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  • Colonialism

    Colonialism
    av Jurgen Osterhammel

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763401

    Osterhammel's book represents a new approach to the subject. The concise but sweeping study encompasses the process of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Virtually all other studies to date have lo…

  • Starting with Food

    Starting with Food

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765146

    Food is a marker of identity, culture, and class, and it denotes power, routine, leisure, and celebration. Despite its importance to every aspect of historical research, this topic has not been sufficiently explored in Ottoman history. This volume p…

  • Eunuchs and Castrati

    Eunuchs and Castrati
    av Piotr O. Scholz

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762015

    This study of eunuchs guides readers as they travel through various lands and periods, familiarizing themselves with the duties and responsibilities, the unspeakable torments and the passions and joys of these individuals. Eunuchs were not simply ""…

  • The Akan People in Africa and the Diaspora

    The Akan People in Africa and the Diaspora
    av Kwasi Konadu

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765870

    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 created numero…

  • Hidden Lives of Jews and Africans

    Hidden Lives of Jews and Africans
    av Jonathan Schorsch

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558766303

    The 16th and 17th-century Iberian Atlantic was a turbulent world of adventurers, transatlantic slave trade, forced conversion to Catholicism, and underground societies. Africans and converted Jews were persecuted by the Inquisition. This book draws…

  • Political Words and Ideas in Islam

    Political Words and Ideas in Islam
    av Bernard Lewis

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764248

    Brings together eleven essays on Islamic political thought by Bernard Lewis, a scholar in middle eastern studies. This title provides a treatment of fundamental Islamic political terms. It also provide the background that is essential to understandi…

  • The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the III-IX Century

    The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the III-IX Century
    av Alexandre Popovic

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761636

    The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq in the III/IX Century is the only full-length study on the revolt o f the Zanj. Scholars of slavery, the African diaspora and th e Middle East have lauded Popovic''s work. '

  • Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia

    Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764989

    In the twentieth century, north-central Namibia experienced both dramatic deforestation and reforestation as a result of population pressure. It also witnessed the de-globalization of a pre-colonial global resource - cattle. Since the early 1960's,…

  • The Agony of Asar

    The Agony of Asar
    av Jacobus Eliza Johannes Capitein

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761261

    This dissertation is written by an African slave. He was brought to Holland by his owner, and educated at the University of Leiden with grants from wealthy burghers. Thereafter he returned to Guinea as a missionary. His analysis presents an intellec…

  • The First Sultan of Zanzibar

    The First Sultan of Zanzibar
    av Beatrice Nicolini

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765443

    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, and pirates looted, adventurers sought their fo…

  • Black Rebels

    Black Rebels

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762138

    An exploration of African-American freedom fighters in Jamaica, presenting a history of resistance instead of a history of domination. The context of marronage is carefully established: the plantation system as an economic and ideological machine fu…

  • Black Rebels

    Black Rebels

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762121

    An exploration of African-American freedom fighters in Jamaica, presenting a history of resistance instead of a history of domination. The context of marronage is carefully established: the plantation system as an economic and ideological machine fu…

  • The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine

    The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine
    av Horst Bredekamp Germany)

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760936

    The ""Kunstkammer"" was a display of art and oddities amassed by wealthy Europeans during the 16th to 18th centuries. This text explores the relations between art, science and scholarship in early modern Europe, advancing the view that the baroque K…

  • Medieval West Africa

    Medieval West Africa

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763050

    Kingdoms arose during the early centuries of the Common Era across a wide region of West Africa. A rich source of information about West Africa is available in the Arabic sources written by geographers and chroniclers in the Muslim world between the…

  • Medieval West Africa

    Medieval West Africa

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763043

    Kingdoms arose during the early centuries of the Common Era across a wide region of West Africa. A rich source of information about West Africa is available in the Arabic sources written by geographers and chroniclers in the Muslim world between the…

  • Beyond Fragmentation

    Beyond Fragmentation

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763579

    This is the first reader that goes beyond the fragmentation between Spanish, British, Dutch, and French Caribbean history to explain slavery, emancipation, colonization and decolonization in the region. The contributors to this pan-Caribbean approac…

