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Edge of Empires A History of Georgia
ISBN: PB: 9781789140590, ISBN: HB: 9781780230306, Reaktion Books, February 2019
528 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 illus.
Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East and, despite having one of the longest, most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, no proper history of the country has been written for decades. Donald Ra...
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£14,99
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Lesser Dragons Minority Peoples of China
ISBN: HB: 9781780239118, Reaktion Books, April 2018
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
"Lesser Dragons" is a timely introduction to the fascinating and complex world of China's 'national minorities'. Based on detailed research, including the author's first-hand fieldwork in several minority areas, it introduces the major non-Han people...
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Mongol Century Visual Cultures of Yuan China, 1271-1368
ISBN: HB: 9781780233666, Reaktion Books, February 2015
304 pp., 25x19 cm, 150 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
"The Mongol Century" explores the visual world of China's Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), the spectacular but short-lived regime founded by Khubilai Khan, regarded as the pre-eminent khanate of the Mongol empire. This book illuminates the Yuan era – full...
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Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger A History of Vietnam
ISBN: HB: 9781780233642, Reaktion Books, August 2014
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 60 illus.
With the exception of its war with the United States, Vietnam's history remains significantly under-studied. In this comprehensive book, Vu Hong Lien and Peter Sharrock chronicle the vast sweep of the region's tumultuous past, from the Bronze Age to...
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£29,00
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History of Myanmar since Ancient Times Traditions and Transformations
ISBN: PB: 9781780231723, ISBN: HB: 9781861899019, Reaktion Books, August 2013
328 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 black&white illus.
In "A History of Myanmar" since Ancient Times, Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Pagan to grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. The b...
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Fall and Rise of China Healing the Trauma of History
ISBN: PB: 9781780231686, Reaktion Books, July 2013
200 pp., 20x12 cm
Today, China is a global power, home to the world's fastest-growing economy and largest standing army – which makes it hard to believe that only 150 years ago, China was enduring defeats by Western imperial powers and neighboring Japan. For a time, t...
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Screen of Kings Royal Art and Power in Ming China
ISBN: HB: 9781780231037, Reaktion Books, June 2013
256 pp., 25x19 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
"Screen of Kings" is the first book in any language to examine the cultural role of the regional aristocracy – relatives of the emperors – in Ming dynasty China (1368-1644). Through an analysis of their patronage of architecture, calligraphy, paintin...
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£40,00
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Everlasting Flower A History of Korea
ISBN: PB: 9781861893352, Reaktion Books, July 2007
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 35 illus.
South Korea – a democratic high-tech Asian Tiger and flamboyant host of the 2002 World Cup; North Korea – a secretive dictatorship on Bush's notorious "axis of evil", with a controversial nuclear program and a poverty-stricken population. These two K...
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Thailand The Worldly Kingdom
ISBN: PB: 9781861893147, Reaktion Books, March 2007
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 illus.
Tourist adverts and glossy publications present Thailand as an exotic country with a rich cultural heritage, strong religious traditions and a much-loved monarchy. Historians too have contributed to Thailand's international allure by asserting its un...
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Modern Japanese Cuisine Food, Power and National Identity
ISBN: HB: 9781861892980, Reaktion Books, December 2006
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 89 illus.
Over the last decade the popularity of Japanese food in the West has increased immeasurably, contributing to the continuing diversification of Western eating habits; but Japanese cuisine itself has evolved significantly since pre-modern times. This b...
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