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  • Nya Kina : Allt du behöver veta om världens mäktigaste land och dess ledare

    Nya Kina : Allt du behöver veta om världens mäktigaste land och dess ledare
    av Kerry Brown

    Kartonnage - 2018 - Svenska - ISBN: 9789163617126

    År 2017 hände något historiskt i Kina: ledaren Xi Jinping skrevs in i grundlagen, något som inte hänt sedan Mao Zedong. Därmed kommer han att kunna styra landet i decennier och påverka hela västvärlden med sitt sätt att tänka och agera. Men hur myck…

  • Jainism

    Jainism
    av Jeffery D. Long

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845116262

    Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so…

  • Jainism

    Jainism
    av Jeffery D. Long

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845116255

    Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so…

  • Old Mistresses

    Old Mistresses
    av Rozsika Parker

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780764047

    Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change? With a new Preface by Griselda Pollock, this new edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radi…

  • The Masnavi of Rumi, Book One

    The Masnavi of Rumi, Book One
    av Jalaloddin Rumi

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788311458

    Jalaloddin Rumi's Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or 'Spiritual Couplets', composed in the 13th Century, is a monumental work of poetry in the Sufi tradition of Islamic mysticism. For centuries before his love poetry became a literary phenomenon in the West, Ru…

  • The Masnavi of Rumi, Book Two

    The Masnavi of Rumi, Book Two
    av Jalaloddin Rumi

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788313148

    Jalaloddin Rumi's Masnavi-ye Ma'navi, or 'Spiritual Couplets', composed in the 13th Century, is a monumental work of poetry in the Sufi tradition of Islamic mysticism. For centuries before his love poetry became a literary phenomenon in the West, Ru…

  • Taliban

    Taliban
    av Ahmed Rashid

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848854468

    The American bombing of terrorist bases in Afghanistan under the protection of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement has brought the Taliban into sharp focus as the most radical and extreme Islamic movement in the world today. Little is known…

  • The Making of the Israeli Far-Right

    The Making of the Israeli Far-Right
    av Peter Bergamin

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788314534

    Abba Ahimeir (1897 -1962) writer, journalist and historian began his public life as a socialist, but subsequently moved toward the rightward extreme of Zionist ideology. One of the earliest opponents of the British Mandate, in 1930 he founded a radi…

  • The Kurds of Northern Syria

    The Kurds of Northern Syria
    av Harriet Allsopp

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788314831

    Based on unprecedented access to Kurdish-governed areas of Syria, including exclusive interviews with administration officials and civilian surveys, this book sheds light on the socio-political landscape of this minority group and the various politi…

  • The Cyprus Conspiracy

    The Cyprus Conspiracy
    av Brendan O'Malley

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860647376

    In 1974 the Greek colonels ousted the Greek-Cypriot leader of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and Turkey retaliated by invading and seizing a third of the island. Cyprus remains split in two, like Berlin before the wall came down, bristling with troops…

  • Democracy in Lebanon

    Democracy in Lebanon
    av Abbas Assi

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788319782

    The 'Cedar Revolution' in Lebanon, which was sparked by the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on 14 February 2005, was seen by many as an opportunity for Lebanon's fragile political system to move towards a more stable form of demo…

  • Democracy in Lebanon

    Democracy in Lebanon
    av Abbas Assi

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784530938

    The 'Cedar Revolution' in Lebanon, which was sparked by the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on 14 February 2005, was seen by many as an opportunity for Lebanon's fragile political system to move towards a more stable form of demo…

  • Turkey

    Turkey
    av Erik J. Zurcher

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784531874

    This revised edition builds upon and updates its twin themes of Turkey's continuing incorporation into the capitalist world and the modernization of state and society. It begins with the forging of closer links with Europe after the French Revolutio…

  • Turkey

    Turkey
    av Erik J. Zurcher

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784531867

    This revised edition builds upon and updates its twin themes of Turkey's continuing incorporation into the capitalist world and the modernization of state and society. It begins with the forging of closer links with Europe after the French Revolutio…

  • Alberto Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti
    av Timothy Mathews

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767871

    Alberto Giacometti's attenuated figures of the human form are among the most significant artistic images of the twentieth century. Jean-Paul Sartre and Andre Breton are just two of the great thinkers whose thought has been nurtured by the graceful,…

  • Migration from Turkey to Sweden

    Migration from Turkey to Sweden
    av Bahar Baser

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784538699

    The `refugee crisis' and the recent rise of anti-immigration parties across Europe has prompted widespread debates about migration, integration and security on the continent. But the perspectives and experiences of immigrants in northern and western…

