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Anti-Americanism in the Islamic World
Faath, Sigrid

Subject: Middle East, Religion, U.S. History

Anti-Americanism is a far from homogenous phenomenon — even in the Islamic world, where the press would sometimes want to convince us that a near-unanimous hostility to the United States exists. This book, by dint of on-the-ground research into Muslim …

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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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Chinese Travelers to the Early Turkish Republic
Fidan, Giray

Subject: Middle Eastern History, Asian History, Documents and Primary Sources


Edited by Near Eastern Studies Department

By the end of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century, China was in turmoil, facing an existential crisis. Chinese politicians and …

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Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology
Finley, Sir Moses I. (edited by Brent Shaw)

Subject: Europe, World History, History of Slavery, Latin America

Slaves have been exploited in most societies throughout human history. There have, however, been only five genuine slave societies, and of these, two were in antiquity: classical Greece and classical Italy. Here distinguished historian Sir Moses Finley examines those two …

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Puerto Rican Arrival in New York: Narratives of the Migration, 1920–1950
Flores, Juan

Subject: Caribbean, U.S. History

“First to disembark were passengers traveling first class, businessmen, well-to-do families, students. In second class, where I was, there were the emigrants, most of us tabaqueros, or cigar workers. . .”

Thus writes Bernardo Vega in this collection of engaging …

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Las Vanguardias Literarias en Mexico y la America Central: Bibliografia y Antologia Critica
Forster, Merlin H.

Subject: Latin America, World Literature

This book offers complete bibliographical information about the avant-garde in Mexico and Central America and a selection of critical essays about avant-garde movements.

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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The Heritage of Central Asia: From Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion
Frye, Richard N.

Subject: Asia

Central Asia in ancient and medieval times was the crossroads of civilization, connecting China with the West. What we now call Central Asia was part of the empires conquered by Cyrus, Alexander the Great, Timur, and their successors during antiquity …

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Ibn Fadlan’s Journey To Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler From Baghdad to the Volga River
Frye, Richard N., editor

Subject: Asia, Europe, Middle East, Religion

This is the first English translation of the famous Risala, letters by the tenth-century traveler Ibn Fadlan, one of the great medieval travelers in world history, akin to Ibn Battuta. Ibn Fadlan was an Arab missionary sent by the Caliph …

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