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Faces of Lebanon: Sects, Wars, and Global Extensions
Harris, William

Subject: Middle East

“If there’s a gaping hole in your knowledge of the Middle East just north of Israel, Harris’s straightforward, thorough guide to Lebanon will more than plug the gap. Harris, a visiting professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, past …

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Family Chronicle: An Odyssey from Russia to America
Reznikoff, Charles

Subject: Europe, U.S. History

This remarkably moving and often funny saga becomes the collective memoir of the celebrated American poet and his family. Drawing upon the childhood stories of his parents, the author weaves together narratives that portray life in 19th-century provincial Russia, capture …

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First Sultan of Zanzibar: Scrambling for Power in the Nineteenth-Century Indian Ocean
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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Leo Frobenius on African History, Art, and Culture: An Anthology
Frobenius, Leo (edited by Eike Haberland; preface by Léopold Sédar Senghor)

Subject: Africa, Archaeology, Art History

Leo Frobenius’ pivotal works on African culture represented a landmark study in ethnography. His writings, when discovered by young African intellectuals studying in Europe in the early 1900s, reverberated throughout the community of Africans in search of cultural legitimacy. Frobenius …

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From Berber State to Moroccan Empire: The Glory of Fez Under the Marinids
Shatzmiller, Maya

Subject: Africa, Middle East, Religion

“A masterpiece of historical scholarship”–Midwest Book Review (March 2020)

Medieval Fez was a main center of education, art, and commerce from the 13th to the 16th centuries after the Berber tribe of the Marinids seized power in Morocco and moved …

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From Marxism to Judaism: Collected Essays of Will Herberg
Herberg, Will

Subject: Religion

This is the first book of essays by Will Herberg. His writings have had a major impact on American intellectual and political thought. They represent milestones of a spectrum of ideological stances, comprising American Marxism and conservatism as well as …

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From Plotzk to Boston: A Young Girl’s Journey from Russia to the Promised Land
Antin, Mary (edited by Pamela S. Nadell)

Subject: Europe, U.S. History, Jewish Studies

From Plotzk to Boston was written while the memory of the journey was still fresh, when Mary Antin was just 13 years old. She describes her family’s frightening and exciting journey to America in the 1890s. Like thousands of other …

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Frontiers, Plantations & Walled Cities: Society, Culture & Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean, 1800–1945
Martínez-Fernández, Luis

Subject: Caribbean

For decades, the Hispanic Caribbean has eluded attempts by historians striving to view and analyze Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as a region rather than as isolated insular units. Focusing on similarities instead of differences and applying comparative …

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Fundaciones: Canon, Historia y Cultura Nacional
González-Stephan, Beatriz

Subject: Latin America

The first edition received the prestigious Primo Casa de las Americas Prize in 1987 and has become a classic of literary historiography. This is a corrected and updated edition.


Germany and the Middle East: 1871–1945
Schwanitz, Wolfgang G., editor

Subject: Europe, Middle East

Before World War II, Germany intended to set up a greater Arabia under the influence of the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan. But the war changed everything. Now the Middle East became a potential battlefield at the crossroads …

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