  • Slavery in Islamic Middle East

    Slavery in Islamic Middle East

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761698

    Slavery in Islamic Middle East examines the institution of slavery in Islam in a range of cultural setti ngs. It includes partial translation of the memoirs of the F rench physician, Louis Frank. '

  • The Golden Trade of the Moors

    The Golden Trade of the Moors

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760912

    An account of the golden trade of the Moors, and a source book on Saharan trade routes, caravan organization and Sudanese history. The author covers anthropology and economic geography as well as history, as he examines and explores the hot little t…

  • A People's History of Latin America

    A People's History of Latin America
    av Hernan Horna

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765788

    The history of Latin America has been written principally with a top-down approach that focuses on the leaders and the privileged. Hernán Horna brings us a history that centers on the experience of Native Americans, blacks, and the poor, and examine…

  • A People's History of Latin America

    A People's History of Latin America
    av Hernan Horna

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765771

    The history of Latin America has been written principally with a top-down approach that focuses on the leaders and the privileged. Hernán Horna brings us a history that centers on the experience of Native Americans, blacks, and the poor, and examine…

  • Th Ancient South Arabia

    Th Ancient South Arabia
    av Klaus Schippman

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762350

    At a crossroads between Africa, Asia, and Europe, the South Arabian kingdoms were major commercial and cultural players in world history. Their art and architecture, and especially their irrigation system, featuring a gigantic dam high in the mounta…

  • The Price of Blood

    The Price of Blood
    av Bernard Diederich

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765290

    This is the terrifying history of how Dr. Fran ois "Papa Doc" Duvalier used terrorism to reach power, and how he institutionalized terrorism as a weapon of the State. The book reports in detail the stories of the many unsuccessful attempts to end Pa…

  • The Price of Blood

    The Price of Blood
    av Bernard Diederich

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765283

  • One Frenchman, Four Revolutions

    One Frenchman, Four Revolutions
    av Fernando Pico

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765627

    This book is about the world in which the French general Marie-Louis Ferrand thrived and in which he ultimately lost his life. He can be seen as an overarching link between the four revolutions from 1775 to 1825 through which he lived. He was a pira…

  • One Frenchman, Four Revolutions

    One Frenchman, Four Revolutions
    av Fernando Pico

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765610

    This book is about the world in which the French general Marie-Louis Ferrand thrived and in which he ultimately lost his life. He can be seen as an overarching link between the four revolutions from 1775 to 1825 through which he lived. He was a pira…

  • Puerto Rican Arrival in New York

    Puerto Rican Arrival in New York
    av Juan Flores

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763623

    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…

  • Political Cartoons in the Middle East

    Political Cartoons in the Middle East

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761575

    The imagery of political cartoons in the Middle East can provide an insight into how Middle Eastern societies think. By combining the indigenous comic tradition of shadow plays with the imported western print form, and by drawing on both visual and…

  • Bon Papa

    Bon Papa
    av Bernard Diederich

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764651

    This is Haiti, pearl of the Antilles, during the presidency of General Paul E. (Bon Papa) Magloire (1950-56). It was an exciting time, when Haitians stood tall, and their country flourished, as reported in the pages of the Haiti Sun newspaper. It wa…

  • The Kurds

    The Kurds
    av Michael M. Gunter

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558766419

    Donald Trump betrayed the Kurds, America’s most reliable allies in the fight against ISIS, by announcing in a tweet that US troops would withdraw from Syria. Betrayal is nothing new in Kurdish history, especially by Western powers. The Kurds,…

  • The Kurds

    The Kurds
    av Michael M. Gunter

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558766402

    Donald Trump betrayed the Kurds, America’s most reliable allies in the fight against ISIS, by announcing in a tweet that US troops would withdraw from Syria. Betrayal is nothing new in Kurdish history, especially by Western powers. The Kurds,…

  • History of a Slave

    History of a Slave
    av H. H. Johnston

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765535

    First published: London: Kegan, Paul, TrenchCo., 1889.

