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x, 231 pages ; 25 cm.
"Circa AD 750, both the Islamic world and western Europe underwent political revolutions; these raised to power, respectively, the 'Abbasid and Carolingian dynasties. The eras thus inaugurated were similar not only in their chronology, but also in the foundational role each played in its respective civilization, forming and shaping enduring religious, cultural, and societal institutions. The 'Abbāsid and Carolingian Empires: Studies in Civilizational Formation, is the first collected volume ever dedicated specifically to comparative Carolingian-'Abbasid history. In it, editor D.G. Tor brings together essays from some of the leading historians in order to elucidate some of the parallel developments in each of these civilizations, many of which persisted not only throughout the Middle Ages, but to the present day. Contributors are: Michael Cook, Jennifer R. Davis, Robert Gleave, Eric J. Goldberg, Minoru Inaba, Jürgen Paul, Walter Pohl, D.G. Tor and Ian Wood."--Provided by publisher.
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x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah
  • In the air what is above, my dog?
  • Abu Dhabi I'm Sanjay
  • Kuwait the western perception
  • Of Islam department
  • Oman go for it! don't do it! jump!
  • NX844b1G
  • Lebanon she loves me but I do not love her
  • Syria mafishi
  • Afghanistan wall save butts
  • Pakistan cool wind
  • Iraq o eve!
  • Iran not every time you can
  • Eat ice cream
  • Another people begin
  • Egypt : bap bap bap bap bap bap bap
  • Yemen waa-oow!
  • Somali
  • is there peace?
  • Outro.
Armed only with textbook Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear". From a base in Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square and, at every turn, discovers a place that doesn't match its reputation. While politicians and the media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humour and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393608366 20180115
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xiii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Contextualising Afghanistan's Transitions: Influences and Challenges, Srinjoy Bose and William Maley 2. Neither war nor peace, Paula R. Newberg Part I: The Politics of the State 3. The State and Community Self-Governance: Paths to Stability and Human Security in post-2014 Afghanistan, M. Nazif Shahrani 4. State strength and the rule of law, William Maley 5. Revenue and statebuilding in Afghanistan, Nematullah Bizhan Part II: State, society and governance 6. Getting the Politics Right: Beyond 'Good Governance' in Afghanistan, Jonathan Goodhand 7. Strongman Provincial Governance, Dipali Mukhopadhyay 8. Afghanistan's Political Parties: A Tale of Incomplete Reform and Transformation, Srinjoy Bose and Niamatullah Ibrahimi Part III: Social change 9. Afghan Youth and 'Soft Radicalisation': Emerging Social Forces, Shaharzad Akbar 10. Challenges to Sustainable Livelihoods and Socio-economic Development in a Post-ISAF Environment, Mahmoda Sonia Eqbal 11. Internal Displacement in Afghanistan: The Tip of the Iceberg, Susanne Schmeidl Part IV: Afghanistan and the World 12. Mapping the future of US-Pakistan relations vis-a-vis Afghanistan Post-Withdrawal, Frederic Grare 13. Prospects for Iran and Afghan Relations, Shahram Akbarzadeh 14. Afghanistan and the Regional Insecurity Contagion, Nishank Motwani 15. Neutrality and Its Place in Afghanistan's Foreign Policy, Nasir Andisha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744691 20171211
After decades of turmoil a new phase is opening up for Afghanistan, in which a new generation comes to the fore as many of the key players from earlier phases, including foreign interventionist powers, leave the scene. Although this new phase offers new possibilities and increased hope for Afghanistan's future, the huge problems created in earlier phases remain. This book presents a comprehensive overall assessment of the current state of politics and society in Afghanistan, outlining the difficulties and discussing the future possibilities. Many of the contributors are Afghans or Afghan insiders, who are able to put forward a much richer view of the situation than outside foreign observers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744691 20171211
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xiv, 400 pages : map ; 24 cm
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xliii, 375 pages ; 25 cm
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350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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3 volumes ; 24 cm.
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287 p. ; 24 cm.
