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The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil
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al Shihabi, Ali, Bernard Haykel

Subject: Middle Eastern History

The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil presents a candid and insightful analysis of Saudi Arabia’s political instability in light of the mounting domestic and international challenges facing the country today. Directly addressing Saudi Arabia’s inert …

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Al-Jabarti’s History of Egypt
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Al-Jabarti, Abd al Rahman (edited by Jane Hathaway)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, World History

The multi-volume chronicle of the Cairo scholar Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753-1825), known in Arabic as caja-’ib al-atha-r fi- al-tara-jim wa-al-akhba-r, which translates roughly as The Most Wondrous Achievements: Biographies and Reports of Events, is the single most important primary source …

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Napoleon in Egypt: Al-Jabarti’s Chronicle of the French Occupation of 1798 (Expanded Edition)
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Al-Jabarti, Abd Al Raman

Subject: Africa, Europe, Middle East

Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 was the first contact between a Western power with imperial goals and an ancient regime of an African society. Sheik Al-Jabarti’s chronicle is a unique combination of historical narration and reflection combined with daily …

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East Africa and the Indian Ocean
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Alpers, Edward A.

Subject: Africa, World History

For centuries, East Africa has played a central role within the Indian Ocean world. The Arabs built the first trade networks there; these were laid siege to by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, followed by British colonialists in the …

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The Ottoman Balkans, 1750–1830
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Anscombe, Frederick F.

Subject: Europe, Middle East

“The decades after 1750 saw the Ottoman Empire undergo tremendous stresses that culminated in the first stirrings of nationalism among Christian subjects and an irrevocable commitment to reform by the Muslim state. By 1830, Serbs and Greeks had fought successfully …

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From Plotzk to Boston: A Young Girl’s Journey from Russia to the Promised Land
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Antin, Mary (edited by Pamela S. Nadell)

Subject: Europe, U.S. History, Jewish Studies

From Plotzk to Boston was written while the memory of the journey was still fresh, when Mary Antin was just 13 years old. She describes her family’s frightening and exciting journey to America in the 1890s. Like thousands of other Russian-Jewish …

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Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura femenina del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica, Tomo I
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Arambel-Guiñazú, Maria Cristina and Claire Emilie Martin

Subject: World Literature

In this two-part collection, Maria Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú and Claire Emilie Martin showcase Spanish writing from women in the 19th century. The first section of this text contains a critical examination of the evolution of feminine prose at a time when writing …

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Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura femenina del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica, Tomo II: Antología
Arambel-Guiñazú, Maria Cristina and Claire Emilie Martin

Subject: World Literature

In this two-part collection, Maria Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú and Claire Emilie Martin showcase Spanish writing from women in the 19th century. The first section of this text contains a critical examination of the evolution of feminine prose at a time when writing itself …

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Challenges to Democracy in the Middle East
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Arat, Yesim et al.

Subject: Middle East

This book provides in five essays background information of some of the most current problems affecting the modern Middle East. Ahmad Ashraf analyzes the appeal of modern conspiracy theories to Iranians, including the social, cultural, political and psychological factors contributing …

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Caribbean: Sea of the New World
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Arciniegas, Germán

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a new edition of the most beautifully written history of the Caribbean from the European discovery through the nineteenth century. Commonweal wrote of the 1946 edition, “Arciniegas has written a most informative and entertaining book…the student of political and social …

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Palabra de Mujer: Historia oral de las directoras de cine mexicanas (1988-1994)
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Arredondo, Isabel

Subject: Latin America

“In this compilation of interviews, [Isabel] Arredondo, professor of Latin American literature at SUNY Plattsburgh, documents the importance of allowing women filmmakers to develop their own dialogue about their craft. After an introduction detailing the governmental bureaucracies that control the …

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Libète: A Haiti Anthology
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Arthur, Charles and Michael Dash, editors

Subject: Caribbean

Haiti’s dramatic history, pressing social problems, and rich culture make it one of the most fascinating nations in the Americas. This book aims to reflect some of Haiti’s extraordinary diversity through the best of writing. While many journalistic accounts are …

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Battleship Vieques: Puerto Rico from World War II to the Korean War
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Ayala, César J. and José L. Bolívar

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean, U.S. History

Outstanding Book of the Year, Choice Magazine

The demonstrations that resulted in the U.S. Navy’s being forced out of Vieques in 2003 were the result of the island’s occupation during and after World War II. After German U-boats sank …

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