiro Arai.Chapter Six. Arab Muslim migrants in the colonial Philippines: the Hadhramaut connection. William Clarence-SmithChapter Seven. Scimitar for Hire: Yemeni Fighters Abroad. James Spencer. Chapter Eight. Citizenship and belonging amongst the Hadhramis of Kenya. Iain WalkerChapter Nine. Diaspora or network? Hadhrami diaspora reconsidered through the lens of trade. Philippe PetriatChapter Ten. From Barefoot Doctors to Professors of Medicine in Seventy-Five Years 1940-2015. Adel Aulaqi Research issuesChapter Eleven. Rediscovering Hadhramaut: paradigms of research. Leif Manger.Chapter Twelve. Research Issues on Hadhramaut. Abdalla Bujra.BibliographyNotes on contributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538682 20170621
The Hadhramis of Yemen have migrated for centuries in large numbers, establishing a diaspora that extends around the Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States. This migration has deeply affected the host countries as well as Hadhramaut itself. Yet the region has not been able to use its population size, capabilities or resources to wield significant political influence in successive Yemeni regimes. This book examines the people of the Hadhrami diaspora, who travelled as religious scholars, traders, labourers and soldiers, to understand their enduring influence and identity. In doing so, the book explores key aspects of their history, including the impact of Yemeni nationalist movements, the significance of land reforms, the importance of social and tribal origins and how the Hadhrami resisted European domination as a Muslim community. Although a distinctive part of geographical Yemen, Hadhramaut was not regarded as a Yemeni political entity until the twentieth century.This research asks if the recent turmoil in Yemen following the Arab Spring, the growth of Al-Qa'ida and ISIS, and war involving a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, will produce even greater instability in the region or perhaps lead to a united Yemen, a restored South Yemen or even to Hadhramaut as an independent state.
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175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm.
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xvii, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
This stunning Chinese art book presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCEu9 CE). These exquisite treasures are from newly discovered sites in the Jiangsu region of China and are made of gold, silver, jade, bronze, pottery, lacquer, and other refined materials. Masterworks include a full-length jade suit sewn with gold threads, an oversized coffin shrouded in jade, and a complete set of functional bronze bells. The bookAEs texts explore a number of ideas about life and death of Western Han royalty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780939117789 20170515
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liii, 490 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 29 cm
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vi, 126 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
Buddhism originated in north India and spread to other parts of the subcontinent in the third century BCE. The Andhra region, located along the south-east coast of India, welcomed Buddhism and a stupa, probably built to house a relic of the Buddha from the north, was constructed at Amaravati. From 200 BCE, the stupa was enlarged and substantially embellished over several centuries, making it one of the most important Buddhist monuments in India. However, the stupa fell into decline from the 14th century and it was re-discovered and excavated only in the 19th century. In 1880 more than 120 of the Amaravati sculptures entered the collection of the British Museum, with other pieces eventually finding their way to museums in India, Europe and America. The papers in this book emerged from a conference at the British Museum held in September 2014 that brought together leading specialists from around the world to address aspects of Amaravati and its sculpture. Subjects covered in this volume include the rediscovery of the stupa at the end of the 18th century as well as its recreation in the 21st century. The art of Amaravati is also placed in the context of other sites and remains from the Andhra region which, despite its importance, has been relatively neglected in the study of the religious and visual cultures of South Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780861592074 20170530
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263 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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xv, 510 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The profound effects of the British Empire's actions in the Arab World during the First World War can be seen echoing through the history of the 20th century. The uprising sparked by the Husayn-McMahon correspondence and led by 'Lawrence of Arabia'; the Sykes-Picot agreement which undermined that rebellion; and memoranda such as the Balfour Declaration all have shaped the Middle East into forms which would have been unrecognizable to the diplomats of the 19th century. Undertaken during the First 'World' War, these actions were not part of a coordinated British strategy, but in fact directed by several overlapping and competing departments, some imperfectly referred to as the 'Arab Bureau'. The British and the Middle East is unique in its comprehensive treatment of how and why the British generals and diplomats acted as they did. By taking as his starting point the voluminous, contradictory and revealing records of the policy-makers in the British government, Robert H. Lieshout shows convincingly that many concerned with foreign policy making were quite oblivious to the history and complexities of the Islamic World.Covering the full sweep of British involvement in Arabia, Lieshout makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of the period in which the British Empire changed the world, and shows how shallow and confused the understanding of those that shaped the future of the Middle East really was.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535834 20160928
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8. Contre-courants [2016]

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1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 30 cm.
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189 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
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3, iii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 38 cm.
日本泉屋博古馆是海外收藏中国古代文物的重 镇, 尤以青铜器和明清书画最为著名.本书由中国国家 博物馆组织国内外权威专家学者精选日本泉屋博 古馆所藏的中国古代文物, 共收录了商周青铜器, 明清书画等130余件珍贵藏品, 图片清晰, 著录信息完整, 并由国内外专家为每件文物撰文, 具有较高的学术研究价值和收藏价值.
