Migration and Diasporas & Cross-Cultural Interactions

Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History, by Kathleen Lopez

Migration: A World History, by Michael C. Fisher

The End of Empire: Attila the Hun & the Fall of Rome, by Christopher Kelly

Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Middle East, by Ehud R. Toledano

A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, by Thomas Keneally

After Explusion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry, by Jonathan S. Ray

Immigrants in the Lands of Promise, by Samuel L. Baily

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp, by Ben Rawlence

Carbon Democracy, by Timothy Mitchell


The Modern World

Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul, by Charles King

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India, by Amana Fontanella-Khan

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century, by David Reynold

A History of Future Cities, by Daniel Brook


Religion and the State

From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia, by Pankaj Mishra

Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand, by Justin McDaniel

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, by Vali R. Nasr

Shinto and the State, 1868-1988, by Helen Hardacre

The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti, by Kate Ramsey


Travel Narratives

Disorienting Encounters: Travels of a Moroccan Scholar in France in 1845-1846, Susan Gilson Miller, (trans. and ed.)

An Area of Darkness, by V. S. Naipaul

Drifting Toward the Southeast: The Story of Five Japanese Castaways, by Junya Nagakuni and Junji Kitadai

Travel Writing 1700-1830: An Anthology, Elizabeth A. Bohls & Ian Duncan, eds. 

Shadow of the Silk Road, by Colin Thubron

A Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People, by Zhou Daguan (author), Peter Harris (trans.)

The Hye Ch'O Diary: Memoir of the Pilgrimage to the Five Regions of India, by Hye Ch'O, Jan Yun-Hua, Iido Shotaro, Yang Han-Sung (authors) and Laurence Preston (ed).


Trade, Finance & the Global Economy

Conspiracy of Paper, by David Liss

The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith

Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chunking Mansions, Hong Kong, by Gordon Mathews

Debt, The First 5000 Years, by David Graeber

Before European Hegemony: The World System 1250 - 1350, by Janet Abu-Lughod

The Middle East in the World Economy, 1800 - 1914, by Roger Owen


Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean: Seas in History, by Michael Pearson

The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma, by Thant Myint-U

Maritime SE Asia to 1500, by Lynda Shaffer

Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh

East Africa and the Indian Ocean, by Edward Alpers

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History, by Giles Milton

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, by Robert D. Kaplan


Transnational Transgressions

Villains of All Nations: Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age, by Marcus Rediker

McMafia : A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, by Misha Glenny

Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History, by Alan Karras

The Great Hedge of India, Roy Moxham

Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915, Eric Tagliacozzo

The Looming Tower, Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright

No Boundaries, Transnational Latino Gangs and American Law Enforcement, by Tom Diaz


Central America and the Caribbean

A Brief History of Central America by Perez-Brignoli

Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent Dubois.

BANANAS: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World, by Peter Chapman.

Black Shack Alley by Joseph Zobel

Confronting the American Dream: Nicaragua under US Imperial Rule, by Michel Gobat

After Fidel, Updated Edition: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution by Brian Latell