  • Ravensbruck

    Ravensbruck
    av Jack Morrison

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762190

    As the war progressed, camp life deteriorated. More and more victims were concentrated in Ravensbruck, and the Nazis installed a gas chamber. About 140,000 Ravensbruck inmates did not survive the war. In 1945 life in Ravensbruck came to an abrupt en…

  • Stella

    Stella
    av Emeric Bergeaud

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765955

    Stella, the first Haitian novel, combines descriptions of moving scenes with factual accounts of the 13 years of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). Stella is an epic saga and chapter headings refer to major events in Haiti's history and the major h…

  • Stella

    Stella
    av Emeric Bergeaud

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765948

    Stella, the first Haitian novel, combines descriptions of moving scenes with factual accounts of the 13 years of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). Stella is an epic saga and chapter headings refer to major events in Haiti's history and the major h…

  • Born at the Battlefield of Gettysburg

    Born at the Battlefield of Gettysburg
    av Harriette C. Rinaldi

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763326

    The story Rinaldi relates is emblematic of the fate of countless others whose lives were shaped by the scourge of slavery. The protagonist's mother, a daughter of free blacks in Philadelphia, was kidnapped from her parents by slave catchers. After t…

  • The Travels of William Wells Brown, Including the Narrative of William Wells Brown, a Fugitive Slave, and the American Fugitive in Europe, Sketches of Places and People Abroad

    The Travels of William Wells Brown, Including the Narrative of William Wells Brown, a Fugitive Slave, and the American Fugitive in Europe, Sketches of Places and People Abroad
    av William Wells Brown

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760431

    This is the remarkable story of two trips by a fugitive slave. One is the dramatic and poignant journey of a humiliated slave up the Mississippi to the North, into freedom. The second is a glorious voyage to Europe of the same man, now an elegant an…

  • Haiti Anthology

    Haiti Anthology

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762305

    Haiti's dramatic history, pressing social problems, and rich culture make it one of the most fascinating nations in the Americas. This book aims to reflect some of Haiti's extraordinary diversity through the best of writing. While many journalistic…

  • Islamic Art and Literature

    Islamic Art and Literature

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762336

    Edited by Oleg Grabar, one of the leading experts in Islamic art history, along with Cynthia Robinson, this book breaks new ground in the field of Middle Eastern art history. While illuminated manuscripts from Persia and the Arab world are outstandi…

  • The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire
    av Saraiya Faroqhi

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764491

    In a concise and colourful style, Saraiya Faroqui lays out the history of one of the most powerful empires of the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern era. At its height, the Ottoman Empire spread over three continents and matched the size of the Roman…

  • Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life

    Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764835

    Hailed as a 'masterpiece' in ""NewsWeek"" magazine by Yale art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, the life history of Benjy Lopez is now available in an expanded edition which includes Benjy Lopez' return and life in Puerto Rico as a successful busin…

  • Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life

    Reflections on a Puerto Rican Life

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764842

    Hailed as a 'masterpiece' in ""NewsWeek"" magazine by Yale art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, the life history of Benjy Lopez is now available in an expanded edition which includes Benjy Lopez' return and life in Puerto Rico as a successful busin…

  • The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire
    av Suraiya Faroqhi

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764484

    In a concise and colourful style, Saraiya Faroqui lays out the history of one of the most powerful empires of the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern era. At its height, the Ottoman Empire spread over three continents and matched the size of the Roman…

  • Space and History in the Caribbean

    Space and History in the Caribbean
    av Oruno D. Lara

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764019

    From Christopher Columbus to the modern vacationer, outside observers have looked upon the Caribbean as a paradise on earth. However, behind the images of sea, sun, sand, and sex are the scars of a troubled history. Oruno Lara presents the story of…

  • Bitter Bonds

    Bitter Bonds
    av Leonard Blusse

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762534

    In 17th-century Batavia, Cornelia von Nijenroode, the daughter of a geisha and a Dutch merchant in Japan, was known as ""Otemba"" (meaning ""untamable""), which made her a heroine to modern Japanese feminists. A wealthy widow and enterprising busine…

  • Lamu: History, Society, and Family in an East African Port City

    Lamu: History, Society, and Family in an East African Port City
    av Patricia W. Romero

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761063

    A history of Lamu, once an important East African port city, now an unspoiled tourist destination. It covers the impact of slavery and the slave trade, the introduction of British colonial rule, health issues, agricultural practices, religious and c…

  • Inward Hunger

    Inward Hunger
    av Eric Williams

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763876

    This is the first paperback edition of the autobiography of the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. When the author, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was a lad, his country was a British Crown Colony, and its government offered on…