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3 volumes (2, 897 pages) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • shang juan. Shu hua. Dunhuang yi hua. Bi hua
  • zhong juan. Qing tong qi. Tao ci qi
  • xia juan. Yu qi. Jin yin qi. Fo zao xiang. Mu zang diao ke.
  • 上卷. 书画. 敦煌遗画. 壁画
  • 中卷. 青铜器. 陶瓷器
  • 下卷. 玉器. 金银器. 佛造像. 墓葬雕刻.
本书是著名收藏家翁万戈先生早年拍摄的海外 中华文物艺术品的摄影作品集.书中除了向读者展 示这些海外遗珍外, 还通过对文物艺术品本身的整体描述, 入藏时间, 价值认定, 流转故事等方面的介绍, 从而让更多的国人了解中国文物流散情况及其目 前的归宿.本书既是国人海外文化之旅的导引指南 , 也是查询海外文物艺术品的权威工具书.很值得文 博界, 收藏界, 文物艺术品爱好者收藏阅读.
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2 volumes (lxxii, 390 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates in various pagings) : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm
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463 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
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592 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 30 cm
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Der lykische Weg' im Südwesten der Türkei ist einer der bekanntesten Kulturwege im Mittelmeerraum. Er führt vorbei an den Ruinen vergangener Städte des antiken Lykien, darunter das malerisch gelegene Patara. Die seit der byzantinischen Zeit nicht mehr besiedelte, hervorragend erhaltene Stadt fasziniert mit ihren römerzeitlichen Überresten. In beeindruckender Weise ist in Patara das Bild von den urbanen Strukturen einer bedeutenden Hafenstadt und des Hauptortes der römischen Provinz Lykien archäologisch konserviert. 0Die türkischen Ausgräber und ihre internationalen Kollegen haben einzigartige Monumente ans Tageslicht gebracht, darunter die Fundamente eines antiken Leuchtturms aus der Zeit des Kaisers Nero sowie ein Ehrenmonument für Kaiser Claudius mit einem Verzeichnis des antiken lykischen Straßennetzes. In diesem Band werden aktuelle Forschung und bemerkenswerte Objekte erstmals umfassend präsentiert. Spektakuläre Fotos erwecken die einzigartige antike Stadt wieder zum Leben.
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271 pages : color illustrations, color maps, plans ; 31 cm
  • Préface / Manolis Korrès -- Préambule : Un regard neuf sur les relations entre Grecs et Perses achéménides -- Les arts de la Grèce et de la Perse au VIe siècle avant notre ère -- Des Ioniens soumis au tribut ont bâti les palais achéménides -- La philosophie présocratique et l'architecture des grands diptères -- La Perse achéménide et ses origines : Les tribus nomades se sédentarisent -- Les bâtisseurs ioniens déportés en Perse : transfert de la technologie grecque en Iran -- Les monuments de Pasargades et les "jardins de Paradis" -- Persépolis : des palais grandioses sur une acropole artificielle -- La splendeur des réceptions et la toreutique gréco-perse -- La frise des Tributaires à Persépolis : diversité des nations de l'Empire -- De l'apadana polychrome de Suse aux tombes de Nakh-é Rustam -- L'apparition tardive des doutes et les surprises de l'archéologie -- L'écho de Persépolis au Parthénon d'Athènes -- Le programme de Périclès à l'Acropole et l'avènement du classicisme -- La frise des Panathénées de Phidias : une réponse aux Tributaires de Persépolis.
  • Préface / Manolis Korrès -- Préambule : Un regard neuf sur les relations entre Grecs et Perses achéménides -- Les arts de la Grèce et de la Perse au VIe siècle avant notre ère -- Des Ioniens soumis au tribut ont bâti les palais achéménides -- La philosophie présocratique et l'architecture des grands diptères -- La Perse achéménide et ses origines : Les tribus nomades se sédentarisent -- Les bâtisseurs ioniens déportés en Perse : transfert de la technologie grecque en Iran -- Les monuments de Pasargades et les "jardins de Paradis" -- Persépolis : des palais grandioses sur une acropole artificielle -- La splendeur des réceptions et la toreutique gréco-perse -- La frise des Tributaires à Persépolis : diversité des nations de l'Empire -- De l'apadana polychrome de Suse aux tombes de Nakh-é Rustam -- L'apparition tardive des doutes et les surprises de l'archéologie -- L'écho de Persépolis au Parthénon d'Athènes -- Le programme de Périclès à l'Acropole et l'avènement du classicisme -- La frise des Panathénées de Phidias : une réponse aux Tributaires de Persépolis.
