Subject: Islam and Africa

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Africa: A Short History
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Collins, Robert O.

Subject: Africa, Textbook

This is a concise but sweeping account of the African past, its peoples, and their institutions. The book attempts to provide an overview of African history without getting bogged down in details and data. This approach is very useful for …

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Corpus of Early Arabic Sources for West African History
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Hopkins, J. F. P. and Nehemiah Levtzion, editors

Subject: Africa, Middle East

From the eighth century onwards, the Muslim townsfolk of North Africa were well aware that fifty stages away across the desert to the south lay a land inhabited by black people which was the source of gold, ivory …

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Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (Updated 2008 Edition)
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Burr, J. Millard and Robert O. Collins

Subject: Africa

Images of the genocide in Darfur have shocked the Western world; upwards of 300,000 of its inhabitants have died, and another 2.5 million have become refugees. Those affected by the violence are estimated at almost 4 million, 700,000 of whom …

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Documents from the African Past
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant’s guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China’s discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in …

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First Sultan of Zanzibar: Scrambling for Power in the Nineteenth-Century Indian Ocean
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Nicolini, Beatrice

Subject: World History

The Indian Ocean was long one of the world’s most important trade zones, controlled by Arab and Indian merchants. But in the 19th century, the British-French rivalry spilled over into the Indian Ocean. Pirates looted, adventurers sought their fortunes, and …

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Jews of a Saharan Oasis: The Elimination of the Tamantit Community
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Hunwick, John

Subject: Africa, Religion, Jewish Studies, Middle East

“Jews spread out from Israel into northern Africa after the Roman destruction of much of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. and settled in Saharan oases. Although there was no love for Jews after the birth of Islam five centuries later, Muslim …

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Sudan in Turmoil: Hasan al-Turabi and the Islamist State, 1989-2003
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Collins, Robert O. and J. Millard Burr

Subject: Africa

Sudan was the first Islamist nation created within the larger Sunni community. The authors specifically focus on the activity of Sudanese intellectual Hasan al-Turabi, the eminence gris of the Sudanese Islamist movement and its political guide (murshid). Turabi, a prominent …

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The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam
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Hunwick, John and Eve Troutt Powell, editors

Subject: Africa, Middle East, History of Slavery

For every gallon of ink that has been spilt on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its consequences, only one very small drop has been spent on the study of the forced migration of black Africans into the Mediterranean world of …

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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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