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  • Salazar

    Salazar
    av Tom Gallagher

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383883

    Fifty years after his death, Portugal's Salazar remains a controversial and enigmatic figure, whose conservative and authoritarian legacy still divides opinion. Some see him as a reactionary and oppressive figure who kept Portugal backward, while ot…

  • The Great Decoupling

    The Great Decoupling
    av Nigel Inkster

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383838

    For much of recorded history, China was a leading science and technology power. But just as the West rose, China turned in on itself, and missed the Industrial Revolution. The result was the 'Hundred Years of Humiliation', and a long struggle for a…

  • The Sami Peoples of the North

    The Sami Peoples of the North
    av Neil Kent

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380318

    The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countries and northwestern R…

  • Animism

    Animism
    av Graham Harvey

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048408

    Animism' is now an important term for describing ways in which some people understand and engage respectfully with the larger-than-human world. Its central theme is our relationship with our other-than-human neighbours, such as animals, plants, rock…

  • A Short History of Modern Angola

    A Short History of Modern Angola
    av Professor David Birmingham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045193

    This book begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labour, first as privatel…

  • A Short History of Modern Angola

    A Short History of Modern Angola
    av Professor David Birmingham

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045148

    This book begins in 1820 with the Portuguese attempt to create a third, African, empire after the virtual loss of Asia and America. In the nineteenth century the most valuable resource extracted from Angola was agricultural labour, first as privatel…

  • Islam and the Abolition of Slavery

    Islam and the Abolition of Slavery
    av William Gervase Clarence-Smith

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383388

    In this important book, Clarence-Smith provides the first general survey of the Islamic debate on slavery. Sweeping away entrenched myths, he hopes to stimulate more research on the neglected topic. He draws on examples from the 'abode of Islam', fr…

  • Islam and the Abolition of Slavery

    Islam and the Abolition of Slavery
    av William Gervase Clarence-Smith

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850657088

    In this important book, Clarence-Smith provides the first general survey of the Islamic debate on slavery. Sweeping away entrenched myths, he hopes to stimulate more research on the neglected topic. He draws on examples from the 'abode of Islam', fr…

  • Travelling While Black

    Travelling While Black
    av Nanjala Nyabola

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383821

    What does it feel like to move through a world designed to limit and exclude you? What are the joys and pains of holidays for people of colour, when guidebooks are never written with them in mind? How are black lives today impacted by the othering l…

  • Stealing from the Saracens

    Stealing from the Saracens
    av Diana Darke

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383050

    Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognisable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Par…

  • Global Sufism

    Global Sufism

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381346

    Sufism is a growing and global phenomenon, far from the declining relic it was once thought to be. This book brings together the work of fourteen leading experts to explore systematically the key themes of Sufism's new global presence, from Yemen to…

  • African Europeans

    African Europeans
    av Olivette Otele

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381919

    As early as the third century, St Maurice-an Egyptian-became leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion. Ever since, there have been richly varied encounters between those defined as 'Africans' and those called 'Europeans'. Yet Africans and African…

  • Chinese Spies

    Chinese Spies
    av Roger Faligot

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380967

    In 1920s Shanghai, Zhou Enlai founded the first Chinese communist spy network, operating in the shadows against nationalists, Western powers and the Japanese. The story of Chinese spies has been a global one from the start.Unearthing previously unse…

  • Salafi-Jihadism

    Salafi-Jihadism
    av Shiraz Maher

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046299

    No topic has captured the public imagination of late quite so dramatically as the spectre of global jihadism. While much has been said about the way jihadists behave, their ideology remains poorly understood. As the Levant has imploded and millenari…

  • Under Red Skies

    Under Red Skies
    av Karoline Kan

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381759

    Karoline Kan was born in 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square massacre: her generation has always been caught between China's authoritarian politics and its hyper-modern technology and economic boom.In her quest to understand the shifting sands of…

  • Under Red Skies

    Under Red Skies
    av Karoline Kan

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384217

    Karoline Kan was born in 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square massacre: her generation has always been caught between China's authoritarian politics and its hyper-modern technology and economic boom.In her quest to understand the shifting sands of…

