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The Traitor's Niche by Ismail Kadare (.ePUB)

General Fiction & Classics | 5 | 20-01-2018, 16:28

Requirements: .ePUB reader, 313kb Overview: LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the main square of Constantinople, a niche is carved into ancient stone. Here, the sultan displays the severed heads of his adversaries. People flock to see the latest head and gossip about the state of the empire: the province of Albania is demanding independence again, and the niche awaits a new trophy… Tundj Hata, the imperial courier, is charged with transporting...

Download Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture & the Picture Postcard 1880-1922

Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture & the Picture Postcard 1880-1922

Culture | 7 | 12-01-2018, 13:42

Author: Alison Rowley  |  Isbn: 978-1442647060  |  File size: 8 Mb  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture “Well-written and provided with fascinating illustrations, Open Letters is a major contribution to Russian history and cultural studies. The scholarship is very impressive: the author makes reference to a tremendously wide range of literary, artistic, and cultural...

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Modern Japan: Origins of the Mind: Japanese Mentality & Tradition in Contemporary Life

Culture | 8 | 11-01-2018, 14:25

Author: Alexander Prasol  |  Isbn: 9789814295635  |  File size: 4 Mb  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: English  |  Language: 384  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This book is very informative -- it gives valuable insight into the Japanese mentality and allows the reader to get a feel for the Japanese way of life. It is highly original and highly recommended. The author's personal observations and interesting examples make this book a...

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Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats & Ramen

Culture | 9 | 8-01-2018, 18:55

Author: Abby Denson  |  Isbn: 9784805312797  |  File size: 13 Mb  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 128  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Each chapter opens with a with a well-conceived list of Japanese vocabulary words and the back matter offers a directory of suggested sightseeing locations as well as web-based travel resources. A useful title for teens daydreaming about traveling to Japan It's a quirky book,...

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The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Culture | 8 | 16-12-2017, 11:59

Author: Basil Dufallo  |  Isbn: 9780199735877  |  File size: 2.7MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture An influential view of ecphrasis--the literary description of art objects--chiefly treats it as a way for authors to write about their own texts without appearing to do so, and even insist upon the aesthetic dominance of the literary text over the visual image. However, when...

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Transitivity & Valency Alternations: Studies on Japanese & Beyond

Culture | 11 | 16-12-2017, 11:37

Author: Taro Kageyama and Wesley M Jacobsen  |  Isbn: 9783110475241  |  File size: 3.8MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 505  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture This collection of papers is the first book ever published in English that presents detailed analyses of valency and transitivity alternations in Japanese from multifaceted standpoints: morphology, semantics, syntax, dialects, history, acquisition, and...

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The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

Culture | 12 | 13-12-2017, 13:14

Author: Kimi Akita, Noriko Iwasaki, and Peter Sells  |  Isbn: 9781138181908  |  File size: 1.6MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 252  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian...

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Empire Families: Britons & Late Imperial India

Culture | 13 | 13-12-2017, 13:13

Author: Elizabeth Buettner  |  Isbn: 9780199249077  |  File size: 1.8MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 324  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Culture What was life like for the British men, women, and children who lived in late imperial India while serving the Raj? Empire Families treats the Raj as a family affair and examines how, and why, many remained linked with India over several generations. Due to the fact that...

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Playing With The Past: Digital Games & The Simulation Of History

Games | 20 | 24-11-2017, 12:56

Author: Andrew B.R. Elliott and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell  |  Isbn: 1623567289  |  File size: 3.1 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 402  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Games Game Studies is a rapidly growing area of contemporary scholarship, yet volumes in the area have tended to focus on more general issues. With Playing with the Past, game studies is taken to the next level by offering a specific and detailed...

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Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel, & The Colonies

Philosophy | 8 | 23-11-2017, 11:47

Author: Timothy Brennan  |  Isbn: 9780804790543  |  File size: 15.6 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Philosophy A critical revaluation of the humanist tradition, Borrowed Light makes the case that the 20th century is the "anticolonial century." The sparks of concerted resistance to colonial oppression were ignited in the gathering of intellectual malcontents from all over the...

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The Atlas of Rokugan

Games | 24 | 14-11-2017, 14:13

Author: Sean Holland  |  Isbn: 9781594720741  |  File size: 165.8MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 300  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Games For twenty years, the Legend of the Five Rings card game and role-playing game have explored the world of Rokugan. Now, for the first time, the Emerald Empire at last gets a single-volume atlas describing and mapping its lands, castles, and cities! This book contains a...

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Made In Japan by S. J. Parks (.ePUB)(.AZW)

General Fiction & Classics | 19 | 27-10-2017, 13:16

Requirements: ePUB / AZW Reader, 526KB | Retail Overview: A young girl traces her mother’s steps all the way from London to Japan to search for the father she never knew. Hana arrives in Tokyo with only two words in her mind: The Teahouse. She’s a long way from home in East London and still fresh from the loss of her mother. But her grief has sent her across to the other side of the world to find out who she is, and for Hana that means finding the Japanese man she has never met, her father...

