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African History in Documents, Vol. I: Western African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

This volume covers five hundred years of history, beginning with the writings of travelers Ibn Battuta, Leo Africanus, Mungo Park, Heinrich Barth, René Caillé, and Mary Kingsley, as well as many others. Religious wars are described by chroniclers such as …

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African History in Documents, Vol. II: Eastern African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

This volume covers three thousand years of African history beginning with reports about the ancient kingdoms of Ethiopia and Kush; ancient and medieval trade routes, including China’s discovery of Africa; the history of the east coast; the Nilotic slave trade; …

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African History in Documents, Vol. III: Central and South African History
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

Beginning with the kingdoms of the Congo in the 14th and 15th centuries, and their histories, this volume analyzes the influence and pressures of the Portugese, the Catholic Church, and slave traders on these blossoming African states. Included are reports by Portugese …

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African Identity in Asia: Cultural Effects of Forced Migration
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Jayasuriya, Shihan de Silva

Subject: Africa, Asia, History of Slavery

In contrast to the dispersion of slaves across the Atlantic, African movement to Asia has received scant attention because forced migrations across the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, which endured for centuries, were not part of a significant economic network.

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African Sites Archaeology in the Caribbean
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Haviser, Jay B.

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Archaeology

This book examines archaeological research about African peoples who were brought to the Caribbean, as well as their descendants in the twentieth century. These contributions cover a wide geographic sample of regions and range from Caribbean studies to individual investigations …

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African Women: A Historical Panorama
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Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: African History, Women's History, Textbook

African women have made history as doctors, merchants, slaves, prostitutes, and religious leaders. In this survey of the roles women have played in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia to the elected presidents of contemporary Liberia and …

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Afro-Cuban Myths: Yemaya and Other Orishas
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Lachatañeré, Romulo (translated by Christine Ayorinde; illustrated by Siegfried Kaden; introduction by Jorge Castellanos)

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, World Literature

A moving collection of myths and tales, Afro-Cuban Myths was first published in 1938 under the title Oh, Mío Yemayá! These stories lead readers into a marvelous and magical world: the extraordinary imaginations of Afro-Cubans. Destined to become a classic in its …

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Afro-Cuban Religions
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Barnet, Miguel (translated by Christine Ayorinde; illustrated by Siegfried Kaden)

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Religion

African cults and religions enrich all aspects of Cuba’s social, cultural, and everyday life and encompass all ethnic and social groups. Politics, art, and civil events such as weddings, funerals, festivals, and carnivals all possess distinctly Afro-Cuban characteristics. Miguel Barnet …

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Afro-Jewish Encounters: From Timbuktu to the Indian Ocean and Beyond
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Miles, William F.

Subject: African History, Jewish Studies,Religion

“[Miles’ book] is compelling. It examines the Jewish presence in Africa and the history of interaction between Jews and Africans … it is also a wise rumination on the nature of cultural exchange and religious tolerance. ” — Foreign Affairs Journal (May/June …

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Age of the Caliphs: A History of the Muslim World
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Spuler, Bertold

Subject: Middle East, Religion

“In this concise history of the Muslim countries [which begins with Rome, Persia, and the pre-Islamic Bedouins and ends with the fall of Bagdad to the Mongols in 1258], Spuler has provided the educated reader with a reliable presentation. The …

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