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Contents The Life and Death of the …………………………………………………………………………….…….4 Spanish Republic A Witness to the Spanish Civil War HENRY BUCKLEY, INTRODUCTION BY PAUL PRESTON The Devil……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..5 A New Biography PHILIP C. ALMOND Yemen………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….…6 The Road to Chaos GINNY HILL A Spy in the Archives……………………………………………………………………………..………….7 A Memoir of Cold War Russia SHEILA FITZPATRICK Peoples Apart…………………………………………………………………………………………………...8 Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question EDITED BY ILAN PAPPÉ Islam in America………………………………………………………………………………………….…..9 JONATHAN CURIEL I.B.Tauris Short Histories series……………………………………………………………….10-11 Albania's Mountain Queen…………………………………………………………………….…….….12 Edith Durham and the Balkans MARCUS TANNER Celestial Revolutionary……………………………………………………………………….…….……13 Copernicus, the Man and His Universe JOHN FREELY Global Corruption………………………………………………………………………….…..…….…….14 Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World LAURENCE COCKCROFT Modern Histories from I.B.Tauris………………………………………………………….….……15 Jerusalem……………………………………………………………………………………….............…….16 From the Ottomans to the British ROBERTO MAZZA Putin and the Oligarch……………………………………………………………………….……….…..17 The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair RICHARD SAKWA

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Buraimi……………………………………………………………………………………………….……..…18 The Struggle for Power, Influence and Oil in Arabia MICHAEL QUENTIN MORTON Japan………………………………………………………………………………………………….….……….19 An Environmental History CONRAD TOTMAN Where Hornbills Fly……………………………………………………………………………..….…...20 A Journey with the Headhunters of Borneo ERIK JENSEN Studies in Journalism series…………………………………………………….………….…...21-22 Lewis Carroll………………………………………………………………………………….…………..….23 The Man and his Circle EDWARD WAKELING Embracing the Darkness……………………………………………………………………….…….....24 A Cultural History of Witchcraft JOHN CALLOW The Last Trojan Hero……………………………………………………………………………….….….25 A Cultural History of Virgil's Aeneid PHILIP HARDIE Scattered Ghosts…………………………………………………………………………….…………..…..26 One Family's Survival through War Holocaust and Revolution NICK BARLAY A Travel Guide to Homer……………………………………………………………………………..….27 On the Trail of Odysseus Through Turkey and the Mediterranean JOHN FREELY Tangier…………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..…28 A Literary Guide for Travellers JOSH SHOEMAKE Inventing Peace…………………………………………………………………………………………….….29 A Dialogue on Perception WIM WENDERS AND MARY ZOURNAZI This is Not Art……………………………………………………………………………………………….….30 Activism and Other 'Not-Art' ALANA JELINEK Light And Photomedia………………………………………………………………………….…………..31 A New History and Future of the Photographic JAI MCKENZIE

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Dressed for War……………………………………………………………………………………………..32 Uniform, Civilian Clothing and Trappings 1914-1918 NINA EDWARDS Cinema in Central Asia……………………………………………………………………………………33 Rewriting Cultural Histories EDITED BY MICHAEL ROULAND, GULNARA ABIKEYEVA AND BIRGIT BEUMERS Fashioning Appetite……………………………………………………………………………………….34 Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity JOANNE FINKELSTEIN

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The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic A Witness to the Spanish Civil War HENRY BUCKLEY, INTRODUCTION BY PAUL PRESTON Key Selling Points  Exceptional insider account of Spanish Civil War  Spanish Civil War continues to have lots of general reader appeal  New introduction by Paul Preston leading historian of Spanish Civil War

Description

In 1940, correspondent Henry Buckley published his eyewitness account of the Spanish Civil War. Copies of the book were destroyed during the Blitz and only a handful of copies survived. Now, seventy years later, this exceptional chronicle of the war is republished for this first time and with a new introduction by Paul Preston.

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HISTORY / MILITARY HISTORY / SPANISH CIVIL WAR Author

Henry Buckley was the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He arrived in Spain in 1929, six years before the outbreak of the conflict, and left Spain with the remnants of the Republican forces following their defeat by Franco in 1939. Paul Preston is Professor of Contemporary Spanish Studies at LSE. He is one of the world’s leading historians of the Spanish Civil War.

Praise for the book ‘the best contemporary account of the Spanish civil war’ GILES TREMLETT, THE OBSERVER 'It is increasingly rare for a book about the Spanish civil war to generate much excitement, but the re-emergence of this account is a gift' MILES JOHNSON, SPECTATOR, 'dazzling...indispensable - a uniquely penetrating eyewitness view with a pulsing compassion at its core.‘ SINCLAIR MCKAY, TELEGRAPH 'one of the best books ever written on the Spanish Civil War' MICHAEL JACOBS, LITERARY REVIEW

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The Devil A New Biography

PHILIP C. ALMOND Key Selling Points  Brilliant new intellectual history of the influence of the devil on western culture  No obvious competition: the first biography for many years  Author with exceptionally strong name-recognition/reputation in his field Description

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Philip C Almond is Emeritus Professor of Religion in the University of Queensland. His previous books include The Witches of Warboys: An Extraordinary Story of Sorcery, Sadism and Satanic Possession (2008), England’s First Demonologist: Reginald Scot and ‘The Discoverie of Witchcraft’ (2011) and The Lancashire Witches: A Chronicle of Sorcery and Death on Pendle Hill (2012), all published by I.B.Tauris.

It is often said that the devil has all the best tunes. He also has as many names as he has guises. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub (in Christian thought), Ha-Satan or the Adversary (in Jewish scripture) and Iblis or Shaitan (in Islamic tradition) has throughout the ages and across civilizations been a compelling and charismatic presence. For two thousand years the supposed reign of God has been challenged by the fiery malice of his opponent, as contending forces of good and evil have between them weighed human souls in the balance. In this rich and multi-textured biography, Philip C Almond explores the figure of the devil from the first centuries of the Christian era through the rise of classical demonology and witchcraft persecutions to the modern post-Enlightenment ‘decline’ of Hell. The author shows that the Prince of Darkness, in all his incarnations, remains an irresistible subject in history, religion, art, literature and culture.