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Shih Tzu: Your Happy Healthy Pet

Animals | 23 | 25-10-2017, 16:57

Author: Jo Ann White  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 8 Mb  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 144  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Animals Your Happy Healthy Pet The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! Once the favorite pet of the Chinese imperial court, the Shih Tzu today is a perennially popular companion...

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Politics & The Russian Army: Civil-military Relations, 1689-2000

History | 12 | 18-10-2017, 10:36

Author: Brian D. Taylor  |  Isbn: 9780521016940  |  File size: 2.1 MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 374  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History Military coups have plagued many countries around the world, but Russia, despite its tumultuous history, has not experienced a successful military coup in over two centuries. In a series of detailed case studies, Brian Taylor explains the political role of the Russian...

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The Rose Shield series by D. Wallace Peach (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy | 37 | 17-10-2017, 12:24

Requirements: Epub reader/Azw3 reader, 3.98 Mb Overview: I am humbled and grateful to every reader who took a chance on a fledgling writer and her book. This vocation is a solitary one, a pouring out of one’s heart to an unknown audience with fingers crossed. If you found my little creation worthy, a review would bring a huge smile. About me? I started writing late in life when other demands on my time eased. I live in the coastal mountains of Oregon amid the moss and rain and giant forests. I...

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Zen Landscapes: Perspectives On Japanese Gardens & Ceramics

Art | 43 | 10-10-2017, 16:01

Author: Allen S. Weiss  |  Isbn: 9781780231907  |  File size: 15.1 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Art The essential elements of a dry Japanese garden are few: rocks, gravel, moss. Simultaneously a sensual matrix, a symbolic form, and a memory theater, these gardens exhibit beautiful miniaturization and precise craftsmanship. But their apparent minimalism belies a true...

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The Mariana & Palau Islands Campaign

History | 24 | 3-10-2017, 20:05

Author: Charles River Editors  |  Isbn: 9781537258980  |  File size: 8.81MB  |  Year: 2016  |  Pages: 60  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the fighting by soldiers *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The powerful forces of the United States Navy (USN), Marine Corps, and Army advanced inexorably against Imperial Japan in 1944. Following...

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The Kaiser's Captive: In The Claws Of The German Eagle

History | 59 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Albert Rhys Williams  |  Isbn: 9781783463084  |  File size: 524.6 KB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 144  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: History Albert Rhys Williams was an American journalist and author. In 1914, Williams travelled to Europe as the special war correspondent for Outlook magazine, tasked with the duty of reporting the events of the Great War.

In these early days of the conflict, Williams had...

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Indians & British Outposts In Eighteenth-century America

History | 118 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Daniel Ingram  |  Isbn: 9780813060385  |  File size: 3.3 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History “Offers readers interesting snapshots of life at these five frontier forts, all of them hotly contested places in the mid-eighteenth century… Ingram makes a powerful case for the local nature of the British frontier.”—Journal of American Ethnic History  ...

Download Japan's Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports, & War in China,

Japan's Imperial Diplomacy: Consuls, Treaty Ports, & War in China,

History | 185 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: B. J. Brooks  |  Isbn: 9780824820626  |  File size: 1.4 MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History In November 1937, Ishii Itaro, head of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Asiatic Affairs, reflected bitterly on the decline of the Ministry's influence in China and his own long and debilitating struggle to guide China policy. Ishii was the most notable member of a...

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Violence, Ritual, & The Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology Of Imperialism In The Ancient Andes

History | 171 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Tiffiny A. Tung  |  Isbn: 978-0813044736  |  File size: 5.3 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 270  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History "A ground-breaking study that provides one of the best case studies we have in the bioarchaeology of violence. A must-read for anyone interested in the origin and evolution of aggression and violence in human societies."--Debra L. Martin, University of Nevada "In this...

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The Nature Of The Beasts: Empire & Exhibition At The Tokyo Imperial Zoo

History | 94 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Ian Jared Miller  |  Isbn: 9780520271869  |  File size: 10.9 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 353  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: History It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan’s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution—at once museum, laboratory, and...

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Japanese Vocabulary

Educational | 204 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Inc. Barcharts  |  Isbn: 9781572229198  |  File size: 0.5 Mb  |  Year: 2008  |  Pages: 352  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Languages Essential functions and situations, and simple sentence patterns. Download book...

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Dirty Japanese: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?” to “F*%# Off!”

Educational | 72 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Matt Fargo  |  Isbn: 9781569755655  |  File size: 28 Mb  |  Year: 2007  |  Pages: 128  |  Language: English, Japanese  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Languages GET D!RTYNext time you re traveling or just chattin in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: Cool slang Funny insults Explicit sex terms Raw swear words "Dirty Japanese" teaches...

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The Political Economy Of Fiscal Consolidation In Japan

Business | 115 | 1-08-2017, 12:54

Author: Kimiko Terai and Toshihiro Ihori  |  Isbn: 978-4431564072  |  File size: 3.6 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 195  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Business This book investigates the reasons for persistent public deficits and delayed fiscal reform in Japan, placing a special emphasis on political economy aspects. Japan is confronted with the need to pursue fiscal discipline for fiscal consolidation and...


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