Subject: Iran/Shites

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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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History of the Middle East
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Halm, Heinz, Suraiya Faroqhi, Monika Gronke

Subject: Middle Eastern History, Textbook

The Arabs: A Short History by Heinz Halm

The Ottoman Empire: A Short History by Suraiya Faroqhi

Iran:A Short History by Monika Gronke

Now combined into a single volume, these three brief history texts provide a concise and eye-opening overview of the history of …

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Modern Iran: A History in Documents
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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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The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th Century
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Popovic, Alexandre (introduction by Henry Louis Gates)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, History of Slavery

The revolt of African slaves in Iraq from 869 to 883 C.E.* – the revolt of the Zanj – was one of the great rebellions of world history and the first major uprising in the history of the African diaspora. …

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The Shiites: A Short History
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Halm, Heinz (translated by Allison Brown)

Subject: Middle East, Religion,

Combining history, comparative religion, and political interpretations, Heinz Halm elucidates Shi’ism and political developments in the Middle East for the uninformed reader. The author highlights three main aspects of Shi’a Islam: its historical development, especially the history of the Imans; the …

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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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