Publisher: Wikibooks 2011
Japan today is a modern democracy and economy comparable to the European and USA model of politico-economics. This has not always been the case and throughout most of its history Japan practiced an 'isolationist' policy that allowed trade and contact with foreigners but restricted their movement and influence to small enclaves on the coast.
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by Lord Eversley - T. Fisher Unwin
This volume tells, in a compact and popular form, the story of the growth and decay of the Turkish Empire. The author explains the process by which the Empire was aggregated by its first Sultans, and has since been dismembered under their successors.
by Samuel Zwemer - F. H. Revell company
The ethnological, geographical, archeological, and political information of this text brings to our hands a valuable and readable summary of facts, and quicken an interest in one of the great religious and international problems of our times.
by Mohammed Kakar - University of California Press
Every ninth Afghan had died, every seventh has been disabled, every third had fled abroad: this book reveals the true horror of this unfortunate conflict. The author is an Afghan historian who has studied Afghan society, culture, and politics.
by Francis Low - Books for Libraries Press
Intended to supply a background on Asian affairs for the average citizen, who has neither the time nor the inclination to pursue intensive research, but who reads the daily papers and is frequently puzzled by developments which occur in Asia.