149 [African Historiography]
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources, Vol. 1 / Spear, Thomas
1736 p. Oxford, 2019:04.
ISBN:9780190698706 \55,300
Thomas Spear is Professor of African History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was also Director of the African Studies Program and Chair of the History Department. He is a leading scholar of pre-colonial and East African history, and has published a number of books and articles on the subject.

150 [American History]
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History, 2 volumes / Gilfoyle, T. J. (ed)
 (Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American) 1712 p. Oxford, 2019:04.
ISBN:9780190853860 \55,300
The 92 articles collected in these two volumes describe and analyze the transformation of the United States from a simple agrarian and small-town society to a complex urban and suburban nation. Each article has been authored, peer-reviewed, and edited by scholars expert in the field, offering a reliable, historiographically informed examination of a specific subject in American urban history.

151 [Chinese History]  司馬遷/史記
The Grand Scribe's Records, Vol. 1: The Basic Annals of Pre-Han China
 / Ssu-ma Ch'ien; ed. W. H. Nienhauser, Jr.
416 p. Indiana UP, 2018.
ISBN:9780253038555 \8,200
Ssu-ma Ch'ien, edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr., translated by Guilia Baccini, Maddalena Barenghi, Stephen Durrant, Kathrin Leese-Messing, Clara Luhn, Jakob Pollath, William H Nienhauser, Jr., Edward L. Shaughnessy and Han van Ess.

152 -The Grand Scribe's Records, Vol. 2: The Basic Annals of the Han Dynasty / Ssu-ma Ch'ien; ed. W. H Nienhauser,Jr
341 p. Indiana UP, 2018:10.
ISBN:9780253039095 \8,200
This project will result in the first complete translation (in nine volumes) of the Shih chi , The Grand Scribe’s Records), one of the most important narratives in traditional China, compiled by Ssu-ma Ch’ien, 145-ca. 86 BC)

153 -The Grand Scribe's Records, Vol. 5: The Hereditary Houses of Pre-Han China, Part 1. / Ssu-ma Ch'ien; ed. W. H. Nienhauser, Jr. 512 p. Indiana UP, 2019:03.
ISBN:9780253340252 \9,831

154 -The Grand Scribe's Records,  Vol. 11: The Memoir of Han China, Part 4. / Ssu-ma Ch'ien; ed. W. H. Nienhauser, Jr.  500 p. Indiana UP, 2019:01.
ISBN:9780253046109 \9,840

155 [Eighteenth Century England]
Smell in Eighteenth Century England: A Social Sense
/ Tullett, William (The Past and Present Book Series)
288 p. Oxford, 2019:08.
ISBN:9780198844136 \10,790
In England from the 1670s to the 1820s a transformation took place in how smell and the senses were viewed. The role of smell in developing medical and scientific knowledge came under intense scrutiny, and the equation of smell with disease was actively questioned. Yet a new interest in smell's emotive and idiosyncratic dimensions offered odour a new power in the sociable spaces of eighteenth-century England.

156 [French Revolution]
The Oxfrd Handbook of the French Revolution
/ Andress, D. (ed) 672 p. Oxford, 2014/2019:06.
ISBN:9780198845942 \5,810
Placing core dimensions of the history of the French Revolution in their transnational and global contexts, the contributors demonstrate that revolutionary times demand close analysis of sometimes tiny groups of key political actors - whether the king and his ministers or the besieged leaders of the Jacobin republic - and attention to the deeply local politics of both rural and urban populations. Identities of class, gender and ethnicity are interrogated.

