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The Cold War in Europe: Era of a Divided Continent
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Maier, Charles S., editor

Subject: Europe, World History

Now that the Cold War is over, this book is especially timely: it analyzes and summarizes the events that ushered in an epoch of history nearly fifty years ago, and provides an analysis of the forces that were suppressed or …

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Pathetic Symphony: A Biographical Novel About Tchaikovsky
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Mann, Klaus

Subject: World Literature

Like Mephisto, Pathetic Symphony is a novel about important artists and their milieu. Drawing his material from documented sources, and without ever distorting historical truth or sacrificing biographical accuracy for the sake of the narrative, Klaus Mann here presents a …

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The Turning Point: The Autobiography of Klaus Mann
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Mann, Klaus (introduction by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Europe, World Literature

Klaus Mann, writer of Mephisto and the oldest son of Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann, describes the life of intellectuals in Europe before the Nazi seizure of power, then moves on to depict the restless existence of the often bohemian literary …

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Global Practice in World History: Advances Worldwide
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Manning, Patrick, editor

Subject: World History

This volume presents the thinking and the activities of some of the most serious and successful practitioners of world history. The 15 contributors are experienced historians from ten countries dispersed across five continents. Their essays confirm the existence of an emerging …

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World History: Global and Local Interactions
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Manning,Patrick

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This volume provides the fullest report on new world history research to date. In clear and lively prose, thirteen specialists in world history present their findings in three interconnected sections: the politics of empires and nations, the patterns of global …

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Slavery in the Islamic Middle East
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Marmon, Shaun E., editor

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Slavery, recognized and regulated by Islamic law, was an integral part of Muslim societies in the Middle East well into modern times. Recruited from the “Abode of War” by means of trade or warfare, slaves began their lives in the …

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Frontiers, Plantations & Walled Cities: Society, Culture & Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800–1945
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Martínez-Fernández, Luis

Subject: Caribbean

For decades, the Hispanic Caribbean has eluded attempts by historians striving to view and analyze Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as a region rather than as isolated insular units. Focusing on similarities instead of differences and applying comparative …

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Women in San Juan: 1820-1868
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Matos Rodríguez, Félix V.

Subject: Latin America, Caribbean

When the threat of political revolution lurked behind the shadows of the Spanish colonial state in Puerto Rico, one of the earliest casualties of anti-independence persecution in San Juan was a woman — Maria de las Mercedes Barbudo, who was …

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The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire Against the Emperor of Ethiopia
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Matthies, Volker (foreword by Richard Pankhurst; translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Africa, Europe, World History

In 1867-68, a petty diplomatic dispute between Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II and Queen Victoria led to one of the strangest and most dramatic military campaigns in history. The British Indian Army, with 60,000 men, 30,000 elephants, mules and horses, and …

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Sufism and Religious Brotherhoods in Senegal
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Mbacké, Khadim (edited by John Hunwick; translated by Eric Ross)

Subject: Africa, Religion

This book is a study of the state of Islam in Senegal and of the religious factors that influence it. Islam in Senegal is characterized by the strong intrenchment of a certain number of Sufi brotherhoods. In effect, the majority …

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Politics in a Half-Made Society: Trinidad and Tobago 1925–2001
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Meighoo, Kirk

Subject: Caribbean

This book tells the story of 20th-century politics in Trinidad and Tobago, a multiracial Caribbean state located on two small islands. The enquiry begins in 1925 with the then-colony’s first elections for seats in the Legislative Council. It ends in …

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Capoeira & Candomblé: Conformity and Resistance Through Afro-Brazilian Experience
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Merrell, Floyd

Subject: Africa, South America, Religion

Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves in Brazil, and Candomblé is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs and practices. The two are closely interconnected. Capoeira and Candomblé have for centuries made up a coherent …

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Constellations of the Caucasus
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Michael A. Reynolds, Editor

Subject: Middle East

The Caucasus has fascinated humanity for millennia. A natural crossroads and a perpetual borderland, the region has often been described as the meeting place of East and West, Europe and Asia, Christendom and Islam. The Caucasus Mountains are home to a bewildering diversity …

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Memoirs of a Janissary
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Mihailović, Konstantin (edited by Svat Soucek; translated by Benjamin Stolz)

Subject: Europe, Middle East

Konstantin Mihailović, born a Christian Serb in the early 15th century, was kidnapped by Ottoman Turks and brought to Anatolia, where he was trained as a Janissary — a member of the elite corps of the Ottoman army made up entirely …

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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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Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey
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Miles, William F. S.

Subject: Africa, Religion, Jewish Studies

While Jews have long had a presence in Ethiopia and the Maghreb, Africa’s newest Jewish community of note is in Nigeria, where upwards of twenty thousand Igbos are commonly claimed to have adopted Judaism. Bolstered by customs recalling an Israelite …

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Ravensbrück: Everyday Life in a Women’s Concentration Camp, 1939-45
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Morrison, Jack G.

Subject: Europe

Attempting to reconstruct the workings of everyday life in the concentration camp at Ravensbrück, the only camp in the Nazi system designed for women, Morrison examines the prisoners’ social relationships with each other and their overlords; prisoner activities, from bartering …

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The Dominican Republic: A National History (Second Updated and Enlarged Edition)
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Moya Pons, Frank

Subject: Caribbean

“This book is excellent.” — Junot Diaz, in the New York Times Book Review

“Frank Moya Pons is the best-known contemporary Dominican historian. The author of many books and articles, he is a recognized scholar both at home and abroad. …

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History of the Caribbean: Plantations, Trade, and War in the Atlantic World
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Moya Pons, Frank

Subject: Caribbean

“Frank Moya Pons, the authority on the history of the Dominican Republic, has written a classic.” — New West Indian Guide

“A clearly written and comprehensive narrative.” — HAHRHispanic American Historical Review

“A very good read. Historically sound, fact-laden and well written. I …

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Kabul Under Siege: Fayz Muhammad’s Account of the 1929 Uprising
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Muhammad, Fayz (translated by R. D. McChesney)

Subject: Middle East

In January 1929, the reigning monarch of Afghanistan, Amir Aman Allah Khan, was driven from his capital by a former soldier turned outlaw. The uprising was a response to the ruler’s attempts to modernize the tribal culture of Afghanistan. Kabul, …

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