"Historien de l'architecture et des civilisations, Henri Stierlin scrute depuis des années les arts de la Grèce et de l'Iran. Il a confronté ici les vestiges des temples grecs d'Ionie, datant du VIe siècle avant notre ère, avec les ruines des palais perses bâtis vingt ans plus tard en Iran, suite à l'invasion de l'Anatolie et à la déportation des bâtisseurs ioniens par Cyrus. Contrairement aux idées reçues, il affirme qu'une intense coopération s'est établie entre les Grecs d'Ionie et les Perses. Il démontre, clichés et textes à l'appui, la mise en oeuvre des techniques grecques de construction sur le célèbre site de Persépolis. Architectes, tailleurs de pierres et sculpteurs grecs sont ainsi les auteurs au titre du tribut des hautes colonnes à tambours superposés et des multiples personnages sculptés de la grande frise des Tributaires de Persépolis. Cette découverte l'entraîne dans une stimulante relecture des relations entre Grecs et Perses. Comparant cette frise des Tributaires à celle des Panathénées réalisée, cinquante ans plus tard, par Phidias au Parthénon, il y voit la réponse des Athéniens à la Perse. À la multitude figée des représentants des nations de l'empire achéménide, il oppose la cavalcade joyeuse des citoyens d'Athènes montant au Parthénon fêter Athéna Parthénos, entraînant le lecteur dans un éblouissant dialogue des cultures antiques."--Page 4 of cover.
"Historien de l'architecture et des civilisations, Henri Stierlin scrute depuis des années les arts de la Grèce et de l'Iran. Il a confronté ici les vestiges des temples grecs d'Ionie, datant du VIe siècle avant notre ère, avec les ruines des palais perses bâtis vingt ans plus tard en Iran, suite à l'invasion de l'Anatolie et à la déportation des bâtisseurs ioniens par Cyrus. Contrairement aux idées reçues, il affirme qu'une intense coopération s'est établie entre les Grecs d'Ionie et les Perses. Il démontre, clichés et textes à l'appui, la mise en oeuvre des techniques grecques de construction sur le célèbre site de Persépolis. Architectes, tailleurs de pierres et sculpteurs grecs sont ainsi les auteurs au titre du tribut des hautes colonnes à tambours superposés et des multiples personnages sculptés de la grande frise des Tributaires de Persépolis. Cette découverte l'entraîne dans une stimulante relecture des relations entre Grecs et Perses. Comparant cette frise des Tributaires à celle des Panathénées réalisée, cinquante ans plus tard, par Phidias au Parthénon, il y voit la réponse des Athéniens à la Perse. À la multitude figée des représentants des nations de l'empire achéménide, il oppose la cavalcade joyeuse des citoyens d'Athènes montant au Parthénon fêter Athéna Parthénos, entraînant le lecteur dans un éblouissant dialogue des cultures antiques."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxiii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
There is a quiet drama playing out in American foreign policy far from the dark contours of upheaval in the Middle East and South Asia and the hovering drone attacks of the war on terror. The United States is in the midst of a substantial and long-term national project, which is proceeding in fits and starts, to reorient its foreign policy to the East. The central tenet of this policy shift, aka The Pivot, is that the United States will need to do more with and in the Asia-Pacific hemisphere to help revitalize its own economy, to realize the full potential of the region's dramatic innovation, and to keep the peace in the world's most dynamic region where the lions' share of the history of the 21st Century will be written. This book is about a necessary course correction for American diplomacy, commercial engagement, and military innovation during a time of unrelenting and largely unrewarding conflict. While the United States has intensified its focus on the Asia-Pacific relative to previous administrations, much more remains to be done. THE PIVOT is about that future. It explores how the United States should construct a strategy that will position it to maneuver across the East and offers a clarion call for a cunning and dexterity and ingenuity in the period ahead for American statecraft in the Asia-Pacific region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781455568956 20161219
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364 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Researched from diverse and extensive source material s (including directories, city archives, fieldnotes, postcards etc), Unseen Siam reveals the careers of 15 photographers (some well known, others less so), who worked in Siam, many becoming court photographer to the then monarch King Chulalongkorn. Their work was not restricted to photographic cartes-de-visites, as was often teh case, but also included large images from attributable albums and portfolios. Each reproduced image is fully catalogued and in many cases identifies the name of teh photographer behind many well known images for teh first time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9786167339665 20170206
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2, 2, 3, 13, 325 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
本书对于魏晋南北朝时期的壁画墓进行了综合 研究.书中所讨论的壁画取其广义, 不仅包括彩绘壁画, 还包括如模印画像砖壁画等使用其他材料和技术 制作的壁面装饰, 此外还附带讨论了装饰有画像的葬具.本书注重对 于一些新的方法加以探索和尝试.增订版加入"北 朝葬具孝子图的形式与意义"及"前朝楷模后世之 范"两文, 并补记了2002年以后出土的新材料.
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165 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
本书涵盖铜器、玉器等精品文物二百余件, 全面展示薛国历史文化的发展脉络, 再现繁华景象.
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