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Down and Out in Saigon Stories of the Poor in a Colonial City
ISBN: PB: 9780300218251, Yale University Press, July 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Historian Haydon Cherry offers the first comprehensive social history of the urban poor of colonial French Saigon by following the lives of six individuals – a prostitute, a Chinese laborer, a rickshaw puller, an orphan, an incurable invalid, and a p...
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£35,00
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Contested Territory Dien Bien Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam
ISBN: PB: 9780300233957, Yale University Press, June 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The definitive account of one of the most important battles of the twentieth century, and the Black River borderlands' transformation into Northwest Vietnam Historians regard the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 as the conflict that toppled the French...
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£25,00
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Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, April 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
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£40,00
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Ganges The Many Pasts of an Indian River
ISBN: HB: 9780300119169, Yale University Press, March 2019
456 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 66 black&white illus.
Originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is India's most important and sacred river. In this unprecedented work, historian Sudipta Sen tells the story of the Ganges, from the communities that arose on its banks to t...
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£20,00
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Amritsar 1919 An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre
ISBN: HB: 9780300200355, Yale University Press, March 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 black&white illus., 4 maps
The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the British Empire, yet it remains poorly understood. In this dramatic account, Kim A. Wagner details the perspectives of ordinary people and argues that General Dyer's order to ope...
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£20,00
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Armenia Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781588396600, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
352 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 282 colour illus.
As the first people to officially convert to Christianity, Armenians commissioned and produced astonishing religious objects. This sumptuous volume depicts and contextualizes the compelling works of art that defined the rich and complicated culture o...
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£50,00
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End of the Asian Century War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region
ISBN: PB: 9780300239980, ISBN: HB: 9780300212228, Yale University Press, October 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
An urgently needed "risk map" of the many dangers that could derail Asia's growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the "Asian Century". Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China's slumping economy to wa...
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£13,99
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£20,00
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Red Flags Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy
ISBN: HB: 9780300233193, Yale University Press, September 2018
248 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Under President Xi Jinping, China has become a large and confident power both at home and abroad, but the country also faces serious challenges. In this critical take on China's future, economist George Magnus explores four key traps that China must...
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£20,00
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Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912
ISBN: HB: 9780300237085, Yale University Press, September 2018
264 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 220 colour and black&white illus.
Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavis...
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£45,00
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Terracotta Army Legacy of the First Emperor of China
ISBN: HB: 9780300230567, Yale University Press, March 2018
120 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 137 colour illus.
First discovered by a farmer in 1974, the burial site of China's first emperor, Ying Zheng, has yielded thousands of life-size terracotta figures and artifacts, and continues to be excavated today. This fascinating publication features more than 130...
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