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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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Accounting and Performance Measurement: Issues in the Private and Public Sectors
Lapsley, Irvine and Falconer Mitchell, editors

Subject: Accounting

This collection, edited by Irvine Lapsley and Falconer Mitchell, comprises a broad range of chapters by a group of acknowledged accounting experts. Together they provide an investigation and analysis of these issues in both private and public sector settings. Their …

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Space and History in the Caribbean
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Lara, Oruno D.

Subject: Caribbean

Oruno D. Lara explains the history of the Caribbean as a history of exploitation.

From Christopher Columbus to the modern vacationer, outside observers have looked upon the Caribbean as a paradise on earth. However, behind the images of sea, …

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The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America
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Law, Robin and Paul E. Lovejoy

Subject: Africa, U.S. History, Latin America, Caribbean, History of Slavery

This is the biography of an American slave who was born in Africa. His adventures took him to Rio de Janeiro, New York, Boston, Canada, and Britain; he knew Arabic, Dendi, probably Hausa, Portuguese, English, and French. In recent times scholars …

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Accounting’s Changing Role in Social Conflict (Critical Accounting Research)
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Lehman, Cheryl R.

Subject: Accounting and Artificial Intelligence

This work rejects the two most commonly held positions regarding the role of accounting in certain ongoing financial crises: the position of market theorists that accounting doesn’t matter and the position of theorists that support the view of “representational faithfulness.”

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Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life: Benjy Lopez: A Picaresque Tale of Emigration and Return
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Levine, Barry B.

Subject: Caribbean, World Literature

Hailed as a “masterpiece” in Newsweek magazine by Yale art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, the life history of Benjy Lopez is now available in an expanded edition which includes his return to and life in Puerto Rico as a successful …

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Tropical Diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba
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Levine, Robert S.

Subject: Caribbean, Jewish History

LAJSA Best Book Prize Winner

“This unique, well-documented social history invites the reader to explore Cuban Jewry as a fascinating chronicle and to ‘capture the flavor of their lives.’ This is made possible by Levine’s ability to …

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Medieval West Africa: Views from Arab Scholars and Merchants
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Levtzion, Nehemiah and Jay Spaulding, editors

Subject: Africa

This book tells the story of West Africa south of the Sahara from the ninth to the fourteenth century from the viewpoint of Arab geographers, historians, and travelers. The first reports in written Arabic sources deal with urban west African …

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Political Words and Ideas in Islam
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Lewis, Bernard

Subject: Religion

This book brings together 11 essays on Islamic political thought by Bernard Lewis, the acknowledged doyen of Middle Eastern studies. Few historians have garnered such a broad audience as Lewis, whose works are widely read by scholars, politicians, journalists, and the general …

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Land of Enchanters: Egyptian Short Stories from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
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Lewis, Bernard and Stanley Burstein, editors

Subject: Africa, World Literature, Middle East

Several civilizations have risen, flourished and fallen in the valley of the Nile, each with its own religion, language, culture, institutions and style of life. Yet beneath them all a certain basic unity persisted. In few fields can this continuity …

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The Golden Age of Islam
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Lombard, Maurice

Subject: Middle East, Religion

In this book, Maurice Lombard portrays the Islamic world as the center of civilization at a time when the West was primitive and backward. Its reach extended from Córdoba to Samarkand, and it maintained and developed the tradition of wealth, …

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Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam
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Lovejoy, Paul E., editor

Subject: Africa, Middle East, Religion,History of Slavery,Latin America

This collection of essays offers a new paradigm, in which the trans-Saharan and trans-Atlantic worlds of slavery are brought into focus under the same lens. While slave studies have considered either trans-Atlantic or Islamic slavery, rarely has any study combined …

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