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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 Bitter Legacy: African Slavery Past and Present
Klein, Martin, Alice Bellagamba, Sandra Greene, Editors

Subject: Africa, Slavery

This collection of essays explores the ways that memories of African slavery and the slave trade persist into the present, as well as the effect those memories have in shaping political, social, economic, and religious behavior today. The …

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The Akan People: A Documentary History
Konadu, Kwasi

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

The 25-million-strong Akan, a cultural-linguistic group found predominantly in present-day Ghana and to a lesser extent Togo and Ivory Coast, has established a legacy as widely known as its bright kente cloth. From the fourth century on, the Akan created …

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The Akan People in Africa and the Diaspora: A Historical Reader
Konadu, Kwasi

Subject: African History

This is a collection of key essays about the Akan people, their history, and their culture. The Akans are an ethnic group from West Africa, predominately Ghana and Togo, of roughly 25 million people. From the twelfth century on, Akans …

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History: The Last Things Before The Last
Kracauer, Siegried , Kristeller, Paul Oskar

Subject: European History

“The late Siegfried Kracauer was best known as a historian and critic of the cinema. His main intellectual preoccupation during the last years of his life was the relation between past and present, and the relation between histories in different …

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Holy City on the Nile: Omdurman During the Mahdiyya, 1885–1898
Kramer, Robert S.

Subject: Africa, Religion, Middle East

The late 19th century of the Common Era also marked the end of the 13th Islamic century, a time when millions of Muslims—especially in sub-Saharan Africa—fervently expected the arrival of a Mahdi, a “divinely guided one,” who would fill the …

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Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia: Global Consequences of Local Contradictions
Kreike, Emmanuel

Subject: Africa

Colonial rule, the capitalist market, and population growth contributed to dramatic environmental changes in twentieth-century north-central Namibia. Moreover, as discussed in Jared Diamond’s acclaimed bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, biological invasions and modern technology paved the way for colonial rule, …

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