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Yemen The Road to Chaos

GINNY HILL

Key Selling Points  First non-academic book on contemporary Yemen  Ahead of the curve, subject about to burst in to the headlines  Beautifully written with characters, anecdotes, vivid reportage etc

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MIDDLE EAST / INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Author

Ginny Hill is an associate fellow at the influential foreign affairs thinktank Chatham House, where she runs the Yemen Forum. Formerly an award-winning filmmaker and correspondent, she has reported from Yemen for the BBC, the Christian Science Monitor, the Economist, Slate magazine and Jane’s. Ginny has produced news, current affairs and documentary from the Middle East for Al-Jazeera, CNBC, CNN, Channel 4 News and ITV. She studied Arabic and the Koran in Yemen’s madrassas.

Linking the lawless Horn of Africa to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Yemen is a strategically vital country on the brink of collapse, whose implosion, combined with a growing Al Qaeda presence, could have consequences for the whole Middle East and beyond. Ginny Hill takes us inside this fascinating and complex country, introducing us to a range of characters; Somali refugees, tribal warlords, Qat-chewing philosophers, corrupt politicians and gun-runners. She shows us the transnational networks of crime, people-smuggling and terrorism which sweep through the country, the legacy of civil war, and how the most vibrant democracy in the Middle East became mired in corruption and separatist violence. Part reportage, part history, and part informed analysis, this is an indispensable guide to the little-understood country which is about to dominate international headlines. Praise for the book “Yemen – a country of multiple realties, complex, layered, and explosive, where some of the hungriest people in the world strive to live. Ginny Hill is a rare outsider who has lived the country, she is superbly seasoned in its physical and political terrain. Her book is a revelation.” JON SNOW, JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTER

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A Spy in the Archives A Memoir of Cold War Russia

SHEILA FITZPATRICK

Key Selling Points  Sheila Fitzpatrick is one of the bestknown scholars of the Soviet Union  Provides a unique insight into Cold War Moscow  Full of human interest and personal insights

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HISTORY / RUSSIA / COLD WAR Author Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney and Emerita Professor of History at the University of Chicago. One of the most acclaimed historians of twentieth-century Russia, she is the author of several books, including The Russian Revolution; Stalin’s Peasants; Everyday Stalinism; and Tear off the Masks!

Moscow in the 1960s was the other side of the Iron Curtain: mysterious, exotic, even dangerous. In 1966 the historian Sheila Fitzpatrick travelled to Moscow to research in the Soviet archives. This was the era of Brezhnev, of a possible ‘thaw’ in the Cold War, when the Soviets couldn’t decide either to thaw out properly or re-freeze. Moscow, the world capital of socialism, was renowned for its drabness. The buses were overcrowded; there were endemic shortages and endless queues. This was also the age of regular spying scandals and tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and it was no surprise that visiting students were subject to intense scrutiny by the KGB. Many of Fitzpatrick’s friends were involved in espionage activities – and indeed others were accused of being spies or kept under close surveillance. In this book, Sheila Fitzpatrick provides a unique insight into everyday life in Soviet Moscow. Full of drama and colourful characters, her remarkable memoir highlights the dangers and drudgery faced by Westerners living under communism.

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Peoples Apart Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question EDITED BY ILAN PAPPÉ

Key Selling Points  First book on topic that is getting increasing press attention  Stellar contributors including eg Guardian's Chris McGreal  Ilan Pappé a known and highly promotable name

Description

MARCH 2014 £12.99 272 PAGES GUARDIAN PHOTOS

POLITICS/ISRAELPALESTINE/MIDDLE EAST Author

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's most prominent historians. Having taught for many years at the University of Haifa, he is now Chair of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of numerous books, including 'The Modern Middle East' and 'The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict' (I.B.Tauris), and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

The word 'apartheid' evokes the ideology of racial segregation which dominated South Africa for so many years. Yet opinion-formers, including former US President Jimmy Carter, are increasingly using the word ‘apartheid’ to describe the situation of Arabs in Israel and the Occupied Territories. It is argued that even within Israel itself the Arab population is excluded from participation in civic life, and that the Palestinian enclaves created by the path of the ‘security barrier’ in the Occupied Territories are no more than modern day Bantustans. The use of the word ‘apartheid’ is highly emotive, and has serious implications for international policy. The concept lies at the heart of the growing trades union movement to boycott Israeli products. Yet in the heat of debate, no-one has unpacked the South Africa analogy, and brought on board the expertise of historians, lawyers, journalists and policymakers familiar with the politics of both countries. Now for the first time one of Israel’s most celebrated academics, Ilan Pappé, has gathered together these perspectives in an accessible format which lays out the legal, political and social dimensions of apartheid, and provides an authoritative assessment of its relevance to Israel.

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Islam in America JONATHAN CURIEL Key Selling Points  Series the first to engage systematically with topical questions of different 'Islams'  Series Editor is Malise Ruthven  Crossover appeal to Religion/Politics/American Studies

Description MAY 2014 £12.99 224 PAGES

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Jonathan Curiel is a former staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, whose work has also appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Salon.com and the LA Times. He is the author of Al America: Travels through America's Arab and Islamic Roots.

Islam is a hidden ingredient in the melting pot of America. Though there are between 2 and 8 million Muslims in the USA, Islam has traditionally had little political clout compared to other minority faiths. Nonetheless it is believed to be the country’s fastest-growing religion, with a vibrant culture of theological debate, particularly regarding the role of women preachers. In Islam in America, Jonathan Curiel traces the story of America’s Muslims from the seventeenth-century slave trade to the eighteenth-century immigration wave to the Nation of Islam. Drawing on interviews in communities from industrial Michigan to rural California, Curiel portrays the diversity of practices, cultures and observances that make up Muslim America. He profiles the leading personalities and institutions representing the community, and explores their relationship to the wider politics of America, particularly after 9/11. Islam in America offers an indispensable guide to the social life of modern Islam and the diversity of contemporary America.