  • A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe

    A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe
    av Malcolm Vale

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780763859

    The concept of a Northern European 'Renaissance' in the arts, in thought, and in more general culture north of the Alps often evokes the idea of a cultural transplant which was not indigenous to, or rooted in, the society from which it emerged. Clas…

  • A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe

    A Short History of the Renaissance in Northern Europe
    av Malcolm Vale

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780763842

    The concept of a 'Renaissance' in the arts, in thought, and in more general culture North of the Alps often evokes the idea of a cultural transplant which was not indigenous to, or rooted in, the society from which it emerged. Classic definitions of…

  • Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire

    Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire
    av Parvaneh Pourshariati

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784537470

    I.B.Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage FoundationIt proposes a convincing contemporary answer answer to an ages-old mystery and conundrum: why, in the seventh century CE, did the seemingly powerful and secure Sasanian empire of Persia succ…

  • Persian Sphinx

    Persian Sphinx
    av Abbas Milani

    Övrigt - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850433286

    Amir Abbas Hoveyda was an Iranian intellectual, more comfortable with Sartre than with the classical Persian poet Saadi, who rose to become his country's Prime Minister, faithfully and for 13 years serving his king. The tragic Shakespearian tale of…

  • Writing Ancient History

    Writing Ancient History
    av Luke Pitcher

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845119584

    'History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon', said Napoleon. Yet the actual writing of history, especially ancient history, is a practice that often prompts more discord than assent. In his new textbook, Luke Pitche…

  • Writing Ancient History

    Writing Ancient History
    av Luke Pitcher

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845119577

    'History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon', said Napoleon. Yet the actual writing of history, especially ancient history, is a practice that often prompts more discord than assent. In his new textbook, Luke Pitche…

  • Watching the World Change

    Watching the World Change
    av David Friend

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845115456

    "Watching the World Change" is a unique and powerfully affecting account of the most universally observed news event in human history: the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. David Friend tells the stories behind the i…

  • Ancient Illyria

    Ancient Illyria
    av Arthur Evans

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845111670

    Illyria is the name given to the ancient region of the Balkans on the Adriatic coast from which most historians of the Balkans believe modern Albanians descend. This illuminating work by the celebrated archaeologist, Arthur Evans, examines the lives…

  • Armenia's Velvet Revolution

    Armenia's Velvet Revolution

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788317177

    In April 2018, Armenia experienced a remarkable popular uprising leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and his replacement by protest leader Nikol Pashinyan. Evoking Czechoslovakia's similarly peaceful overthrow of communism 30…

  • Armenia's Velvet Revolution

    Armenia's Velvet Revolution

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788317184

    In April 2018, Armenia experienced a remarkable popular uprising leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and his replacement by protest leader Nikol Pashinyan. Evoking Czechoslovakia's similarly peaceful overthrow of communism 30…

  • The Eastern Frontier

    The Eastern Frontier
    av Prof. Robert Haug

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788310031

    Transoxania, Khurasan, and ?ukharistan - which comprise large parts of today's Central Asia - have long been an important frontier zone. In the late antique and early medieval periods, the region was both an eastern political boundary for Persian an…

  • Religion

    Religion
    av Jorg Rupke

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780761701

    What is a religion? What triggered the spontaneous development of distinct religions throughout the ancient world? How do religions evoke the ultimate realities they claim to address? Such questions are as evergreen as belief itself. The Hellenistic…

  • Religion

    Religion
    av Jorg Rupke

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780761695

    What is a religion? What triggered the spontaneous development of distinct religions throughout the ancient world? How do religions evoke the ultimate realities they claim to address? Such questions are as evergreen as belief itself. The Hellenistic…

  • One Hundred Years of Socialism

    One Hundred Years of Socialism
    av Donald Sassoon

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767611

    This new edition of Donald Sassoon's magisterial history of the Left in the twentieth century includes a substantial new introduction by the author. With unique authority and unparalleled scholarship, Sassoon traces the fortunes of the political par…

  • Understanding the Qur'an

    Understanding the Qur'an
    av Muhammad Abdel Haleem

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845117894

    The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this important new introduction, Muhammad Haleem examines its recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, water and nourishment - a…

  • Croatia Under Ante Pavelic

    Croatia Under Ante Pavelic
    av Robert B. McCormick

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788310871

    Ante Pavelic was the leader of the fascist party of Croatia (the Ustase), who, on Adolf Hitler's instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941. Pavelic was an extreme Croatian nationalist who believed that the Serbian peo…

