Subject: Asia

Pilgrimage to Mecca: The Indian Experience, 1500–1800
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 …

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The Chinese in the 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 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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The Islamic Middle East and Japan: Perceptions, Aspirations, and the Birth of Intra-Asian Modernity
Worringer, Renée, editor

Subject: Asia, Middle East, Religion, World history

Iranian and Ottoman travelers to Japan in the late nineteenth century found a model to admire — a culture that was beginning to take its place in the modern world without sacrificing its traditional culture. Their admiration was bolstered when …

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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 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 Travels of Ibn Battuta to Central Asia
Ibrahimovich, Ibrahimov Nemattula

Subject: Asia, Middle East

The original Travels of Ibn Battuta ranks high amongst the masterpieces of Arabic geographical literature and is of great significance in the understanding of the history of the peoples inhabiting the Central Asian states. In 1325, Ibn Battuta, a traveler …

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta to India, the Spice Islands, and China
Ibn Battuta, author; King, Noël Q., translator; Butters, Albion, M., editor

Subject: Middle Eastern History, World History, Asia, India, China, Religion

The era in which Ibn Baṭṭūṭa traveled to the East was exciting but turbulent, cursed by the Black Plague and the fall of mighty dynasties. His chronicle provides a first-hand account of increased globalization due to the rise of …

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Toward Pearl Harbor: The Diplomatic Exchange Between Japan Japan and the United States, 1889-1941
Shaffer, Ralph editor

Subject: Japan, US History

On oil boycott was the crucial factor in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was organized by the U.S. against Japan, which feared economic strangulation, and attacked Pearl Harbor as the culmination of a period of political, economic, and …

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