Subject: Middle East

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The Last Great Muslim Empires: History of the Muslim World
Kissling, Hans J. et al. (translated and adapted by F.R.C. Bagley)

Subject: Middle East, Religion, World History

“Islamic history feeds into world history … Islamic civilization became a global phenomenon, for example, in its capacity to receive and absorb culture from one end of the world and then pass it on to other parts of the world. …

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The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic
Harris, William

Subject: Middle East: Israel/Palestine/Levant, World History

One of the “10 Must-Read Books on the Evolution of Terrorism in the Middle East” — The Wall Street Journal

In the wake of the November terrorist attack in Paris, the Wall Street Journal asked several experts for book recommendations …

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The Middle East Economy: Decline and Recovery
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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The Mongol Period: History of the Muslim World
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 …

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The New Face of Lebanon: History’s Revenge
Harris, William

Subject: Middle East

Outstanding Academic Book of the Year, CHOICE Magazine

Once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, Lebanon in the late 1980s was considered a failed state: strife prevailed among Maronite Christians, Sunnis, Shiites, Druze, and Palestinians. Now, …

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The Ottoman Balkans, 1750–1830
Anscombe, Frederick F.

Subject: Europe, Middle East

“The decades after 1750 saw the Ottoman Empire undergo tremendous stresses that culminated in the first stirrings of nationalism among Christian subjects and an irrevocable commitment to reform by the Muslim state. By 1830, Serbs and Greeks had fought successfully …

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The Ottoman Empire: A Short History
Faroqhi, Suraiya (translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Middle East

In a concise and colorful style, Suraiya Faroqhi lays out the history of one of the most powerful empires of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern era. At its height, the Ottoman Empire spread over three continents and …

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The Puerto Ricans: A Documentary History 2020 Edition
de Wagenheim, Olga Jiménez and Kal Wagenheim, Luis Martînz-Fernandez, editors

Subject: Puerto Rican History, Caribbean History, US History

The new edition includes a combination of documents and articles that touch upon some of the most important developments since 2006. Among those are the financial crisis that exploded in 2015 and its consequences, Hurricane Maria and its …

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The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the 3rd/9th Century
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 Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil
al Shihabi, Ali, Haykel Bernard

Subject: Middle Eastern History

The Saudi Kingdom: Between the Jihadi Hammer and the Iranian Anvil presents a candid and insightful analysis of Saudi Arabia’s political instability in light of the mounting domestic and international challenges facing the country today. Directly addressing Saudi Arabia’s …

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