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Islands of the Ottoman Empire
Islands of the Ottoman Empire
Hadjikyriacou, Antonis

Subject: Middle East

The Ottoman Empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. It included islands such as Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes, and many smaller ones in the Aegean, Adriatic, and Black Seas. These islands were its frontiers, …

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The Arabs: A Short History
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Halm, Heinz

Subject: Middle East

The history of Arabia is inextricably tied to the history of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad came from Arabia, and the most important religious centers for Muslims are located in the Arab cities of Mecca and Medina. However, Arabs already had …

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Arabs: A Short History with Documents
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Halm, Heinz (edited by Luke Yarbrough and Oded Zinger; translated by Allison Brown and Tom Lampert)

Subject: Middle East

Heinz Halm is an internationally renowned scholar of the Middle East, whose books, including The Shiites: A Short History and The Arabs: A Short History, have been translated into many languages. The Arabs, Heinz Halm’s masterful narrative, is now available in …

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The Shiites: A Short History
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Halm, Heinz (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Religion,

Combining history, comparative religion, and political interpretations, Heinz Halm elucidates Shi’ism and political developments in the Middle East for the uninformed reader. The author highlights three main aspects of Shi’a Islam: its historical development, especially the history of the Imans; the …

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History of the Middle East
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Halm, Heinz, Suraiya Faroqhi, Monika Gronke

Subject: Middle Eastern History, Textbook

The Arabs: A Short History by Heinz Halm

The Ottoman Empire: A Short History by Suraiya Faroqhi

Iran:A Short History by Monika Gronke

Now combined into a single volume, these three brief history texts provide a concise and eye-opening overview of the history of …

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People and Issues in Latin American History
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Hanke, Lewis and Jane M. Rausch

Subject: Latin America, World History

This two-volume edition of People and Issues in Latin American History presents a range of sources on and interpretations of important topics in the history of Latin America that enable students to debate the historical significance of individuals and issues. …

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Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions
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Harris, William

Subject: Middle East

“If there’s a gaping hole in your knowledge of the Middle East just north of Israel, Harris’s straightforward, thorough guide to Lebanon will more than plug the gap. Harris, a visiting professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, past …

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The New Face of Lebanon: History’s Revenge
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Harris, William

Subject: Middle East

Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, CHOICE Magazine

Once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon in the late 1980s was considered a failed state: strife prevailed among Maronite Christians, Sunnis, Shiites, Druze, and Palestinians. Now, barely …

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The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic
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Harris, William

Subject: Middle East: Israel/Palestine/Levant, World History

One of the “10 Must-Read Books on the Evolution of Terrorism in the Middle East” — The Wall Street Journal

In the wake of the November terrorist attack in Paris, the Wall Street Journal asked several experts for book recommendations on the …

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Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City
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Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, Angelo Falcón and Félix V. Matos-Rodríguez, editors

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

This new and very important collection of essays reinterprets and updates the history of New York’s Puerto Rican community and its leaders from the beginnings of the great migration in the 1940s to the present time. The collection also honors …

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Taíno Revival: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rican Identity and Cultural Politics
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Haslip-Viera, Gabriel, editor

Subject: Caribbean

This simulating and timely collection examines the Taíno revival movement, a grassroots conglomeration of Puerto Ricans and other Latinos who promote or have adopted the culture and pedigree of the pre-Columbian Taíno Indian population of Puerto Rico and the …

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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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Sufism and Politics
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Heck, Paul L., editor

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Sufism is often overlooked when it comes to scholarly consideration of the politics of the Muslim world. This is partly due to the difficulty of defining Sufism, which is both spiritual outlook and social institution. Both aspects, however, have been …

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The Rabbi of Bacherach and Other Stories
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Heine, Heinrich (illustrated by Max Liebermann; edited by Elizabeth Petuchowski)

Subject: Religion. Jewish Studies, European Studies Literature

The book includes two stories by Heinrich Heine, “The Rabbi of Bacherach” and “Shylock,” as well as the poem “Hebrew Melodies.” This beautiful edition is illustrated with the lithographs of Max Liebermann, one of of the most prominent turn-of-the-century European painters.

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From Marxism to Judaism: Collected Essays of Will Herberg
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Herberg, Will

Subject: Religion

This is the first book of essays by Will Herberg. His writings have had a major impact on American intellectual and political thought. They represent milestones of a spectrum of ideological stances, comprising American Marxism and conservatism as well as …

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Life in a Haitian Valley
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Herskovits, Melville J. (introduction by Sidney W. Mintz)

Subject: Caribbean

This book is a precious document in the intellectual history of the black Americas. Its author was surely the first academically respectable white scholar to take seriously the cultural achievements of Afro-Americans, throughout the hemisphere. His influence is still keenly …

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Old New Land
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Herzl, Theodor (edited by Jacques Kornberg)

Subject: Middle East, World History, World Literature, Jewish Studies

The first publication of Old New Land in 1902 forever altered the world’s perception of the Middle East. The book was a nineteenth-century utopian blueprint for a modern state of Israel. There were Jewish settlers in Palestine, and zionist ideas had …

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Corpus of Early Arabic Sources for West African History
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Hopkins, J. F. P. and Nehemiah Levtzion, editors

Subject: Africa, Middle East

From the eighth century onwards, the Muslim townsfolk of North Africa were well aware that fifty stages away across the desert to the south lay a land inhabited by black people which was the source of gold, ivory …

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La Indianidad: The Indigenious World Before Latin Americans
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Horna, Hernán

Subject: Latin America

Among the few historical documents by or about early Native American history are pre-Columbia Mayan manuscripts and stone glyphs, and documents written in Spanish by Indians and Mestizos from the Andes and Mesoamerica in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The …

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A People’s History of Latin America
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Horna, Hernan

Subject: Latin American History

The history of Latin America has been written principally with a top-down approach that focuses on leaders and the privileged. Hernán Horna brings us a history that centers on the experience of Native Americans, blacks, and the poor. It examines …

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African Geopolitics
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Hugon, Philippe (translated by Steve Randall)

Subject: Africa, Colonial, World History

For over a thousand years, foreign powers, including the Arabs, Portuguese, Spanish, British, French, and now Chinese, interfered in African affairs to pursue economic and political gains. In a similar way, African rulers exploited this foreign presence for their own …

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Jews and Judaism in African History
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Hull, Richard

Subject: Africa, Religion, Middle East, Jewish Studies

This timely book is the first to cover the history of Jews from the times of Alexander the Great and Caesar to Idi Amin and Nelson Mandela. Jews have often been a marginalized minority, yet they have played a role in …

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Jews of a Saharan Oasis: The Elimination of the Tamantit Community
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Hunwick, John

Subject: Africa, Religion, Jewish Studies, Middle East

“Jews spread out from Israel into northern Africa after the Roman destruction of much of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. and settled in Saharan oases. Although there was no love for Jews after the birth of Islam five centuries later, Muslim …

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West Africa, Islam, and the Arab World
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Hunwick, John

Subject: Africa, Religion, Middle East

West Africa is defined as the area south of the Sahara between the Atlantic and Lake Chad, encompassing the Sahel zone, tropical forests, and pasturelands. West Africans speak languages belonging to three major families: Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic, as well …

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The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam
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Hunwick, John and Eve Troutt Powell, editors

Subject: Africa, Middle East, History of Slavery

For every gallon of ink that has been spilt on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its consequences, only one very small drop has been spent on the study of the forced migration of black Africans into the Mediterranean world of …

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