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The Dominican People: A Documentary History
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Sagás, Ernesto and Orlando Inoa

Subject: Caribbean

The vanquished Taíno Indians, the Spanish conquistadors, rebellious slaves, common folk, foreign invaders, bloody dictators, gallant heroes, charismatic politicians, and committed rebels — all have left their distinct imprint on Dominican society and left behind printed records. Nevertheless, the five-hundred-year …

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Tropical Kitsch: Mass Media in Latin American Art and Literature
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Santos, Lidia

Subject: Latin America

Named the Best Book on Brazilian Studies 2006 by the Latin American Studies Association

“Santos takes a keen look at the way mass culture has influenced artistic production in Latin America during the past 40 years. Santos …

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Kitsch Tropical: Los medios en la literatura y el arte en América Latina
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Santos, Lidia

Subject: Latin America

Named the Best Book on Brazilian Studies 2006 by the Latin American Studies Association

“Santos takes a keen look at the way mass culture has influenced artistic production in Latin America during the past 40 years. Santos maintains …

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The Letters and Other Writings of Gustavus Vassa (Olaudah Equiano, the African): Documenting Abolition of the Slave Trade
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Sapoznik, Karlee Anne, editor (foreword by Paul Lovejoy)

Subject: African Studies, Caribbean Studies, History of Slavery

Gustavus Vassa (alias Olaudah Equiano, the African) was on the vanguard of the anti-slavery movement in England at the end of the eighteenth century. He provided a voice for people of African descent in the British Atlantic world. His …

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Bahamian Society After Emancipation
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Saunders, Gail

Subject: Caribbean

This book examines the social aspects of Bahamian society between the early 19th- and mid-20th- centuries, advancing our knowledge of Bahamian history and helping to locate the Bahamas within the regional and historical context of the West Indies. It shows …

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Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
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Schenker, Hillel and Ziad Abu-Zayyadis, editors

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, based on often-interchangeable historic stereotypes, fan the flames of fear and hatred against the “other.” Thus Jews and Muslims serve as convenient scapegoats for many of society’s ills and leaders’ misguided agendas. In the post-9/11 world, the …

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Hildegard of Bingen: Healing and the Nature of the Cosmos
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Schipperges, Heinrich (translated by John A. Broadwin)

Subject: Europe, Religion

Hildegard of Bingen’s contemporaries called her “prophetissa teutonica,” honoring her philosophical writings and interpretation of the cosmos. Medievalists still consider her one of the leading mystics, and point to her active spiritual and artistic life in the twelfth century as …

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Ancient South Arabia: From the Queen of Sheba to the Advent of Islam
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Schippman, Klaus (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Archaeology,Relion

At a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe, the South Arabian kingdoms were major commercial and cultural players in world history. Their art and architecture, and especially their irrigation system, featuring a gigantic dam high in the mountains, give witness …

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Women in the Islamic World: From Earliest Times to the Arab Spring
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Schneider, Irene (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle Eastern Studies, Women Studies, Religion, World History

 This book describes and analyzes the different roles women have played in the Islamic world, past and present. Starting with Sharia regulations and their applications in societies throughout history, Schneider observes and pinpoints the obstacles and opportunities women have …

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Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History
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Scholz, Piotr (translated by Shelley L. Frisch)

Subject: World History

This fascinating study of eunuchs guides readers as they travel through various lands and periods, familiarizing themselves with the duties and responsibilities, the unspeakable torments, and the passions and joys of these individuals. Eunuchs were not simply “bedchamber attendants,” as …

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Germany and the Middle East: 1871–1945
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Schwanitz, Wolfgang G., editor

Subject: Europe, Middle East

Before World War II, Germany intended to set up a greater Arabia under the influence of the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. But the war changed everything. Now the Middle East became a potential battlefield at the crossroads …

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The Bork Hearings: Highlights From the Most Controversial Judicial Confirmation Battle in U.S. History
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Shaffer, Ralph E., editor

Subject: U.S. History

The Bork hearings marked the beginning of a trend toward ideological evaluation of Supreme Court judicial nominees. These were the first and last hearings to feature such extensive discussion of legal and constitutional issues, as presidents quickly discovered that a …

