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Shaihu Umar: A Novel About Slavery in Africa
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Balewa, Sir Abubakar Tafawa, Alhaji (edited by Beverly Mack; translated by Mervyn Hiskett)

Subject: Africa, World Literature, History of Slavery

Northern Nigeria, just before the turn of the century: a time of unrest and civil war, when the trans-Saharan slave trade still flourished. Against this turbulent backdrop is set the story of the Hausa, a black African people who practice …

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Slave Revolts in Puerto Rico: Conspiracies and Uprisings, 1795-1873
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Baralt, Guillermo A.

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Puerto Rico PEN Club Award

From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation …

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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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Ivies in Athens: The Deep Bond Between Two Great Sporting Traditions: The Olympic Games and The Ivy League
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Bashivi, Jay V.

Subject: U.S. History, World History

This remarkable history gives light to the Ivy League’s role in the fabric of the Olympic Games— thrilling victories, disappointing defeats, and enduring stories, topped off by a rare all-time index of Ivy League Olympians. The relationship between Ivy League schools …

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Beauty in Arabic Culture
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Behrens-Abouseif, Doris

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Arabic Islamic thought allowed the development of autonomous norms of beauty that were independent of moral or religious criteria. The artistic work was viewed separately from the divine scheme and was free of metaphysical associations.

Beauty, however, had a significant …

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Stella: The Epic Saga of the Haitian Revolution
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Bergeaud, Emeric (translated by Adriana Umaña Hossman; introduction by Luis Duno-Gottberg)

Subject: Caribbean, Latin America: Colonialism, World Literature

Emeric Bergeaud’s Stella (1859), the first Haitian novel ever published, combines descriptions of moving scenes with factual accounts of the thirteen years of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). Stella is an epic saga: the novel’s chapter headings refer to major events in Haiti’s history, and …

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Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture
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Bettelheim, Judith, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Bettelheim describes the secular rituals and celebrations of Cuban culture. The editor’s black-and-white photos shed additional light on these little-known rituals. This edition features the first English translation of the article “Afro-Cuban Festivals” by Afro-Cuban Studies founder Fernando Ortiz, complete …

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Bitter Bonds: A Colonial Divorce Drama of the Seventeenth Century
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Blussé, Leonard (translated by Diane Webb)

Subject: World History, European History, Asian History, Women's History

Book of the Year – Times Literary Supplement

In seventeenth-century Batavia, Cornelia van Nijenroode, the daughter of a geisha and a Dutch merchant in Japan, was known as “otemba” (meaning “untamable”), which made her a heroine to …

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Lost Illusions: Latin America’s Struggle for Democracy, as Recounted by Its Leaders
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Boeker, Paul

Subject: Latin America

This book opens and concludes with a critical appraisal of the durability of Latin American democracy and the role of the United States in this democratic revival by author Paul Boeker, a respected commentator on international events and a former …

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CAPEX: A Knowledge-Based Expert System for Substantive Audit Planning
Boritz, J. Efrim and Anthony K. P. Wensley

Subject: Accounting and Artificial Intelligence

CAPEX (Canadian Audit Planning Expert System) is a knowledge-based system designed to generate substantive audit program plans using an assertion-based risk-oriented approach to structuring audit objectives and the assessment of audit evidence. This type of approach is advocated by major …

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The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century
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Bovill, E. W.

Subject: Africa, World History

“This book is the liveliest account of African history ever written, covering over [one] thousand years of trans-Saharan trade.

