An analysis of the China Race—the global competition for leadership and world order between the US-led West and the People's Republic of China.
Essays that describe the efforts of several groups in a variety of political settings to achieve greater control over the policies that affect them, the strategies they employ to do so, and their status today.
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
Groundbreaking analysis of how colonialism created new conceptual categories and spatial forms that reshaped rural societies.
The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.
A wide-ranging consideration of early modern Muslim and Christian empires, covering the Iberian, Ottoman and Mughal worlds, including questions of political economy, images and representations, and historiography.
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.
A history of the French schools that pioneered female education in Ottoman Iraq's Jewish communities.
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China's Silk Road.
Explores the human experience of mysticism and looks at it within the spiritual traditions around the world.
Examines the effects of the Crusades from a variety of perspectives.