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Conflict, Conquest, and ConversionTwo Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion: Two Thousand Years of Christian Missions in the Middle East

Reeva Spector Simon and Eleanor Tejirian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231138659
eISBN:
9780231511094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231138659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution. Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian ... More

Creamy and CrunchyAn Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Jon Krampner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is a popular history of peanut butter, the all-American comfort food that is found in the pantries of at least seventy-five percent of American kitchens. The book shows that, to a ... More

Culture of EncountersSanskrit at the Mughal Court

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Audrey. Truschke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173629
eISBN:
9780231540971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173629.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Culture of Encounters documents the fascinating exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars, which engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal ... More

DMZ CrossingPerforming Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border

Suk-Young Kim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164825
eISBN:
9780231537261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164825.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book focuses on a diverse selection of people who have crossed the border between North and South Korea and also assesses the citizenship they acquire based on emotional affiliation rather than ... More

Drinking HistoryFifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume recounts the individuals, ingredients, corporations, controversies, and myriad events responsible for America’s diverse and complex beverage scene. It revisits the country’s major ... More

The Emergence of Iranian NationalismRace and the Politics of Dislocation

The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175760
eISBN:
9780231541114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Reza Zia-Ebrahimi revisits the work of Fathʿali Akhundzadeh and Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani, two Qajar-era intellectuals who founded modern Iranian nationalism. In their efforts to make sense of a ... More

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers

Norman Rothschild

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169387
eISBN:
9780231539180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169387.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks at the reign of Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. It asks how she rose to power ... More

An Encouragement of Learning

An Encouragement of Learning

Yukichi Fukuzawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The intellectual and social theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote An Encouragement of Learning (1872–1876) as a series of pamphlets while completing his critical masterpiece, An Outline of a Theory of ... More

Eqbal AhmadCritical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Stuart Schaar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the ... More

Exemplary Women of Early ChinaThe Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü zhuan of Liu Xiang

Anne Behnke Kinney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163095
eISBN:
9780231536080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In early China, was it correct for a woman to disobey her father, contradict her husband, or shape the public policy of a son who ruled over a dynasty or state? According to the Lienü zhuan, or ... More

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