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I.B.TAURIS SHORT HISTORIES

A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE CELTS

A SHORT HISTORY OF

MUSLIM SPAIN

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Alex Woolf

Alex J. Novikoff

University of St Andrews

Fordham University

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A SHORT HISTORY OF

NINETEENTHCENTURY PHILOSOPHY

A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE NEW

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Dionysios Stathakopoulos

Joel Rasmussen

King’s College London

University of Oxford

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A SHORT HISTORY OF

NEW KINGDOM EGYPT

NEW

A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE CRIMEAN WAR NEW

Robert Morkot

Trudi Tate

University of Exeter

University of Cambridge

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I.B.TAURIS SHORT HISTORIES A SHORT HISTORY OF

A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE MINOANS

THE NEW TESTAMENT

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John Bennet

University of Sheffield

Halvor Moxnes

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A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE NORMANS

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A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE REFORMATION

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Leonie V Hicks

Helen L Parish

Canterbury Christ Church University

University of Reading

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A SHORT HISTORY OF

A SHORT HISTORY OF

TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY

THE MUGHAL EMPIRE

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Kenneth Morgan

Michael Fisher

Brunel University

Oberlin College

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AVAILABLE: A SHORT HISTORY OF

THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Colin Storer University of Nottingham 256 PAGES 216 X 134MM APRIL 2013 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £12.99

A SHORT HISTORY OF

ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA Helen Hackett University College London 256 PAGES 216 X 134MM 2012 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £12.99

A SHORT HISTORY OF

A SHORT HISTORY OF

Julián Casanova University of Zaragoza

David Grummitt University of Kent

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THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

StephenConway University College London 232 PAGES 216 X 134MM 2013 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £12.99

THE WARS OF THE ROSES

Introductions with an edge

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Albania's Mountain Queen Edith Durham and the Balkans

MARCUS TANNER Key Selling Points  First book to look in detail at Edith Durham’s relationship with the Balkans  Fascinating story of a woman ahead of her time  Unique insight into Balkan independence movements

Description Young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian eras were not expected to travel unaccompanied, and certainly not to the remote corners of Southeast Europe, then part of the crumbling Ottoman Empire. But Edith Durham was no ordinary lady.

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HISTORY / BALKANS /EUROPEAN HISTORY Author

Marcus Tanner is an author and journalist, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. He was The Independent’s Balkan correspondent from 1988 to 1994 and was subsequently Assistant Foreign Editor. He is the author of Croatia: A Nation Forged in War; The Raven King: Matthias Corvinus and the Fate of His Lost Library; The Last of the Celts and Ireland's Holy Wars: The Struggle for a Nation's Soul 1500-2000 (all Yale University Press)

In 1900, at the age of 37, Durham set sail for the Balkans for the first time, a trip which changed the course of her life. Her experiences kindled a profound love of the region which saw her return frequently in the following decades. She became a confidante of the King of Montenegro, ran a hospital in Macedonia and, following the outbreak of the First Balkan War in 1912, became one of the world’s first female war correspondents. Her popularity in the region earned her the affectionate title ‘Queen of the Mountains’ and she is fondly remembered in Albania until this day. Marcus Tanner here tells the fascinating story of Durham’s relationship with the Balkans, painting a vivid portrait of a remarkable, if sometimes formidable, woman. Praise for Marcus Tanner "Croatia: A Nation Forged in War is a much-needed introduction to this southern Slavic country . . . fascinating and well-documented. . . . Written with vigor, full of absorbing stories and important insights, [the book] deserves to be read."—Aleska Djilas, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Croatia: A Nation Forged in War I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com

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Celestial Revolutionary Copernicus, the Man and His Universe

JOHN FREELY

Key Selling Points  John Freely is a bestselling writer of popular trade histories  A major new trade biography of Copernicus  Copernicus: his discoveries changed the world Description

In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world.

NOVEMBER 2013 £18.99 288 PAGES 16 BW IN 8PP PLATES

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY / SCIENCE Author

John Freely is one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. He is the author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice and the bestselling Strolling through Istanbul (all I.B.Tauris). He lives in Istanbul.

One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer, doctor, diplomat, politician, mathematician, scientist, astronomer, artist, cleric - Copernicus gave the world arguably the most important scientific discovery of the modern era: that earth and the planets revolve around the sun and that the earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. His heliocentric theory and the discoveries that would follow ushered in the age of modern astronomy, often called the Copernican Age, and change the way we look at the universe forever. Here, for the first time, is a biography of Copernicus that not only describes his theories but the life of the man himself and the epic, thrilling times in which he lived.

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Global Corruption Money, Power and Ethics in the Modern World

LAURENCE COCKCROFT

Key Selling Points  Very few books on very topical subject  Feeds into ongoing media debates on corruption, organised crime, offshore tax havens and poverty in the developing world  Author is well-placed to write the book given his key role in a leading anti-corruption organisation Description

NEW IN PAPERBACK

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POLITICS / ECONOMICS / INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS / DEVELOPMENT Author STUDIES

Laurence Cockcroft is a Development Economist. He is a Founder of Transparency International, the global civil society organization against corruption, and was formerly Chairman of its UK chapter. He is the author of Africa’s Way: A Journey from the Past (I.B.Tauris).

Corruption has played a pivotal role in determining the current state of the world - from mass poverty in developing countries, to the destruction of natural resources and to the erosion of trust in political parties. Laurence Cockcroft here argues that corruption has to be seen as the result of the interplay between elite ‘embedded networks’, greed and organised crime. He shows how the growth of corruption has been facilitated by globalisation, the integration of new and expanding markets into the world economy, and by the rapid expansion of ‘offshore’ financial facilities. These facilities provide a home to largely unregulated pools of finance derived from personal fortunes, organised crime and pricing malpractice in international trade. By identifying the main drivers of corruption world-wide and analyzing the current action to control them, this book suggests ways in which the problems caused by corruption can be addressed and ultimately prevented. Praise for the book ‘deserves a place on the library shelf of everyone committed to sustainable development in free and plural societies.’ - LORD PATTEN, FORMER EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER AND FORMER GOVERNOR OF HONG KONG ‘Laurence Cockcroft has built a formidable reputation as an anti-corruption crusader and co-founder of Transparency International. He deserves personal credit for the development of anti-bribery legislation. His views on the way forward deserve close attention.’ - VINCE CABLE I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com 14


I.B.Tauris Modern Histories China: A Modern History Michael Dillon NEW IN PAPERBACK China's transformation in the last few decades has been perhaps the most remarkable – and most controversial – development in modern history. Barely a century removed from the struggling and outdated Qing Empire, China has managed to reinvent itself on an unprecedented scale: from Empire, to Communist state, to hybrid capitalist superpower. Yet the full implications of China's rapid march to modernity are not widely understood – particularly, the effects of China's meteoric rise on the nation's many ethnic minorities. China: A Modern History is the definitive guide to this complex contemporary phenomenon.

