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Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire

£16.99

Prashant Kidambi

9780198843146
Paperback
21 July 2022

The extraordinary story of the first 'All India' national cricket tour of Great Britain and Ireland - and how the idea of India as a nation took shape on the cricket pitch.

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The Oxford History of Modern China

£12.99

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

9780192895202
Paperback
27 January 2022

Oxford Histories

Explores the history of China from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to the present day. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower in what promises to be the 'Chinese century'.

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Samurai: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Michael Wert

9780190685072
Paperback
15 July 2021

Very Short Introductions

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Korea: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Michael J. Seth

9780198830771
Paperback
23 January 2020

Very Short Introductions

Korea, long in the shadows of its neighbours China and Japan, is now the object of considerable interest. This book focuses on answering several historical questions: what does it mean to be Korean? How did this nation evolve into today's sharply contrasting societies? And how does Korea fit into the larger narrative of world history?

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Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery Across the Indian Ocean

£18.99

Omar H. Ali

9780190269784
Paperback
18 February 2016

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The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

James A. Millward

9780199782864
Paperback
26 April 2013

Very Short Introductions

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The First Emperor: Selections from the Historical Records

£7.99

Sima Qian, Raymond Dawson, K. E. Brashier

9780199574391
Paperback
27 August 2009

Oxford World's Classics

Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911.

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Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Christopher Goto-Jones

9780199235698
Paperback
23 April 2009

Very Short Introductions

Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. The aim of this Very Short Introduction is to explode the myths and explore the reality of modern Japan - by taking a concise look at its history, economy, politics, and culture.

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