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Power and Politics in Tenth-Century China:

The Former Shu Regime
Hongjie Wang
ISBN: 9781604977646

This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century. Read More..

Egyptian-Jewish Emigrés in Australia

Racheline Barda
ISBN: 9781604977639

An important contribution to the research on contemporary Australian society as well as diaspora and Jewish studies, this book examines a topic that has rarely been reported on or studied. It is the first comprehensive study on the immigration and integration of Egyptian-Jewish people into Australian society. Read More..

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:

Interactions, Identities, and Images
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977479

Examines the complex and unique human, cultural, and religious exchanges that resulted from the enslavement and the trade of Africans in the North and the South Atlantic regions during the transatlantic slave trade era. Read More..

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters:

The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
Daan Pan
ISBN: 9781604977417

"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

The Sakoku Edicts and the Politics of Tokugawa Hegemony

Michael S. Laver
ISBN: 9781604977387

This book translates and illuminates the specific machinery of Japan’s foreign relations, especially as it pertained to European trade and Christianity. In so doing, this study will situate the edicts––which are largely taken for granted, even though little has been studied––in Japan’s early modern history. Read More..

Lineage Society on the Southeastern Coast of China:

The Impact of Japanese Piracy in the 16th Century
Ivy Maria Lim
ISBN: 9781604977271

"This book is a gem. On the basis of sound historical detective work, Lim has produced a creative, interesting, and carefully researched study." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

A History of Seating, 3000 BC to 2000 AD:

Function versus Aesthetics
Jenny Pynt and Joy Higgs
ISBN: 9781604977189

This book is unique in its approach to seating because it draws together evidence that relates to seating that facilitates health and task while also addressing aesthetic factors. This evidence creates an understanding of how seats may be designed to not only promote bodily health but also allow functional optimisation of sitting and seating. Read More..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History Read More..

Elementary Education and Motivation in Islam:

Perspectives of Medieval Muslim Scholars, 750–1400 CE
Eeqbal Hassim
ISBN: 9781604977103

"The scholars who wrote on elementary education focused on ideals and expectations that were anomalous to educational practice as portrayed in some historical anecdotes. Accordingly,this book argues that this idealism and the centuries old traditions in elementary education and motivation simply reflect the faith and zeal of a civilization that carried out the task of educating children with the obedience of God in mind. This is an important book for all Islamic studies collections, particularly in the areas of history, education, psychology,and Arabic literature. - Targheeb Read More..

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

Marianne Dacy
ISBN: 9781604977004

"The book covers an enormous amount of material on the relationship between early Christianity and Judaism, but presents this in a highly accessible manner, clearly showing how the separation between the two emerged over time ... It is essential for the shelves of academic institutions and public libraries, and it will also be a helpful supplement to the libraries both of scholars and Christian and Jewish religious leaders." - Jewish-Christian Relations Read More..

 

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