  • Croatia Under Ante Pavelic

    Croatia Under Ante Pavelic
    av Robert B. McCormick

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767123

    Ante Pavelic was the leader of the fascist party of Croatia (the Ustase), who, on Adolf Hitler's instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941. Paveli? was an extreme Croatian nationalist who believed that the Serbian peo…

  • Women and Equality in Iran

    Women and Equality in Iran
    av Leila Alikarami

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784533168

    Iran's continued retention of discriminatory laws stands in stark contrast to the advances Iranian women have made in other spheres since the Revolution in 1979. Leila Alikarami here aims to determine the extent to which the actions of women's right…

  • The Michelin Men

    The Michelin Men
    av Herbert R. Lottman

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860648960

    This is the remarkable story of how two brothers - Edouard and Andre Michelin - turned a sleepy, family tyre firm in the heart of rural France into one of the most innovative and successful industrial empires in the world. Edouard, a landscape paint…

  • The Sacred and the Feminine

    The Sacred and the Feminine
    av Griselda Pollock

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845115210

    The notion of a special intimacy between 'the feminine and the sacred' has received significant attention since the publication of Julia Kristeva and Catherine Clement's famous ecumenical "Conversation" of the same name which focused on the relation…

  • Battling Eight Giants

    Battling Eight Giants
    av Prof. Guy Standing

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755600632

    Today in one the richest countries in the world, 60% of households in poverty have people in jobs, inequality is the highest it has been for 100 years, climate change threatens our extinction and automation means millions are forced into a life of p…

  • China and the Future of Globalization

    China and the Future of Globalization
    av Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788315500

    An FT SUMMER READ 2020The forces of globalization have transformed the world economically, but in the West politics is becoming increasingly fractured as living standards stagnate for all but the very wealthy. As a result, alienation and nationalism…

  • China and the Future of Globalization

    China and the Future of Globalization
    av Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788315494

    An FT SUMMER READ 2020The forces of globalization have transformed the world economically, but in the West politics is becoming increasingly fractured as living standards stagnate for all but the very wealthy. As a result, alienation and nationalism…

  • Reading "Sex and the City"

    Reading "Sex and the City"

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850434238

    HBO's hit series "Sex and the City" has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards. This critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy dram…

  • A House of Many Mansions

    A House of Many Mansions
    av Kamal Salibi

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860649127

    The Lebanese have always lacked a common vision of their past. From the beginning Muslims and Christians have disagreed fundamentally over their country's historical legitimacy: Christians on the whole have affirmed it, Muslims have tended to emphas…

  • The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture

    The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture
    av Elizabeth Prettejohn

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848859036

    What can modern art have to do with ancient sculpture? Surely the excitement of modern art lies in its utter repudiation of classical example? Elizabeth Prettejohn's important and revisionist new book argues otherwise: that ancient sculpture and mod…

  • Erdogan's Empire

    Erdogan's Empire
    av Soner Cagaptay

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788317399

    Gradually since 2003, Turkey's autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to make Turkey a great power -- in the tradition of past Turkish leaders from the late Ottoman sultans to Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Here the leading author…

  • Erdogan's Empire

    Erdogan's Empire
    av Soner Cagaptay

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755634774

    Gradually since 2003, Turkey's autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to make Turkey a great power -- in the tradition of past Turkish leaders from the late Ottoman sultans to Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Here the leading author…

  • Enver Hoxha

    Enver Hoxha
    av Blendi Fevziu

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784539702

    Stalinism, that particularly brutal phase of communism, came to an end in most of Eastern Europe with the death of Josef Stalin in 1953 or at least with the Khrushchev reforms that began in the Soviet Union in 1956. However, in one country - Albania…

  • High Places

    High Places
    av Denis E. Cosgrove

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845116170

    High mountains, polar expanses, volcanic peaks are exciting and special environments. 13 leading international geographers explore different aspects of these environments - disorientation, exploration, native knowledge, polar research. This is the f…

  • High Places

    High Places
    av Denis E. Cosgrove

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845116163

    High mountains, polar expanses, volcanic peaks are exciting and special environments. 13 leading international geographers explore different aspects of these environments - disorientation, exploration, native knowledge, polar research. This is the f…

  • CEO, China

    CEO, China
    av Kerry Brown

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784538774

    China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has change…

  • CEO, China

    CEO, China
    av Kerry Brown

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784533229

    China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has change…

  • Iran and the First World War

    Iran and the First World War
    av Touraj Atabaki

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860649646

    The First World War, leading to the overthrow of the Qajar regime and replacement by Reza Shah, was pivotal in the history of modern Iran. The Constitutional Revolution of 1906-09 aimed to abolish the arbitrary regime and bring in a modern constitut…

  • Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism

    Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism
    av Abbas Amanat

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845119812

    Interest in Shi'i Islam is running at unprecedented levels. International tensions over Iran, where the largest number of Shi'i Muslims live, as well as the political resurgence of the Shi'i in Iraq and Lebanon, have created an urgent need to unders…

  • Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism

    Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism
    av Abbas Amanat

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845111243

    Interest in Shi'i Islam is running at unprecedented levels. International tensions over Iran, where the largest number of Shi'i Muslims live, as well as the political resurgence of the Shi'i in Iraq and Lebanon, have created an urgent need to unders…

  • The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil

    The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil
    av Lissa McCullough

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767963

    The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943), a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, remains in every way a thinker for our times. She was an outsider, in multiple senses, defying the usual religious categories: at once atheist…

  • The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil

    The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil
    av Lissa McCullough

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767956

    The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943), a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, remains in every way a thinker for our times. She was an outsider, in multiple senses, defying the usual religious categories: at once atheist…

  • Crete

    Crete
    av John Freely

    Storpocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845116927

    Crete, the 'Great Island' of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. In myth, it is associated with Daedalus and Icarus and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Today it is one of the most…

  • The Grand Turk

    The Grand Turk
    av John Freely

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845117047

    Sultan Mehmet II, the Grand Turk, known to his countrymen as Fatih, 'the Conqueror', and to much of Europe as 'the present Terror of the World', was once the most feared and powerful ruler in the world. The seventh of his line to rule the Ottoman Tu…

  • Mao

    Mao
    av Philip Short

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784534639

    One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful…

  • Picturing Childhood

    Picturing Childhood
    av Patricia Holland

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860647758

    Whether controversial or taken for granted, pictures of children are everywhere - in magazines, newspapers and advertisements, on greetings cards and the Internet. "Picturing Childhood" demonstrates how these familiar images reveal a view of childho…

  • The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it

    The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it
    av Suraiya Faroqhi

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845111229

    The first paperback edition, in line with latest historiography - "Ottoman Empire" is a major and advanced early modern power, this book is based on a huge study of original sources and personal accounts. The author leading historian of early modern…

  • The Shi'a of Samarra

    The Shi'a of Samarra

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784537449

    The assault on Samarra, which was built in the period of the Abbasid caliphate in the ninth century CE, therefore came to represent for many a symbol of the destructive civil conflict which engulfed Iraq following the 2003 US-led invasion. The Shi'a…

  • China

    China
    av Michael Dillon

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780763811

    China's transformation in the last few decades has been perhaps the most remarkable - and most controversial - development in modern history. Barely a century removed from the struggling and outdated Qing Empire, China has managed to reinvent itself…

  • China

    China
    av Michael Dillon

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755602612

    In this complete guide to modern China, Michael Dillon takes students through its social, political and economic changes, from the Qing Empire, through the civil war and the Communist state, to its incarnation as a hybrid capitalist superpower. Key…

  • China

    China
    av Michael Dillon

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755601851

    In this complete guide to modern China, Michael Dillon takes students through its social, political and economic changes, from the Qing Empire, through the civil war and the Communist state, to its incarnation as a hybrid capitalist superpower. Key…

  • The Eagle in Splendour

    The Eagle in Splendour
    av Philip Mansel

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784531751

    "When I think of the great Emperor, in my mind's eye it is summer again, all gold and green." Heine The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, surpassed even that of that the Sun King. Napoleon's palaces at Saint-Cloud and the Tuiler…

  • Theorizing World Cinema

    Theorizing World Cinema

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848854932

    This innovative book is about the place of world cinema in the cultural imaginary. It also repositions world cinema in a wider discursive space than is usually the case and treats it as an object of theoretical enquiry, rather than as a commercial l…

  • Theorizing World Cinema

    Theorizing World Cinema

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848854925

    This innovative book is about the place of world cinema in the cultural imaginary. It also repositions world cinema in a wider discursive space than is usually the case and treats it as an object of theoretical enquiry, rather than as a commercial l…

  • Gaza Under Hamas

    Gaza Under Hamas
    av Bjorn Brenner

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784537777

    Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the EU, the USA and the UN. It has made itself notorious for its violent radicalism and uncompromising rejection of the Jewish state. So after its victory in the 2006 elections the world was wa…