157 [Indian History]
Changing India, 6 vols. / Singh, Manmohan
3224 p. Oxford, 2019.
ISBN:9780199483563 \85,075
Volume 1: India's Export Trends and the Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth Volume 2: Early Thoughts on Trade and Development

Volume 3: The International Order and the Quest for Equity in Development
Volume 4: Economic Reforms: 1991 and Beyond

Volume 5, Part 1: The Prime Minister Speaks - Part 1

Volume 5, Part 2: The Prime Minister Speaks - Part 2

158 [Irish History]
Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798-1998 / Brundage, D.  312 p. Oxford, 2016/2019:04.
ISBN:9780190055608 pap \3,493
In this important work of deep learning and insight, the author gives us the first full-scale history of Irish nationalists in the U.S. Beginning with the brief exile of Theobald Wolfe Tone, founder of Irish republican nationalism, in Philadelphia on the eve of the bloody 1798 Irish rebellion, and concluding with the role of Bill Clinton's White House in the historic 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, Brundage tells a story of more than 200 years of Irish American activism

159 [Japan/US]
Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power
/ Smith, Sheila A. 333 p. Harvard UP, 2019.
ISBN:9780674987647 \4,911
Japan’s United States-imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, as Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment, and their reliance on U.S. security.

160 [Japanese History]
Samurai : A Concise History / Wert, Michael
128 p. Oxford, 2019:07.
ISBN:9780190932947 \2,653
Author is a leading scholar of Japanese and samurai history A lively and approachable introduction to the samurai class and its influence on Japan Critiques the role of the samurai in the media and pop culture

161 [Japanese Anthropology]
Making Meaningful Lives: Tales from an Aging Japan
/ Kavedzija, Iza (Contemporary Ethnography)
216 p. Pennsylvania UP, 2019:08.
ISBN:9780812251364 \7,380
Grounded in years of ethnographic fieldwork at two community centers in Osaka, Kavedzija offers an intimate narrative analysis of the existential concerns of her active, independent subjects. Alone and in groups, the elderly residents of these communities communities make sense of their lives and shifting ikigai with humor, conversation, and storytelling.

162 [Library of Alexandria]
Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions / Ryholt, Kim and Gojko Barjamovi (ed)
496 p. Oxford, 2019:08.
ISBN:9780199655359 \16,600
The creation of the Library of Alexandria is widely regarded as one of the great achievements in the history of humankind - a giant endeavour to amass all known literature and scholarly texts in one central location, so as to preserve it and make it available for the public. In turn, this event has been viewed as a historical turning point that separates the ancient world from classical antiquity.

163 [Machiavelli]
Very Short Introductions 31: Machiavelli, 2nd ed. A Very Short Introduction / Skinner, Quentin.  152 p. Oxford, 2019:07.
ISBN:9780198837572 pap \1,480

164 [Medieval Texts]
The Chronography of Robert of Torigni / Bisson, T. N. (ed)
(Oxford Medieval Texts) 992 p. Oxford UP, 2019:07.
ISBN:9780199682126 \29,880
Robert of Torigni's chronicle is a foremost source of information about one of the most famous centres of power in the entire Middle Ages: the court of King Henry II, duke of Normandy and king of England (1154-89), and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (d. 1204). In addition, it includes commentary on many contemporaneous issues and concerns, notably about elections, successions, and deaths of bishops and abbots in Normandy and England, but also about events in France, the Empire, etc.

165 [Mediterranean]
Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions / Terpstra, Taco
232 p. Princeton UP, 2019:04.
ISBN:9780691172088 \5,270
Focusing on the activity of both private and public economic actors-from Greek city councilors and Ptolemaic officials to long-distance traders and Roman magistrates and financiers-Terpstra illuminates the complex relationship between economic development development and state structures in the ancient Mediterranean.

166 [Saint Patrick]
Saint Patrick Retold: The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint / Flechner, Roy. 277 p. Princeton UP, 2019.
ISBN:9780691184647 \3,773
Saint Patrick Retold draws on recent research to offer a fresh assessment of Patrick’s travails and achievements. This is the first biography in nearly fifty years to explore Patrick’s career against the background of historical events in late antique Britain and Ireland.

167 [United States/Japan]
Cold War Democracy: The United States and Japan
/ Miller, Jennifer M. 368 p. Harvard UP, 2019.
ISBN:9780674976344 \7,380
…argues that democratic ideals were indeed crucial in the early days of the U.S.-Japanese relationship, but not in the way most defenders claim. American leaders believed that building a peaceful, stable, and democratic Japan after a devastating war required much more than elections or a new constitution. Instead they saw democracy as a psychological and even spiritual “state of mind,” a vigilant society perpetually mobilized against the false promises of fascist forces.