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Ibn Battuta in Black Africa
Ibn_Battuta
Ibn Battuta, Abu Abdalla (edited by Said Hamdun and Noël Q. King)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, World History

Abu Abdalla ibn Battuta (1304–1354) was one of the greatest travelers of pre-modern times. He traveled to Black Africa twice. He reported about the wealthy, multi-cultural trading centers of the African East coast, such as Mombasa and Kilwa, and the warm …

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Ibn Fadlan’s Journey To Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler From Baghdad to the Volga River
Ibn_Fadlan
Frye, Richard N., editor

Subject: Asia, Europe, Middle East, Religion

This is the first English translation of the famous Risala, letters by the tenth-century traveler Ibn Fadlan, one of the great medieval travelers in world history, akin to Ibn Battuta. Ibn Fadlan was an Arab missionary sent by the Caliph in …

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The Impact of Intervention: The Dominican Republic during the U.S. Occupation of 1916-1924
Impact
Calder, Bruce

Subject: Caribbean History, Dominican History, US Foreign Policy

First U.S. paperback edition, spring 2006. Reprint of the 1984 edition with a new, extensive introduction by the author.

“A comprehensive and tolerant study, devoid of jargon….Calder, a historian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, fairly describes the mixed …

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La Indianidad: The Indigenious World Before Latin Americans
Indian_Latin
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Among the few historical documents by or about early Native American history are pre-Columbia Mayan manuscripts and stone glyphs, and documents written in Spanish by Indians and Mestizos from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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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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Inward Hunger: The Education of a Prime Minister
Inward_Hunger
Williams, Eric (introduction by Colin Palmer)

Subject: Caribbean

“When the author, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was a lad, his country was a British crown colony, and its government offered one university scholarship a year to the entire population. Young Williams won it, and went off …

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Modern Iran: A History in Documents
Modern Iran
Nabavi, Negin

Subject: Middle Eastern History

 

 Covering the period from the early nineteenth century to the present day, Modern Iran: A History in Documents brings   together primary sources in translation that shed light on aspects of the political, social, cultural, and intellectual history of   modern Iran. It …

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Iran: A Short History
Iran
Gronke, Monika (translated by Steven Rendall)

Subject: Middle East, Religion

No country in the Islamic Middle East presents as unique and distinguished a history and culture as Iran, which has managed to maintain its inherent characteristics — some of them from pre-Islamic times — over the course of centuries of …

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The Irony of Desegregation Law 1955–1995: Essays and Documents
Irony_Desegregation
Whitman, Mark, editor

Subject: U.S. History

This volume continues the story begun in the author’s earlier work, Removing a Badge of Slavery. It seeks to provide an interpretive history of the major developments in school desegregation law beginning with Brown II. It suggests we may be …

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Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism
Layout 1
Göle, Nilüfer

Subject: Europe, Middle East, Religion

French Selection for the PEN World Voices Literary Festival

Islam in Europe is a book full of striking images: the assassination of and the death threats against artists and intellectuals; violent demonstrations demanding Sharia [Koranic] law for Europe; …

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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity: Theological and Historical Affiliations
Islam_Judaism
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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Islamic Art and Literature
Islamic_Art
Grabar, Oleg and Cynthia Robinson, editors

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Edited by Oleg Grabar, one of the leading experts in Islamic art history, along with Cynthia Robinson, this book breaks new ground in the field of Middle Eastern art history.

While illuminated manuscripts from Persia and the Arab world are …

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The Islamic Middle East and Japan: Perceptions, Aspirations, and the Birth of Intra-Asian Modernity
Islamic_Japan
Worringer, Renée, editor

Subject: Asia, Middle East, Religion, World history

Iranian and Ottoman travelers to Japan in the late nineteenth century found a model to admire — a culture that was beginning to take its place in the modern world without sacrificing its traditional culture. Their admiration was bolstered when Japan …

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Islamism in Morocco: Religion, Authoritarianism, and Electoral Politics
Islam_Morocco
Zeghal, Malika (translated by George Holoch)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, Religion

French Selection for the PEN World Voices Literary Festival

Winner of the PEN America-France Award

Malika Zeghal analyzes the historical roots and recent evolution of Moroccan Islamist movements in the context of a new political system …

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Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism
Islamophobia
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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The Island of Cuba: A Political Essay
Island_Cuba
von Humboldt, Alexander (additional sections by Luis Martínez-Fernández and Frank Argote-von Freyre; translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Lydia Cabrera Award

This book remains an up-to-date and engrossing document more than one hundred fifty years after its initial publication. The Island of Cuba is a key source for studies of 19th-century Cuba and …

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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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Israel and Palestine: Peace Plans and Proposals from Oslo to Disengagement (Updated 2008 Edition)
Israel_Palestine
Golan, Galia

Subject: Middle East

“Delivering a readable and remarkably evenhanded account, Golan, an Israeli activist and professor of government, dissects each of the major Israeli and Palestinian peace attempts, from Oslo in 1993 to the 2005 Israeli disengagement from Gaza, and evaluates the current …

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Ivies in Athens: The Deep Bond Between Two Great Sporting Traditions: The Olympic Games and The Ivy League
Ivies_Athens
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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