Poland: A Modern History Anita Prazmowska NEW IN PAPERBACK Polish independence following the end of World War I marked a new era for a nation which had endured centuries of foreign partition. But the spirit of Polish nationalism - forged during this long period of external domination - has been frequently at odds with the modernising drives of democracy and communism. How can the ideals of nationalism survive in a modern nationstate? Anita Prazmowska traces this conflict from the emergence of an independent Poland in 1918; through World War II, communism and the democratic victories of Solidarity; to the present day.

Georgia: A Polical History since Independence Stephen Jones Georgia emerged from the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991 with the promise of swift economic and democratic reform. But that promise remains unfulfilled. Economic collapse, secessionist challenges, civil war and the failure to escape the legacy of Soviet rule – culminating in the 2008 war with Russia – characterise a two-decade struggle to establish democratic institutions and consolidate statehood. Here, Stephen Jones critically analyses Georgia's recent political and economic development, illustrating what its 'transition' has meant, not just for the state, but for its citizens as well. An authoritative and commanding exploration of Georgia since independence, this is essential for those interested in the post-Soviet world.

Qatar: A Modern History Allen J. Fromherz NEW IN PAPERBACK What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the Al-Thani tribe shaped the history of modern Qatar? And how is a traditional tribal society adapting to its status as a burgeoning economic superpower? Qatar plays a crucial part in the Middle East today. With the second greatest natural gas resources in the region, Qatar's economic clout is considerable. At the same time the Qatar story is replete with paradoxes: the state hosts the AlJazeera media network, an influential expression of Arab nationalism and anti-Americanism, while also hosting the principal US naval base in the region.

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Jerusalem From the Ottomans to the British

ROBERTO MAZZA

Key Selling Points  A fresh account of the most historic city in the Middle East  Includes new material from Spanish and Vatican archives  Consideration of British role in Jerusalem/Palestine

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OCTOBER 2013 £17.99 288 PAGES 16PP BW PLATES

MIDDLE EAST, HISTORY, POLITICS

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Roberto Mazza gained his PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2007 and is now a Teaching Fellow at SOAS.

In December 1917, British troops entered Jerusalem, thereby ending Ottoman rule and opening a new and important era in the history of Jerusalem. Roberto Mazza discusses the period of transition from Ottoman rule to the British administration, focusing on the socio-political changes from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, the impact of the First World War and the ongoing development of Jerusalem into the vibrant city it has become. He considers the impact of the change in administration on the local population and uses case studies to provide new perspectives on this often overlooked period in Jerusalem’s history. Praise for the book ‘..an important work which should provoke further debate about this crucial moment in the history of Palestine.’ BULLETIN OF SOAS ‘This fine book covers new ground on the history of both Jerusalem and Palestine. Roberto Mazza sheds light on a crucial and under-researched period of the history of Palestine' - NELIDA FUCCARO, READER IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST, SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ‘Roberto Mazza’s study is the best work we have to date on Jerusalem during the transition from Ottoman to British rule.’ - NIR ARIELLI, LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

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Putin and the Oligarch The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair

RICHARD SAKWA

Key Selling Points  Important perspective on contemporary Russia  Khodorkovsky trial is very newsworthy and a developing story  Feeds into international debates on corruption Description

The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. From being one of the world's richest and most powerful men, Khodorkovsky became Putin’s prisoner. After two controversial trials, attracting widespread international condemnation, Khodorkovsky was sentenced to fourteen years in jail.

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HISTORY / POLITICS / RUSSIAN STUDIES

In this book, Richard Sakwa examines the rise and fall of Yukos and considers the relationship between Putin’s state and big business during Russia's traumatic shift from the Soviet planned economy to capitalism, as well as Russia's emergence as an energy superpower. The attack on Khodorkovsky had - and continues to have - far-reaching political and economic consequences but it also raises fundamental questions about the quality of freedom in Putin’s Russia as well as in the world at large.

Author

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Russian and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House and the author of The Crisis of Russian Democracy; Putin: Russia’s Choice; Communism in Russia; Russian Politics and Society and The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union and Gorbachev.

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Buraimi The Struggle for Power, Influence and Oil in Arabia

MICHAEL QUENTIN MORTON

Key Selling Points  First accessible book on this fascinating conflict  New original material and interviews  Shows for the first time the oil industries involvement in the conflict

Description

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MIDDLE EAST STUDIES/ HISTORY / POLITICS

Author

Michael Quentin Morton grew up in Qatar, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in the 1950s and 1960s. A barrister using his first-hand knowledge of the region, he has written a number of books and articles on the history of oil exploration in the Arabian Peninsula.