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Berbers and the Islamic State
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Shatzmiller, Maya

Subject: Africa, Middle East, Religion

The Arab conquest of North Africa in the eighth century gave birth to a new political body on the western Mediterranean shores, a Berber-Islamic state, which continued to evolve throughout the entire medieval period and achieved viability, coherence, and stability …

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Women in Caribbean History
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Shepherd, Verene

Subject: Caribbean Women's History

Early historical works portrayed women, especially those of African descent, in a sexist and racist manner. Women in Caribbean History embodies the progress of research on Caribbean women. It reveals new historical information on Caribbean women and provides detail on …

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The Story of the Jamaican People
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Sherlock, Philip and Hazel Bennett

Subject: Caribbean

The last general history of Jamaica was published in 1960. Since then, the country has become an independent nation and has developed a new sense of national identity out of the experience of 450 years of European colonization, African slavery, …

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Starting With Food: Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History
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Singer, Amy, editor

Subject: Middle East

Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume places the …

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Olympia: Cult, Sport, and Ancient Festival
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Sinn, Ulrich (translated by Thomas Thornton)

Subject: World History

In antiquity, Olympia stood for sports. A victory at the Olympic games led to lifelong honors and often to a political career and wealth. Alexander the Great and other kings and emperors as well as wealthy and powerful men and …

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Directory of Accounting Dissertations: Second Updated Edition
Spiceland, J. David and Kay Zekany

Subject: Accounting

The second edition of The Directory of Accounting Dissertations identifies and classifies accounting dissertations during the 1985 to 1995 academic years by functional area, topic, and research method.

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International Guide to Accounting Journals: Second Enlarged Edition
Spiceland, J. David and Surendra Agrawal, editors

Subject: Accounting

This volume is the most comprehensive national and international guide to accounting journals available. It is an indispensable directory for researchers who are looking for publication possibilities or for sources and an extraordinary reference book for librarians. It covers about …

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Age of the Caliphs: A History of the Muslim World
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Spuler, Bertold

Subject: Middle East, Religion

“In this concise history of the Muslim countries [which begins with Rome, Persia, and the pre-Islamic Bedouins and ends with the fall of Bagdad to the Mongols in 1258], Spuler has provided the educated reader with a reliable presentation. The …

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The Mongol Period: History of the Muslim World
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Spuler, Bertold (introduction by Arthur Waldron)

Subject: Middle East, Religion

First published by E.J. Brill (The Netherlands) in 1969 as Geschichte der Islamischen Länder, this volume is still one of the few studies to deal — authoritatively, comprehensively, and clearly to the non-specialist — with the Mongols. It provides a lucid …

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Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves
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Starobin, Robert S., editor

Subject: U.S. History, Slavery

Written while enslaved or shortly after escape, the words recorded here express complexity and diversity of thought and feeling about slavery and being black. Blacks in Bondage is a landmark document in understanding the human side of history. “These …

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Law and Society in Islam
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Stewart, Devin J., Baber Johansen, and Amy Singer

Subject: Religion

This book covers significant themes explaining the practice of Islamic law.

The first essay treats taqiyyah (literally, “caution”), the concealment of one’s religion when to reveal it would incur danger, which is based on a Koranic passage. The author provides …

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American Policy in Nicaragua: The Lasting Legacy
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Stimson, Henry L. (introduction by Paul H. Boeker)

Subject: Latin America, U.S. History

Perhaps the most illuminating document ever published on American foreign policy in Nicaragua, this book represents a full spectrum of critical perspectives. Henry Stimson’s memoirs as a special envoy to Nicaragua, first published in 1927, are reprinted here in their …

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Massacre Averted: An Armenian Town, An American Nurse, and the Turkish Army They Resisted
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Super, Mary (edited by Nancy Klancher)

Subject: Europe, Middle East

Between 1920 and 1923, American relief workers managed to prevent the massacre of three hundred Armenian orphans at the hands of Turkish and Kurdish troops. One of them, a nurse, kept a diary that illuminated in dramatic detail the struggle …

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