Subject: Religion

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Parricide on the Pampa: A New Study and Translation of Los Gauchos Judíos
Gerchunoff, Alberto (edited by Edna Aizenberg)

Subject: Religion, South America

This book presents a radical rereading of Alberto Gerchunoff’s classic Argentinian immigrant saga, Los gauchos judíos (The Jewish Gauchos; 1910). This collection of stories about early 20th-century agricultural colonies founded by persecuted Eastern Europeans Jews on the pampa has been both …

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Pilgrimage to Mecca: The Indian Experience, 1500–1800
Pilgrimage_Mecca
Pearson, Michael N.

Subject: Asia, Middle East, Religion

For over a thousand years, tens and hundreds of thousands of Muslim Indians have been making the pilgrimage to Mecca, the annual Hajj. In the early modern period, they followed a route over the Indian Ocean, producing an entanglement of politics, …

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Political Words and Ideas in Islam
Political_Words
Lewis, Bernard

Subject: Religion

This book brings together 11 essays on Islamic political thought by Bernard Lewis, the acknowledged doyen of Middle Eastern studies. Few historians have garnered such a broad audience as Lewis, whose works are widely read by scholars, politicians, journalists, and the general …

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Short History of the Ismailis
Ismailis
Daftary, Farhad

Subject: Middle East, Religion

A major Shi’i Muslim community with a long and eventful history, the Ismailis were until recently studied primarily on the basis of the accounts of their enemies, including the Sunni polemicists and the Crusader chroniclers. As a result, a host …

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Slavery in the Islamic Middle East
Slavery_Middle_East
Marmon, Shaun E., editor

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Slavery, recognized and regulated by Islamic law, was an integral part of Muslim societies in the Middle East well into modern times. Recruited from the “Abode of War” by means of trade or warfare, slaves began their lives in the …

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Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam
Slavery_Frontiers
Lovejoy, Paul E., editor

Subject: Africa, Middle East, Religion,History of Slavery,Latin America

This collection of essays offers a new paradigm, in which the trans-Saharan and trans-Atlantic worlds of slavery are brought into focus under the same lens. While slave studies have considered either trans-Atlantic or Islamic slavery, rarely has any study combined …

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Sufism and Politics
Sufism_Politics
Heck, Paul L., editor

Subject: Middle East, Religion

Sufism is often overlooked when it comes to scholarly consideration of the politics of the Muslim world. This is partly due to the difficulty of defining Sufism, which is both spiritual outlook and social institution. Both aspects, however, have been …

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Sufism and Religious Brotherhoods in Senegal
Sufism_Religion
Mbacké, Khadim (edited by John Hunwick; translated by Eric Ross)

Subject: Africa, Religion

This book is a study of the state of Islam in Senegal and of the religious factors that influence it. Islam in Senegal is characterized by the strong intrenchment of a certain number of Sufi brotherhoods. In effect, the majority …

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The Bamana Empire by the Niger: Kingdom, Jihad, and Colonization, 1712-1920
Bamana
Djata, Sundiata A. K.

Subject: Africa

The powerful Bamana state emerged in 1712 and centered around the Middle Niger, where most inhabitants were Bamanas with their own language and religion. It was a sophisticated society with nobles, casted groups, and slaves. The Bamanas built an empire …

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The Golden Age of Islam
golden age of islam
Lombard, Maurice

Subject: Middle East, Religion

In this book, Maurice Lombard portrays the Islamic world as the center of civilization at a time when the West was primitive and backward. Its reach extended from Córdoba to Samarkand, and it maintained and developed the tradition of wealth, …

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