Buraimi is an oasis in an otherwise bleak desert. In the early 20th century it shot to notoriety as oil brought the world’s attention to this corner of the Arabian Peninsula. In this exciting account of the conflict Michael Quentin Morton tells the story of how the overwhelming power of oil and the conflicting interests of the declining British Empire and the United States all came to a head shaping the future of the Gulf States. With colourful additions from firsthand accounts, Morton brings a range of historical figures to life, from the American oilmen arriving in steamy Jedda in the 1930s, to the rival sheikhs of the oasis competing for power, wealth and allegiances as well as the great players in world politics: Churchill, Truman and Ibn Saud. This entertaining, yet thoroughly researched book is both a story of decisive conflict in the history of Middle East politics and also of the great changes that the discovery of oil brought to this otherwise desolate land. Praise for the book “This is very well and entertainingly written and covers the subject in a way I’ve not seen before, bringing to it a good deal of primary sources research and weaving it together into a riveting story, with lots of juicy anecdotes.” GERD NONNEMAN, AL QASIMI PROFESSOR OF GULF STUDIES, EXETER UNIVERSITY I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com

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Japan An Environmental History

CONRAD TOTMAN

Key Selling Points  First comprehensive treatment of the environmental history of Japan, from earliest times to present day  Author is the world’s leading scholar on the environmental history of Japan  Japanese story informs our understanding of wider, global environmental problems

Description

NOVEMBER 2013 384 PAGES 38 BW, 47 TABLES INTEGRATED

ENVIRONMENT/GEOGRAPHY/ HISTORY OF JAPAN

Author

Conrad Totman is Professor Emeritus in Japanese History, Yale University. Acknowledged as the leading western authority on Japanese environmental history, his books include Japan before Perry, The Green Archipelago, Early Modern Japan, and A History of Japan (3rd edition, 2010)

From the outset, society in Japan has been shaped by its environmental context. The lush green mountainous archipelago of today supports a population of over 127 million people and one of the most advanced economies in the world. How has this come about? At what environmental cost? Conrad Totman, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Japan, here provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the country’s environmental history, from its beginnings to the present day. What makes the Japanese story particularly instructive is that the country’s boundaries are uncommonly clear and the nature, timing, and extent of external influences on its history are unusually identifiable. The Japanese experience, therefore, not only yields important insights into the processes of environmental history, it offers important lessons for the wider environmental history of the planet.

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Where Hornbills Fly A Journey with the Headhunters of Borneo

ERIK JENSEN

Key Selling Points  Erik Jensen is a high-profile individual and established author  essential reading for travellers to Borneo and all those interested in the country  A fascinating and important account of the fragile and fast-disappearing way of life of one of the world's last indigenous tribes

Description

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MEMOIR / TRAVEL Author

Erik Jensen's impressive diplomatic career after Sarawak, which involved postings and missions around the world culminated in his appointment as an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has contributed articles to The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph and written several books, including 'The Iban and their Religion' and 'Western Sahara, Anatomy of a Stalemate'.

Once headhunters under the rule of White Rajahs and briefly colonised before independence within Malaysia, the Iban Dayaks of Borneo are one of the world's most extraordinary indigenous tribes, possessing ancient traditions and a unique way of life. As a young man Erik Jensen settled in Sarawak where he lived with the Iban for seven years, learning their language and the varied rites and practices of their lives. In this compelling and beautifully-wrought memoir, Erik Jensen reveals the challenges facing the Iban as they adapt to another century, whilst fighting to preserve their identity and singular place in the world. Haunting, yet hopeful, Where Hornbills Fly opens a window onto a vanishing world and paints a remarkable portrait of this fragile tribe, which continues to survive deep in the heart of Borneo.

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JOURNALISM STUDIES

REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM

In an era of globalisation, the comparative study of the practice and nature of journalism on an international level is increasingly important. This new series provides a unique global perspective on the role of the media in the modern world, offering analysis of addressing the key issues facing journalists today. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) is a research centre for international comparative journalism based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

WOMEN AND JOURNALISM

NEW

MEDIA AND PUBLIC SHAMING NEW

Gender and Media Suzanne Franks, City University

Drawing the Boundaries of Disclosure Julian Petley, Brunel University (Ed.)

In 2011, 74% of British news journalists and 67% of editors were male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students.

In this book, leading academics,commentators and journalists consider the extent to which privacy is warranted for activities outside the scope of their professional lives or when disclosure reveals duplicity related to reputations, brands, images and public personas built and conveyed through media by political and celebrity figures.

192 PAGES 216 X 134MM AUGUST 2013 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £17.99

192 PAGES 216 X 134MM JUNE 2013 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £17.99

THE ETHICS OF JOURNALISM

NEW

Individual, Institutional and Cultural Influence Wendy Wyatt University of St Thomas, Minnesota (Ed.)

The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists. This volume considers the various individual, cultural and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. 272 PAGES 216 X 134MM FEBRUARY 2014 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £19.99

TRANSPARENCY IN POLITICS AND THE MEDIA

NEW

Accountability and Open Government James T. Hamilton, Duke University, Nigel Bowles and David Levy, University of Oxford (Eds)

Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or ‘open government’.These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, greater access to government data, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in government decision making. However, the role of the media in these initiatives has not hitherto been examined. This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an era of professed transparency. In examining how transparency and open government initiatives have affected the accountability role of the press in the US and the UK, it also explores how policies in these two countries could change in the future to help journalists hold governments more accountable. 272 PAGES 216 X 134MM OCTOBER 2013 HARDBACK £52.50 PAPERBACK £19.99 REUTERS SERIES

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JOURNALISM STUDIES

REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MEDIA

Reporting Risk and Uncertainty James Painter, Reuters Institute for the

POLITICAL JOURNALISM IN TRANSITION

Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Western Europe in a Comparative Perspective Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary, University of London and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute

Recent research has shown that the journalistic portrayal of the problems of climate change as ‘risks’ rather than‘uncertainties’ creates a stronger response from the public in terms of engagement and understanding.

The rise of a range of new digital and networked communication technologies combined with the stagnation and decline of many traditional mass media agencies has had a profound impact on the practice of news media.

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TRANSFORMATIONS IN EGYPTIAN JOURNALISM

Media and the Arab Uprisings Naomi Sakr, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI),

Suddenly the output of bloggers, online radio and social media news operations, which had all formed part of the groundswell of action against dictatorship and repression, posed an explicit challenge to journalists in staterun and commercial media companies who were more directly subject to government controls. 128 PAGES 216 X 134MM JANUARY 2013 PAPERBACK £12.99 REUTERS SERIES

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Lewis Carroll The Man and his Circle

EDWARD WAKELING Key Selling Points   

Draws on the author’s database of nearly 6,000 mostly unpublished Carroll letters Biography of Lewis Carroll by the leading authority on Lewis Carroll Resolves some of the myths surrounding Carroll – his drug-taking, friendships with children

Description

This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal based upon his social circle. Contrary to the claims of many previous authors, Carroll’s circle was not child centred: his correspondence was enormous, numbering almost 100,000 items at the time of his death, and included royalty and many of the leading artists, illustrators, publishers, academics, musicians and composers of the Victorian era.

