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Angkor : Cities and Temples
by Claude Jacques, et al
Listed under Cambodia

Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side
by Tim Page, et al
Listed under Vietnam

The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: A Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes
by Christopher Kremmer
In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Iran, Iraq, and the Central Asian republics, carpets are viewed as objects of reverence and expressions of the highest artistic achievement. As the region's second largest export behind oil, they are also big business. "The early Muslims inhabited lands where people were born on carpets, prayed on them, and covered their tombs with them. For centuries, carpets have been a currency and an export, among the first commodities of a globalized trading system," writes author Christopher Kremmer. Even in the midst of turmoil and war, a bazaar will spring up during breaks in the fighting and carpet merchants will quickly resume business as if nothing had happened. In this detailed look at the culture and recent history of these countries, the carpet trade serves as both backdrop and metaphor for the shadowy and complex politics of the region in which trickery, illusion, and manipulation are part of the game. The result of 10 years spent as a journalist in the region, Kremmer's book explains how the fragile web of tribal and religious alliances and the influence of outside powers have impacted the politics and economy of the area and began a continuous cycle of exile and return, along with the rise of militarism and terrorism. The book also serves as excellent travel writing, with fascinating anecdotes and telling conversations and encounters that illustrate the customs of a region that is now the focus of international attention. --Shawn Carkonen
Hardcover: 464 pages
Ecco Press; ISBN: 0060097329; 1 Amer Ed edition (April 16, )

A History of Inner Asia
by Svatopluk Soucek
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521657040; (March )

Kurdistan : In the Shadow of History
by Susan Meisalis, et al
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Lost White Tribes : The End of Privilege and the Last Colonials in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadeloupe
by Riccardo Orizio, Avril Bardoni (Translator)
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 8.74 x 5.82
Publisher: Free Press; ; 
ISBN: 0743211979

Soul Survivors: Stories of Women and Children in Cambodia
by Carol Wagner, et al
Listed under Cambodia

Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia
by Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac

Zapuphizo (Asian Studies Series)
by Pieter Steyn
This is the first biography of Angami Zapuphizo, the great patriot leader of Nagaland in the north-eastern hills of South Asia, who died in exile in England in 1990. A central figure in the turbulent recent history of the region, Zapuphizo was the mastermind behind the Nagas´ demand for sovereign independence in 1947, the year when the British government transferred control to India and Pakistan.
Hardcover: 330 pages
Kegan Paul Intl; ISBN: 0710305060; 0 edition (March )

The Making of Modern Burma
by Thant Myint-U
Listed under Burma

Life Along the Silk Road
by Susan Whitfield

Monarchy in South East Asia: The Faces of Tradition in Transition
by Roger Kershaw

The New Central Asia : The Creation of Nations
by Olivier Roy

by Edward W. Said
Paperback from Vintage
The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia
by Lutz Kleveman
Hardcover from Atlantic Monthly Press
In The Empire of Genghis Khan: An Amazing Odyssey Through the Lands of the Most Feared Conquerors in History
by Stanley Stewart
Hardcover from The Lyons Press
The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
by Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy
Paperback from Stone Bridge Press
The Hunt for Bin Laden
by Robin Moore
Hardcover from Random House
The Silk Road : Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia
by Frances Wood
Hardcover from University of California Press
East Asia: A New History, Third Edition
by Rhoads Murphey
Paperback from Longman
Autobiography of a Geisha
by Sayo Masuda, G. G. Rowley
Hardcover from Columbia University Press
by Diana L. Eck
Paperback from Columbia University Press


A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia : Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire (History of the World , Vol 1)
by David Christian
Paperback: 464 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.08 x 9.64 x 6.71
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers; ; 
ISBN: 0631208143
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