“Finely written and researched. … This edition will no doubt whet the appetites of a fresh generation of scholars and students …

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Violence in the Middle East: From the Political Struggle to Self-Sacrifice
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Bozarslan, Hamit

Subject: Middle East

Violence has been a central political issue in many Middle Eastern countries during the past two decades, either episodically (Syria, Iran), or continually (Turkey, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine). This groundbreaking new study sheds light on the dynamics of …

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The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine: The Kunstkammer and the Evolution of Nature, Art and Technology
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Bredekamp, Horst (introduction by Anthony T. Grafton; translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Europe

Translated into six languages

The Kunstkammer was a programmatic display of art and oddities amassed by wealthy Europeans during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. These nascent museums reflected the ambitions of such thinkers as Descartes, Locke, and Kepler …

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History and Histories in the Caribbean
Bremer, Thomas and Ulrich Fleischmann, editors

Subject: Caribbean

A collection of interdisciplinary essays highlighting the historiographical skepticism that characterizes postmodernist approaches and addressing particular problems related to colonial history and its source material. The topics covered are Colonial History and its traps, Oral History and Hidden Discourses, and Histories …

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Zionism: A Brief History
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Brenner, Michael (translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Middle East, Religion, World History

This book explores the origins of Zionism within Jewish tradition, the variety of Zionist ideologies, and the political circumstances that fostered this movement. Jewish immigration to Palestine, shifting British policies, Arab reactions to Jewish settlements, and the impact of the …

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Harem Ghosts: What One Cemetery Can Tell Us About the Ottoman Empire
Brookes, Douglas Scott, Ziyrek Ali

Subject: Middle East, Ottoman Empire

“Since 1840 countless visitors to Turkey’s metropolis have passed this beautiful building and its garden graveyard without, it seems to me, realizing the gems of architecture and culture that await discovery within its dignified walls. Now, over a century-and-a-half after …

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Accounting Research Directory: The Database of Accounting Literature
Brown, Lawrence D., John C. Gardner and Miklos A. Vasarhelyi

Subject: Accounting and Artificial Intelligence

The third edition of the Accounting Research Directory now includes citations from a new journal, Contemporary Accounting Research. Also provided are 30 years (1963-1993) of citations from the six leading accounting journals previously covered. The new directory is significantly larger …

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A History of Madagascar
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Brown, Mervyn

Subject: Africa

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is a unique blend of Asian and African culture and is well known as the home of some of the world’s most unusual and most endangered flora and fauna, from …

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The Travels of William Wells Brown
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Brown, William Wells (edited by Paul Jefferson)

Subject: Slavery, American History

This is the remarkable story of two trips by a fugitive slave. One is the dramatic and poignant journey of a humiliated slave up the Mississippi to the North, into freedom. The second is a glorious voyage to Europe of …

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Cuban Legends
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Bueno, Salvador (illustrations by Siegfried Kaden; translated by Christine Ayorinde)

Subject: Caribbean

This collection of Cuban legends, compiled by the renowned essayist and literary critic Salvador Bueno, brings readers the best of a time-honored tradition of storytelling in Cuba. These tales, passed on from generation to generation throughout the island, are here …

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Historical Problems of Imperial Africa (Expanded and Updated Edition)
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Burnes, James and Robert O. Collins

Subject: African History Textbook

“Carefully edited . . . represents a great variety of points of view.” — Choice

This book is designed to inform, engage, and stimulate discussions among its readers. Collins and his collaborators have included authoritative statements and analysis by renowned …

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Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (Updated 2008 Edition)
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Burr, J. Millard and Robert O. Collins

Subject: Africa

Images of the genocide in Darfur have shocked the Western world; upwards of 300,000 of its inhabitants have died, and another 2.5 million have become refugees. Those affected by the violence are estimated at almost 4 million, 700,000 of whom …

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Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum, Third Edition
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Burstein, Stanley (editor)

Subject: Africa, World Literature, Archaeology

The first edition of this book provided teachers of African history, for the first time, with fully annotated translations of the most important Greek and Roman sources for the history of these two remarkable ancient African civilizations. The new edition …

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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity: Theological and Historical Affiliations
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Busse, Heribert (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Islam is by nature and history related to Judaism and Christianity. Muhammad grappled with conflicting attitudes toward both religions for a long period before opting for his own way. Ultimately, he acknowledged Judaism and Christianity as independent but less legitimate …

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