  • The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

    The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
    av James M. Dorsey

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849043311

    James M. Dorsey introduces the reader to the world of Middle Eastern and North African football - an arena where struggles for political control, protest and resistance, self-respect and gender rights are played out. Politics was the midwife of socc…

  • Work Won't Love You Back

    Work Won't Love You Back
    av Sarah Jaffe

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384644

    Whether it's working for free in exchange for 'experience', enduring poor treatment in the name of being 'part of the family', or clocking serious overtime for a good cause, more and more of us are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of bein…

  • Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War

    Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
    av Cedric Delves

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383425

    In early summer 1982--winter in the South Atlantic--Argentina's military junta invades the Falklands. Within days, a Royal Navy Task Force is assembled and dispatched. This is the story of D Squadron, 22 SAS, commanded by Cedric Delves. The relentle…

  • Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War

    Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War
    av Cedric Delves

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381124

    In early summer 1982--winter in the South Atlantic--Argentina's military junta invades the Falklands. Within days, a Royal Navy Task Force is assembled and dispatched. This is the story of D Squadron, 22 SAS, commanded by Cedric Delves. The relentle…

  • Lost Islamic History

    Lost Islamic History
    av Firas Alkhateeb

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046893

    Over the last 1,400 years, a succession of Muslim polities and empires expanded to control territories and peoples stretching from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and t…

  • To the Mountains

    To the Mountains
    av Abdullah Anas

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380110

    As one of the earliest Arabs to join the Afghan Jihad, the Algerian Islamist Abdullah Anas counted as brothers-in-arms the future icons of al-Qaeda's global war, from Abdullah Azzam to Osama bin Laden, and befriended key Afghan resistance leaders su…

  • Eurasian Crossroads

    Eurasian Crossroads
    av James Millward

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383340

    "Eurasian Crossroads" is the first comprehensive history of Xinjiang, the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. Forming one-sixth of the People's Republic of Ch…

  • Eurasian Crossroads

    Eurasian Crossroads
    av James Millward

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849040679

    "Eurasian Crossroads" is the first comprehensive history of Xinjiang, the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. Forming one-sixth of the People's Republic of Ch…

  • Eurasian Crossroads

    Eurasian Crossroads
    av James Millward

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850658184

    Xinjiang, the vast northwestern region comprising one sixth of the PRC today, borders on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakstan, Russia and Mongolia. Since antiquity it has stood at the crossroads between China, India, the M…

  • Jihad and Death

    Jihad and Death
    av Olivier Roy

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046985

    Islamic State has replaced Al Qaeda as the great global threat of the twenty-first century, the bogeyman we have all come to fear. But Daesh started as a local movement, rooted in the resentment of the Sunni Arabs of Iraq and Syria. It is they who h…

  • Wicked City

    Wicked City
    av Nicholas Hewitt

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381995

    Marseille is a thoroughly ambiguous place. France's second city and its major sea-port, its impact on the national imagination is unparalleled. Yet it is also a frontier city, arguably capital of the Mediterranean, and with a traditionally suspect a…

  • The German New Right

    The German New Right
    av Jay Julian Rosellini

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381407

    Contemporary Germany is a modern industrial democracy admired throughout the world. Many Germans believe that they live in the 'best Germany' that has ever existed. Yet there are dissenting voices: individuals and groups that reject cosmopolitanism,…

  • The Iconoclast

    The Iconoclast
    av Tobias S. Harris

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383104

    Shinzo Abe entered politics burdened by high expectations: that he would change Japan. In 2007, seemingly overwhelmed, he resigned after only a year as prime minister. Yet, following five years of reinvention, he masterfully regained the premiership…

  • Jihadism Transformed

    Jihadism Transformed

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849046473

    Jihadist narratives have evolved dramatically over the past five years, driven by momentous events in the Middle East and beyond; the death of bin Laden; the rise and ultimate failure of the Arab Spring; and most notably, the rise of the so-called I…

