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  • Cuneiform by Irving Finkel
    Cuneiform (English, Paperback) Irving Finkel

    An accessible look at the world's oldest writing system, covering it's origins, historical development and demise. With new colour photos.

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  • The Middle East by Stephen Bourke
    The Middle East (English, Paperback) Stephen Bourke

    A profusely illustrated historical survey of a fascinating region, now available in a new format.

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  • What Makes Civilization? by David Wengrow
    What Makes Civilization? (English, Paperback) David Wengrow

    A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid

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  • Lords of the Desert by James Barr
    Lords of the Desert (English, Hardback) James Barr

    Between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East in an extraordinary role reversal. Lords of the Desert tells this story.

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  • A Line in the Sand by James Barr
    A Line in the Sand (English, Paperback) James Barr

    The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East

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  • Tibet by Sam van Schaik
    Tibet (English, Paperback) Sam van Schaik

    A timely and illuminating history of Tibet, from the seventh century to what it means to be Tibetan today

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  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
    The Rape of Nanking (English, Paperback) Iris Chang

    "In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Na"

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  • Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
    Women of the Raj (English, Paperback) Margaret MacMillan

    A new edition of this vivid cultural and social history of the daughters, sisters, mothers and wives of the men at the centre of a daring imperialist experiment, revealing India in all its richness and vitality.

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  • Company Curiosities by Arthur MacGregor
    Company Curiosities (English, Hardback) Arthur MacGregor

    Company Curiosities offers the first-ever overview of the remarkable role of the East India Company and its servants in collecting and showcasing a treasure-house of natural specimens and man-made objects.

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  • A Death in Peking by Graeme Sheppard
    A Death in Peking (English, Paperback) Graeme Sheppard

    The brutal murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner in the city of Peking one night in January 1937 shocked the world, but the police never found or named the murderer. ..So who did it? Who killed Pamela? This book provides never-revealed evidence and a different perpetrator.

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  • The Persians by Homa Katouzian
    The Persians (English, Paperback) Homa Katouzian

    Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This comprehensive history of Iran covers the history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian empire to Iranian state.

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  • For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
    For All the Tea in China (English, Paperback) Sarah Rose

    Robert Fortune was a Scottish gardener, botanist, plant hunter - and industrial spy. In 1848, the East India Company engaged him to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea.

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  • Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe
    Ten Myths About Israel (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    What are the myths - and reality - behind the state of Israel

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  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    This major book by the renowned Israeli historian, unveils the hidden and systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in 1948, and its relevance to resolving the conflict.

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  • Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 by Mark Stille
    Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 (English, Paperback) Mark Stille, Peter Dennis

    The story of the Imperial Japanese Army's victory over the British forces during World War II, focusing on the significance of the aerial campaign that saw Japan claim air superiority.

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  • Karate Jutsu by Simon Keegan
    Karate Jutsu (English, Paperback) Simon Keegan

    The origins of Karate are shrouded in mythology and a book that tells the art's complete history is both necessary and timely. The art of Karate was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom, now Okinawa, over hundreds of years. For the first time the complete history of Karate can be told.

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  • Inside Al-Shabaab by Harun Maruf
    Inside Al-Shabaab (English, Paperback) Harun Maruf, Dan Joseph

    Drawing on insider interviews, journalists Maruf and Joseph recount the rise, fall, and resurgence of this overlooked terrorist organization.

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  • The Battle for Syria by Christopher Phillips
    The Battle for Syria (English, Paperback) Christopher Phillips

    An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria's ongoing civil war Most accounts of Syria's brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011 and only later drew foreign nations into the escalating violence. Christopher Phillips argues instead that the international dimension was never...

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  • China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (English, Paperback) Rana Mitter

    Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity. This book focuses on this incident.

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  • The New Sultan by Soner Cagaptay
    The New Sultan (English, Hardback) Soner Cagaptay

    The aborted coup in Turkey has fired up interest in a country which will play a critical geopolitical role in the wars of the Middle East.

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