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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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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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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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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
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Ruete, Emily (edited by Patricia Romero)

Subject: Middle East

Born a princess Sayyida on the African spice island of Zanzibar, Emily Ruete was brought up in a harem in the Sultan’s palace, naturalized as a German through marriage, and then manipulated by both Germans and British in their …

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The Middle East Economy: Decline and Recovery
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Issawi, Charles

Subject: Middle East

In this work, Charles Issawi examines the main reasons for the economic decline of the Middle East. He discusses climate, geography, and religion, with particular emphasis on the military elite, whose contempt for artisans and merchants thwarted positive economic initiatives. …

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Minorities in the Ottoman Empire
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Greene, Molly, editor

Subject: Middle East

The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state encompassing most of the modern Middle East, and for much of its 600-year existence it managed to rule effectively its diverse peoples. The essays of this work move beyond the traditional state- …

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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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Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura femenina del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica, Tomo I
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Arambel-Guiñazú, Maria Cristina and Claire Emilie Martin

Subject: World Literature

In this two-part collection, Maria Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú and Claire Emilie Martin showcase Spanish writing from women in the 19th century. The first section of this text contains a critical examination of the evolution of feminine prose at a time when writing …

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Las mujeres toman la palabra: Escritura femenina del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica, Tomo II: Antología
Arambel-Guiñazú, Maria Cristina and Claire Emilie Martin

Subject: World Literature

In this two-part collection, Maria Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú and Claire Emilie Martin showcase Spanish writing from women in the 19th century. The first section of this text contains a critical examination of the evolution of feminine prose at a time when writing itself …

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The Murderers Among Us: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti Under Dr. François Duvalier, 1962–1971
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Diederich, Bernard

Subject: Caribbean

François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s hold on power in Haiti, initially tenuous, grew stronger as American confrontations with Cuba under President Kennedy fostered a fear that Communism could sweep Haiti if “Papa Doc” were ousted. Nonetheless, several groups of daring rebels took …

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