  • The ISIS Reader

    The ISIS Reader
    av Haroro J. Ingram

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381971

    In the wake of its 'Caliphate' declaration in 2014, the self-described Islamic State has been the focus of countless academic papers, government studies, media commentaries and documentaries. Despite all this attention, persistent myths continue to…

  • Salman's Legacy

    Salman's Legacy
    av Madawi Al Rasheed

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383319

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia began his rule in 2015 confronted with a series of unprecedented challenges. The dilemmas he has faced are new and significant, from leadership shuffles and falling oil prices to regional and international upheaval. 'Salm…

  • The Country That Does Not Exist

    The Country That Does Not Exist
    av Gerard Prunier

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787382039

    The Somali people are fiercely nationalistic. Colonialism split them into five segments divided between four different powers. Thus decolonisation and pan-Somalism became synonymous.In 1960 a partial reunification took place between British Somalila…

  • The Dragons and the Snakes

    The Dragons and the Snakes
    av David Kilcullen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380981

    In 1993, a newly-appointed CIA director warned that Western powers might have 'slain a large dragon' with the fall of the USSR, but now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. Since then, both dragons (state enemies like Russia and China)…

  • No Conquest, No Defeat

    No Conquest, No Defeat
    av Ariane M. Tabatabai

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787382091

    In early 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran marked its fortieth anniversary, despite decades of isolation, political pressure, sanctions and war. Observers of its security policies continue to try and make sense of this unlikely endurance. Though th…

  • Why Spy?

    Why Spy?
    av Brian Stewart

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383357

    Why Spy? is the result of Brian Stewart's seventy years of working in, and studying the uses and abuses of, intelligence in the real world. Few books currently available to those involved either as professionals or students in this area have been wr…

  • The Death of Camus

    The Death of Camus
    av Giovanni Catelli

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383869

    In 1960 a mysterious car crash killed Albert Camus and his publisher Michel Gallimard, who was behind the wheel. Based on meticulous research, Giovanni Catelli builds a compelling case that the 46-year-old French Algerian Nobel laureate was the vict…

  • Joking About Jihad

    Joking About Jihad
    av Gilbert Ramsay

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383166

    Can laughter really be used to undermine the appeal of terrorist groups? And should it be? Is there any truth in the stereotypical notions of fanaticism as humourless, and of humour as the antithesis of fanaticism? What is the deeper significance of…

  • Saving the People

    Saving the People

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045162

    Western democracies are experiencing a new wave of right-wing populism that seeks to mobilise religion for its own ends. With chapters on the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Israel, Saving the People asks…

  • Saving the People

    Saving the People

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849045209

    Western democracies are experiencing a new wave of right-wing populism that seeks to mobilise religion for its own ends. With chapters on the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Israel, Saving the People asks…

  • Sweden's Dark Soul

    Sweden's Dark Soul
    av Kajsa Norman

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787380097

    Reporter Chang Frick grew up dark-haired in a nation of blonds. Ostracised as a child, in adulthood he set out to expose the hypocrisy of Swedish society. When he revealed the cover-up of mass sexual assaults on teen girls at a 2015 music festival,…

  • Sweden's Dark Soul

    Sweden's Dark Soul
    av Kajsa Norman

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384095

    Reporter Chang Frick grew up dark-haired in a nation of blonds. Ostracised as a child, in adulthood he set out to expose the hypocrisy of Swedish society. When he revealed the cover-up of mass sexual assaults on teen girls at a 2015 music festival,…

  • Iceland's 1100 Years

    Iceland's 1100 Years
    av Gunnar Karlsson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849049115

    'Iceland's 1100 Years' recounts the history of a society on the margin of Europe as well as on the margin of reaching the size and wealth of a proper state. Iceland is unique among the European societies in being founded as late as the Viking Age, a…

  • The First Great Powers

    The First Great Powers
    av Arthur Cotterell

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787382114

    The rediscovery of Assyria in the 1840s transformed Western views on the origins of civilisation. The excavation of Nineveh proved that even the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians together did not constitute the ancient world. These peoples had nothing to…

  • The Back Channel

    The Back Channel
    av Ambassador William J. Burns

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787381230

    Over the course of more than three decades as an American diplomat, William J. Burns played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time-from the bloodless end of the Cold War to the collapse of relations with Putin's Rus…

