Subject: World History

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Old New Land
Old_New_Land
Herzl, Theodor (edited by Jacques Kornberg)

Subject: Middle East, World History, World Literature, Jewish Studies

The first publication of Old New Land in 1902 forever altered the world’s perception of the Middle East. The book was a nineteenth-century utopian blueprint for a modern state of Israel. There were Jewish settlers in Palestine, and zionist ideas had …

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One Frenchman, Four Revolutions: General Ferrand and the Peoples of the Caribbean
One_Frenchman
Picó, Fernando

Subject: Caribbean

This book is about the world in which the French general Marie-Louis Ferrand thrived and in which he ultimately lost his life. He can be seen as an overarching link between the four revolutions from 1775 to 1825 through which …

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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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Starting With Food: Culinary Approaches to Ottoman History
Starting_Food
Singer, Amy, editor

Subject: Middle East

Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume places the …

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Sudan in Turmoil: Hasan al-Turabi and the Islamist State, 1989-2003
Sudan_Turmoil
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
African_Diaspora
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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The Agony of Asar: A Thesis on Slavery by the Former Slave—Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein, 1717–1747
Agony_of_Asar
Capitein, Jacobus (translated by Grant Parker)

Subject: Africa, History of Slavery, World History

“Scholars and readers the world over thank Grant Parker for giving us both the first English translation of Capitein’s manuscript and a brilliant analysis of its significance.” — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Agony of Asar is the first …

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The Chinese in the Caribbean
Chinese_Caribbean
Wilson, Andrew, editor

Subject: Asia, Caribbean, World History

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce …

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The Cold War in Europe: Era of a Divided Continent
Cold_War
Maier, Charles S., editor

Subject: Europe, World History

Now that the Cold War is over, this book is especially timely: it analyzes and summarizes the events that ushered in an epoch of history nearly fifty years ago, and provides an analysis of the forces that were suppressed or …

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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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