MARCH 2014 HARDCOVER £35 480 PAGES 20 BW INTEGRATED IMAGES Author Edward Wakeling is an internationally recognized authority on Lewis Carroll. A former chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society, he edited the ten volumes of Lewis Carroll’s Diaries and regularly acts as a consultant to auctioneers, television programmes and exhibitions worldwide. His books include Lewis Carroll Photographer (with Roger Taylor, Princeton University Press, 2002) and Lewis Carroll and his Illustrators (with Morton N. Cohen, Cornell University Press, 2003).

Edward Wakeling draws upon his personal database of nearly 6,000 letters, mostly never before published, to fill the gaps left by earlier biographies and resolve some of the key myths that surround Lewis Carroll, such as his friendships with children and his drug-taking. Essential reading for scholars and admirers of one of the key authors of the Victorian age. Praise for Edward Wakeling "Morton Cohen and Edward Wakeling's handsome, generously edited edition [Lewis Carroll and his Illustrators] is a welcome addition to the field of Carrolliana, and vastly profitable reading for anyone with a love of Victorian illustration and painting."—JAMES WILLIAMS, TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE "Highly Recommended” —J. R CHRISTOPHER, TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY, CHOICE

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Embracing the Darkness A Cultural History of Witchcraft JOHN CALLOW

Key Selling Points  The first comprehensive cultural history of the witch to be published in English  Gripping reading for historians, students of culture and religion, and general readers  Interest in witchcraft is exponential: from films, novels and rock songs to exponents of MBS and Wicca

Description MARCH 2014 £19.50 264 PAGES

HISTORY / RELIGION / MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Author

John Callow is a Research Fellow in History at Lancaster University and Director of the Marx Memorial Library in London. He is the author of 'The Making of King James II', of 'King in Exile: James II as Warrior, King and Saint', and with Geoffrey Scarre - of 'Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe'.

As dusk fell on a misty evening in 1521, Martin Luther hiding from his enemies at Wartburg Castle - found himself seemingly tormented by demons hurling walnuts at his bedroom window. In a fit of rage, the great reformer threw at the Devil the inkwell from which he was preparing his colossal translation of the Bible. A belief - like Luther's - in the supernatural, and in black magic, has been central to European cultural life for 3000 years. From the Salem witch trials to the macabre novels of Dennis Wheatley; from the sadistic persecution of eccentric village women to the seductive sorceresses of TV's 'Charmed'; and from Derek Jarman's punk film 'Jubilee' to Ken Russell's 'The Devils', John Callow brings the twilight world of the witch, mage and necromancer to vivid and fascinating life. He takes us into a shadowy landscape where, in an age before modern drugs, the onset of sudden illness was readily explained by malevolent spellcasting. And where dark, winding country lanes could terrify by night, as the hoot of an owl or shriek of a fox became the desolate cries of unseen spirits. Witchcraft has profoundly shaped the western imagination, and endures in the forms of modernday Wicca and paganism. 'Embracing the Darkness' is an enthralling account of this fascinating aspect of the western cultural experience.

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The Last Trojan Hero A Cultural History of Virgil's Aeneid

PHILIP HARDIE

Key Selling Points  Alongside Homer, Virgil is the most prominent poet in ancient literature  Author is often called the world’s leading Virgil expert  Significant general sales as well as sales to classicists Description MARCH 2014 £25 256 PAGES 40 BW IN 32PP PLATES

CLASSICAL STUDIES/ HISTORY/ VISUAL CULTURE/ POLITICS Author Philip Hardie is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Latin in the University of Cambridge. His many books include Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium, The Epic Successors of Virgil, Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion, The Cambridge Companion to Ovid and, edited with S Gillespie, The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius.

“I sing of arms and of a man: his fate had made him fugitive: he was the first to journey from the coasts of Troy as far as Italy and the Lavinian shores.” The resonant opening lines of Virgil’s Aeneid rank among the most famous and consistently recited verses to have been passed down to later ages by antiquity. And after the Odyssey and the Iliad, Virgil’s masterpiece is arguably the greatest classical text in the whole of Western literature. This sinuous and richly characterised epic vitally influenced the poetry of Dante, Petrarch and Milton. The doomed love of Dido and Aeneas inspired Purcell, while for T S Eliot Virgil’s poem was ‘the classic of all Europe’. The poet’s stirring tale of a refugee Trojan prince, ‘torn from Libyan waves’ to found a new homeland in Italy, has provided much fertile material for writings on colonialism and for discourses of ethnic and national identity. The Aeneid has even been viewed as a template and a source of philosophical justification for British and American imperialism and adventurism. In his major new book Philip Hardie explores the many remarkable afterlives - ancient, medieval and modern - of the Aeneid in literature, music, politics, the visual arts and film. I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com

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Scattered Ghosts One Family's Survival through War, Holocaust and Revolution

NICK BARLAY

Key Selling Points  Love, loss, war, family - poignant, broadly appealing - the kind of book that garners attention  The story of the Jews of Hungary as never before told  Glowing pre-publication endorsements Description

When two Hungarian Jewish refugees landed by accident in Britain in the winter of 1956, they had little idea what the future would hold. But they carried with them the traces of their turbulent past, just enough to provide the clues to their past.

OCTOBER 2013 £18.99 256 PAGES 17 B/W INTEGRATED

HISTORY / MEMOIR / WWII Author

Nick Barlay is the author of three acclaimed novels mapping out the underbelly of contemporary London. He has written award-winning radio plays, contributed to short story anthologies and his journalism has appeared in many publications, including The Times and Time Out. He was named as one of Granta’s 20 best young British novelists in 2003, until it was discovered he was too old to be young.