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  • 1. Introduction, 2. The Background: Bengal Before Plassey, 3. Plassey and The Fall, 4. The Puppets and The Puppeteers, 5. The Plight of Nawab Ali Jah, 6. The Tragedy of Mir Qasim, Nawab Ali Jah, 7. Amongst False Friends, 8. The Bengal Mutinies, 9. Buxar and Thereafter, 10. Clive Sets Things in Order, 11. The Fading of The Nizamat, 12. The Company Bahadur's Rule, 13. The Entry of Warren Hastingsã -ã A Prelude, 14. Hastings in Bengalã -ã The First Casualties, 15. Hastings and His Council, 16. Nand Kumar's Attack, 17. The Counter-Attack, 18. Sir Elijah's Court in India, 19. Warren Hastings and Munny Begum, 20. The Destruction of Chait Singh, 21. The Turn of The Begums, 22. The Hastings Return Home, 23. The Nabob's Life in India, 24. Shaking The Pagoda Tree 25. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095380 20171227
The Ascent of John Company is the story of the founding of the British empire in India. The process of founding empires is rarely, if ever, edifying. It is invariably a sordid story of brutality and violence, tempered to some extent by blatant lies, corruption, skullduggery and intrigue. Robert Clive and Warren Hastings, the two names that come most readily to mind when one thinks of the founders, were no heroes in their times. Still less were Vansittart, Verelst, or Coote `Bahadur'. We have a governor who was overthrown and imprisoned by his own Councillors, and a general who had to be bribed to take the field! Many of them were accused of atrocious crimes, of murder and extortion. Bribe taking, peculation and corruption were the least of their `high misdemeanours' and the most egregious were ruined by the judicial processes to which they were subjected on their return. The word nabob, which was applied to them by their own countrymen was anything but complimentary. The romanticization of the empire came much later; it was a phenomenon of the later Victorian period, but in spite of the fact that the empire has long since faded away, nostalgia for the Raj still lingers among some circles. For such people this volume will be a useful corrective; the past always seems better than the contentious present. Even for others, who may not see the past through rose tinted glasses, this book will help to place things in perspective. To paraphrase Dickens, `this is the best of times, and the worst of times' - and it has always been so.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095380 20171227
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xx, 344 pages ; 24 cm
  • The formation of a Southeast Asian association
  • ZOPFAN, ASEAN Concord and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation
  • ASEAN and the Vietnam-Cambodia conflict
  • After the Cold War : ASEAN expansion and engagement with dialogue partners
  • The ASEAN Charter
  • ASEAN Regional Forum and the defence ministers' meetings
  • ASEAN, China and the South China Sea
  • ASEAN and non-traditional security.
"The book ASEAN 50: A Security Community curates key official documents from its foundation in 1967 to 2016. With an emphasis on ASEAN as a political-security community, this book puts together selected documents that trace the development of the Association through periods of its formation, the Cold War in Asia, the post-Cold War security environment, its expansion and adaption to the shifting geopolitical dynamics. Through the documents and their accompanying commentaries, 50 Years of ASEAN: A Security Community aims to provide an important resource for researchers of ASEAN and Southeast Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
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269 p. ; 24 cm.
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236 pages ; 24 cm
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384 p. ; 24 cm
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235 pages ; 24 cm
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xxiii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals-pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes disseminated for millennia to debase, dehumanize, and justify the persecution of Jews, Bestiarium Judaicum asks: What is at play when Jewish-identified writers tell animal stories? Focusing on the nonhuman-animal constructions of primarily Germanophone authors, including Sigmund Freud, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, and Gertrud Kolmar, Jay Geller expands his earlier examinations (On Freud's Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions and The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity) of how such writers drew upon representations of Jewish corporeality in order to work through their particular situations in Gentile modernity. From Heine's ironic lizards to Kafka's Red Peter and Siodmak's Wolf Man, Bestiarium Judaicum brings together Jewish cultural studies and critical animal studies to ferret out these writers' engagement with the bestial answers upon which the Jewish and animal questions converged and by which varieties of the species "Jew" were identified.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823275595 20171227
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