New Books List

Publisher:

New Delhi, India : Juggernaut, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 339.460954 P879 2017

Pages:

xiv, 648 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
First published in 1974, this volume brought together the global who¿s who of poverty research of that time. But over the years, out of print, it had vanished from libraries around the world. These are select essays from the latest edition, indispensable for students and practitioners alike.
Publisher:

Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 333.709560903 M636U 2017

Pages:

xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Economics

Summary:
Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman¿s empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of the longest-lasting empire in the history of Islam, and offers a telling clue to its unique legacy. Underlying every aspect of the Ottoman Empire¿s epic history¿from its founding around 1300 to its end in the twentieth century¿is its successful management of natural resources. Under Osman¿s Tree analyzes this rich environmental history to understand the most remarkable qualities of the Ottoman Empire¿its longevity, politics, economy, and society.