Resurrecting 200 years of wars and revolutions, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire via two totalitarianisms to contemporary Britain, and through the remnants of family possessions and old memories, Nick Barlay retraces the footsteps of the vanished. There is the death march of a grandfather, the military manoeuvres of a great uncle, the final weeks and moments of a great grandmother deported to Auschwitz, two boys’ survival of an untold massacre and codenamed spies operating in Cold War Britain. Scattered Ghosts is the poignant, powerful story of an all but disappeared world, told through the extraordinary experiences of a single family ruptured by great forces and occasionally brought together by cherry strudel. Praise for Nick Barlay: "brutal poetry" - TIME OUT | "brilliantly literary" - The Guardian | "insanely inventive" - THE SUNDAY TIMES | "superbly bitter-sweet" - TELEGRAPH

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A Travel Guide to Homer

On the Trail of Odysseus Through Turkey and the Mediterranean

JOHN FREELY

Key Selling Points  John Freely is a bestselling author and expert on ancient Greece and Turkey  The first book of its kind - on a perennially fascinating subject  Broad, crossover appeal: essential reading for travellers to Greece and 'Homer's Mediterranean', armchair travellers, history buffs, Homer buffs, Graecophiles, those interested in the classical world Description

NOVEMBER 2013 £18.99 256 PAGES 2 MAPS, 8PP BW PLATES

TRAVEL / HISTORY / ANCIENT WORLD Author

John Freely is one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. He is the author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice and the bestselling Strolling through Istanbul (all I.B.Tauris). He lives in Istanbul.

In October 1945 at the age of 19, John Freely passed the southernmost tip of Crete on his way home from the war in China, just as Odysseus did on his homeward voyage from the battle of Troy. He has been bewitched by Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. As the culmination of a life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by, and connected to, Homer, Freely has created a captivating traveller's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that so inspired Homer the greatest classical epic poet. With unparalleled knowledge and passion, John Freely guides the traveller through all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and brings Homer and his world vividly to life, revealing how the Homeric epics continue to echo through the ages in literatuture, art, legend and folklore.

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Tangier A Literary Guide for Travellers

JOSH SHOEMAKE

Key Selling Points  Tangier's literary scene is legendary  The first book of its kind on this iconic city, which is currently experiencing a revival  Essential reading for all travellers to Morocco, Tangierophiles, Moroccophiles, literary buffs Description

JUNE 2013 HB £16.99 296 PAGES 8 BW INTEGRATED IMAGES, 1 MAP

Author

Josh Shoemake read English at Columbia. He has lived in Morocco since 1996. He spent three years in Tangier, where he taught literature and formed close friendships with Paul Bowles, Mohamed Choukri and other local artists and writers. He then served for five years as headmaster of The American School of Marrakech and has published stories about Tangier in The Threepenny Review and elsewhere. A memoir of his time in Morocco is forthcoming.

An edge city, poised at the northernmost tip of Africa, just nine miles across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe and overlooking both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Tangier is more than a destination, it is an escape, and the Interzone, as William Burroughs called it, has attracted spies, outlaws, outcasts and writers for centuries – men and women working out at the edge of literary forms, breaking through artistic borders. This outlaw originality is what most astonishes when encountering the literary history of Tangier for the first time. Particularly in the past century, the results were some of the most incendiary and influential books of our time, the most prominent being Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky. This enthralling book captures the unconventional, multilayered story of literary Tangier and is a must-have for travellers, armchair adventurers and literature buffs, particularly aficionados of the Beat generation writers and poets who made the city their home. Praise for the book: "An excellent book... and more lively than its predecessors. Time is compressed to whimsical effect, somewhat reminiscent of Max Beerbohm's Savonarola Brown..." - ROBERT IRWIN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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Inventing Peace A Dialogue on Perception

WIM WENDERS AND MARY ZOURNAZI Key Selling Points  Wim Wenders is a world- renowned film director  Films published alongside book released exclusively by I.B.Tauris  Important contribution to discussions of peace and perception by top thinkers Description

AUGUST 2013 £14.99 224 PAGES 19 COLOUR

PHILOSOPHY, PEACE STUDIES, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, Author D OCUMENTARY

Wim Wenders is a German film director, photographer, playwright and writer. His internationally renowned films include Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World, Faraway and Buena Vista Social Club. He teaches film as a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Mary Zournazi is an Australian writer and philosopher. She teaches in the sociology program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is the author of several books, including Hope - New Philosophies for Change (Routledge, 2003).

Inventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider this question as one of the fundamental issues of our times as well as the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace. Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples, Wenders and Zournazi reflect on the need for a change of perception in the everyday as well as in the creation of images. In its unique style and method, Inventing Peace demonstrates an approach to peace through sacred, ethical and spiritual means, to provide an alternative to the inhumanity of war and violence. Their book might help to make peace visible and tangible in new and unforeseen ways. Praise for the book

Reading this book brings a sense of enormous privilege – the privilege of overhearing a conversation between two voices of profound seriousness and imagination. The peace they talk about is neither a matter of problem-solving nor a dream of immobile quiet; it is the remaking of the world by patient looking, educated in compassion and self-awareness. We learn something essential of what art is (not least the art of the film-maker) and of how it is the necessary nourishment for a humane public life. DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY Not to be missed: his first encounter with the films of Yasujiro Ozu, his vivid account of a train journey through Australia, and his heartbreaking experiences in Africa while working on a documentary about raped and battered women. Wenders is one of those exceptional people whose mind is open to everything, and listening to him think out loud is a rare privilege. PAUL AUSTER I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 29 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com


This is Not Art Activism and Other 'Not-Art'

ALANA JELINEK

Key Selling Points  Alana Jelinek is addressing the most fundamental question in art theory & art history - what is art?  Author is a globally recognised artist, curator & theorist  Indispensable resource for students of art theory, art history, aesthetics and the a key book for the interested gallery-goer

Description FEBRUARY 2013 £16.99 192 PAGES

ART THEORY/ART HISTORY/POLITICAL ACTIVISM/AESTHETICS Author

Alana Jelinek is AHRC fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

Art is not political action. Art is not education. Art does not exist to make the world a better place. Art disrupts and resists the status quo and if it fails in this prime objective it only serves to deaden a disenfranchised society further. Alana Jelinek returns to the question ‘what is art?’, retelling the history of art practice and exposing the ways in which neoliberal norms and values have seeped into every aspect of our lives. From the author’s unique perspective as a practicing artist and theoretician, This Is Not Art offers a new way of understanding and practicing art - as the embodiment of power and agency within us, the possibility of thinking and acting differently, of finding new stories to tell.