  • The Back Channel

    The Back Channel
    av Ambassador William J. Burns

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787385528

    Over the course of more than three decades as an American diplomat, William J. Burns played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time-from the bloodless end of the Cold War to the collapse of relations with Putin's Rus…

  • See What You Made Me Do

    See What You Made Me Do
    av Jess Hill

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383685

    Every year in England and Wales alone, one in twenty adults suffer domestic abuse, two thirds of them women. Every week, two men kill a woman they were intimate with. And still we ask the wrong question: Why didn't she leave? Instead, we should ask:…

  • Lebanon

    Lebanon
    av Andrew Arsan

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383654

    Lebanon seems a country in the grip of permanent crisis. In recent years it has suffered blow after blow, from Rafiq Hariri's assassination in 2005, to the 2006 July War, to the current Syrian conflict, which has brought a million refugees streaming…

  • Shallow Graves

    Shallow Graves
    av Richard Reid

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383289

    This is a personal account of the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, fought between May 1998 and June 2000, as well as of the periods immediately preceding and following the conflict. 'Shallow Graves' traces shifting local perceptions of time, the na…

  • This Is What America Looks Like

    This Is What America Looks Like
    av Ilhan Omar

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383418

    Ilhan Omar's career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen…

  • Military Anthropology

    Military Anthropology
    av Montgomery McFate

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048125

    In almost every military intervention in its history, the US has made cultural mistakes that hindered attainment of its policy goals. From the counterproductive strategic bombing of Vietnam to the misguided accidental burning of the Koran in Afghani…

  • Toxic

    Toxic
    av Dan Kaszeta

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383067

    Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture-yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second World…

  • Military Strategy in the 21st Century

    Military Strategy in the 21st Century

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383913

    What is military strategy today? In an era when European states seek to de-escalate and avoid armed conflict, and where politicians fear the consequences of protracted operations or tactical hazards, does military strategy have any relevance? This i…

  • War and Peace in the Caucasus

    War and Peace in the Caucasus
    av Vicken Cheterian

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850659877

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Caucasus was wracked by ethnic and separatist violence as the peoples of the region struggled for self-determination. Vicken Cheterian, who spent many years as a reporter and analyst covering the region's c…

  • Syria

    Syria
    av Dawn Chatty

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048767

    The dispossession and forced migration of nearly 50 per cent of Syria's population has produced the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. This new book places the current displacement within the context of the widespread migrations that have i…

  • Syria

    Syria
    av Dawn Chatty

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384941

    The dispossession and forced migration of nearly 50 per cent of Syria's population has produced the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. This new book places the current displacement within the context of the widespread migrations that have i…

  • NGOs

    NGOs
    av Thomas Davies

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849043106

    In the first historical account of international NGOs, from the French Revolution to the present, Thomas Davies places the contemporary debate on transnational civil society in context. In contrast to the conventional wisdom, which sees transnationa…

  • A Short History of Mozambique

    A Short History of Mozambique
    av Professor Malyn Newitt

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849048330

    This comprehensive overview traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued aft…

  • Selling Hitler

    Selling Hitler
    av Nicholas Jackson O'Shaughnessy

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849043526

    Hitler was one of the few politicians who understood that persuasion was everything, deployed to anchor an entire regime in the confections of imagery, rhetoric and dramaturgy. The Nazis pursued propaganda not just as a tool, an instrument of govern…

  • Selling Hitler

    Selling Hitler
    av Nicholas Jackson O'Shaughnessy

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787384927

    Hitler was one of the few politicians who understood that persuasion was everything, deployed to anchor an entire regime in the confections of imagery, rhetoric and dramaturgy. The Nazis pursued propaganda not just as a tool, an instrument of govern…

  • History Has Begun

    History Has Begun
    av Bruno Macaes

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781787383012

    Popular consensus says that the US rose over two centuries to Cold War victory and world domination, and is now in slow decline. But is this right? History's great civilisations have always lasted much longer, and for all its colossal power, the US…