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LIGHT AND PHOTOMEDIA A New History and Future of the Photographic Image JAI M CKENZIE

Key Selling Points  New history of light, space & time in photography  Appeal is to art & photography students and practitioners  Illustrated with superb photographs from Bresson & Muybridge to modern greats

FEBRUARY 2014 DUAL EDITION £16.99 224 PAGES 24 INTEGRATED BW IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY/ ART HISTORY+THEORY/ CULTURAL STUDIES

Author

Jai McKenzie is an artist and academic based between Berlin and Sydney.

Description

Light and Photomedia proposes that, regardless of technological change, the history and future of photomedia are essentially connected to light: it is a fundamental property of photomedia, binding with space and time to form and inform new, explicitly light-based structures and experiences Jai McKenzie identifies light-space-time structures throughout the history of photomedia, from the early image machines through analogue and digital image machines to the present day. She proposes that they will continue to develop in the future, and takes us to future image machines of the year 2039. With the use of the theories of Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard and Vilém Flusser, featuring artists including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Nam June Paik, Yves Klein, Eadweard Muybridge, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman and Michael Snow, as well as photographic images, Light and Photomedia places the reader in a new history and future which, although mostly overlooked by the canon of photomedia theory, is an essential line of enquiry for contemporary thinking and dialogue in photography. I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London, W2 4BU United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 F: +44 (0) 20 7243 1225 E: rights@ibtauris.com W: www.ibtauris.com

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Dressed for War Uniform, Civilian Clothing and Trappings 1914-1918

NINA EDWARDS Key Selling Points  Unique enjoyable story of what we wore and how we wore it WWI  Vivid illustrations and fascinating stories of all types of clothing made and worn MAY 2014 £25 224 PAGES 40 B/W IMAGES

GENERAL & SCHOLARLY/WWI HIST./FASHION & CULT. HST./GENDER/MAT. CULTURE Author

Nina Edwards is a writer and cultural critic, whose books include On the Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item (I.B.Tauris, 2011) and Offal: A Global History (2013).

Description

Men in khaki and grey squatting in the trenches, women at work, gender bending in goggles and overalls over their trousers, a girl at the Paris theatre in pleated, beaded silk, a bangle on her forearm made from copper fuse wire from the Somme. What people wear matters. Copiously illustrated, this book is the story of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I. Nina Edwards ,reveals fresh aspects of the war through the prism of the smallest details of personal dress, of clothes, hair and accessories, both in uniform and civilian wear. She explores how, during a period of extraordinary upheaval and rapid change, a particular preference for a type of razor blade or perfume, say, or the just-so adjustment to the tilt of a hat, offer insights into the individual experience of men, women and children during the course of World War I.

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Cinema in Central Asia Rewriting Cultural Histories

EDITED BY MICHAEL ROULAND, GULNARA ABIKEYEVA AND BIRGIT BEUMERS Key Selling Points  First encyclopaedic guide to Central Asian cinema  Kazahkhstan, Kyrgyszstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan are fast emerging, little understood nations  Brings together in one volume full history, critical analysis and reference book on this cinema

Description

SEPTEMBER 2013 £17.99 320 PAGES 32 INTEGRATED B/W

FILM/SLAVIC STUDIES/POLITICS COURSES IN SOVIET & CENTRAL ASIAN CINEMA Author Michael Rouland is an historian of Russia, Central Asia, and Afghanistan.

Cinema in Central Asia is the first comprehensive and up-todate account of film in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan from its origins to the present day. Featuring specialists from Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and the United States, this companion to the cinema of Central Asia combines serious scholarly study with practical accessibility to construct an historical narrative, to discuss aspects of film production, and to consider the impact of film. It offers a deeper understanding of Central Asian culture that is invaluable with the geopolitical and economic emergence of the region. The book includes a broad history of Central Asian film industry, along with incisive pieces explaining early film institutions and themes, the impact of the Second World War, expressions of identity and protest during the Soviet era, and regional variations of post-Soviet filmmaking. The final section comprises biographic and filmographic entries on the principle figures of Central Asian cinema, providing scholars and filmgoers with a valuable reference.

Gulnara Abikeyeva is the Artistic Director of the International Eurasia Film Festival. Birgit Beumers is Reader in the Russian Department, Bristol University.

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Fashioning Appetite Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity

JOANNE FINKELSTEIN

Key Selling Points  A first rate, promotable author who is a recognised authority on the subject  Food consumption is a hot topic; what do diets, restaurants, celebrity chefs say about how we live now?

Description

OCTOBER 2013 £16.99 224 PAGES 2 INTEGRATED BW

CULTURAL STUDIES / SOCIAL THEORY / ART

It can no longer be said that we are just what we eat. In the contested sphere of gastronomy divided between the golden arches of McDonalds and the prized stars of Michelin where personal identity is expressed through a frenetic quest for socially-approved tastes and distinctions, where, when, how and with whom we eat has become just as fundamental in defining who we are. In this follow-on to her classic 1989 work Dining Out: A Sociology of Modern Manners, Joanne Finkelstein takes a fragment of social life, dining out in restaurants, and uses it to examine the nature and meaning of manners and social relations in the modern world. From the social solitude of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to the burgeoning phenomenon of the celebrity chef, Joanne Finkelstein demonstrates how eating in public has become a complex cultural and consumerist transaction exhibited for the critical gaze of the other, and argues that in our atomised society, our most voracious appetites and deepest anxieties are enacted in the restaurants where we serve up our splintered selves for public consumption.

Author

Joanne Finkelstein is Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Greenwich.

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