  • The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam

    The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762749

    For every gallon of ink that has been spilt on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its consequences, only one very small drop has been spent on the study of the forced migration of black Africans into the Mediterranean world of Islam. From the ninth…

  • The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam

    The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558762756

    For every gallon of ink that has been spilt on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its consequences, only one very small drop has been spent on the study of the forced migration of black Africans into the Mediterranean world of Islam. From the ninth…

  • Afghanistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century

    Afghanistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century
    av Pierre Centlivres, Micheline Centlivres-Demont

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765245

    Two prominent anthropologists describe their long "journey" with the Afghan people, a journey that lasted thirty years and was punctuated by the events that caused Afghanistan's transformation from the monarchic state of Zaher Shah to Daoud's republ…

  • The Age of the Caliphs

    The Age of the Caliphs
    av Bertold Spuler

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760950

    A concise history of the Muslim countries. It begins with Rome and Persia and the pre-Islamic Bedouins and ends with the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols (1258), and in the West with the fall of Granada to the Christians (1492). The author seeks to un…

  • The New Face of Lebanon

    The New Face of Lebanon
    av William Harris

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558763920

    This is the updated an enlarged edition of ""Faces of Lebanon"". It includes the murder of Hariri, the Syrian withdrawal of Lebanon and the UN investigation. It takes into account recent events in the country, which will be available in December 200…

  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    av Michael Zeuske

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765689

    All over Latin America, and especially in the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez, Latin America’s liberator, Simón Bolívar, is a political idol and symbol of that continent’s new political self-confidence. The legends about him remain alive and ha…

  • Simon Bolivar

    Simon Bolivar
    av Michael Zeuske

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765672

    Simón Bolívar has been for two hundred years a political idol of and symbolic figure for both left and right politicians. The author examines the real historical figure, as well as the dimensions of the myth around him.

  • African Identity in Asia

    African Identity in Asia
    av Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764729

    In contrast to the dispersion of slaves across the Atlantic, African movement to Asia has received scant attention. However, Britain's commemoration in 2007 of the bicentennial of its abolishing the trans-Atlantic slave trade has now stimulated inte…

  • African Identity in Asia

    African Identity in Asia
    av Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558764712

    In contrast to the dispersion of slaves across the Atlantic, African movement to Asia has received scant attention. However, Britain's commemoration in 2007 of the bicentennial of its abolishing the trans-Atlantic slave trade has now stimulated inte…

  • The Lamu History: Society and Family in an East African Port City

    The Lamu History: Society and Family in an East African Port City
    av Patricia W. Romero

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761070

    A history of Lamu, once an important East African port city, now an unspoiled tourist destination. It covers the impact of slavery and the slave trade, the introduction of British colonial rule, health issues, agricultural practices, religious and c…

  • Frontiers, Plantations, and Walled Cities

    Frontiers, Plantations, and Walled Cities
    av Luis Martinez

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765122

    In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Hispanic Caribbean was fundamentally a plantation economy dominated mainly by the world sugar market. The politics were shaped by revolutions, political coups, wars, and elections, resulting in an end o…

  • Frontiers, Plantations, and Walled Cities

    Frontiers, Plantations, and Walled Cities
    av Luis Martinez

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765115

    In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Hispanic Caribbean was fundamentally a plantation economy dominated mainly by the world sugar market. The politics were shaped by revolutions, political coups, wars, and elections, resulting in an end o…

  • Beauty in Arabic Culture

    Beauty in Arabic Culture
    av Doris Behrens- Abouseif

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558761995

    Although beauty, in the pre-modern Arab world, was enjoyed and promoted almost everywhere, Islam does not possess a general theory on aesthetics or a systematic theory of the arts. This is a study of the Arabic discourse on beauty. The author had to…

  • Mongol Period

    Mongol Period
    av Bertold Spuler

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760790

    A history of the Muslim world during the Mongol period. The author offers a bird's-eye view of both the Mongols and the countries with whom they came into contact and conflict, including the Great Mongol Empire, the Ilkhans in Persia, the Russian Do…

  • Puerto Rico's Revolt for Independence

    Puerto Rico's Revolt for Independence
    av Olga Jimenez de Wagenheim

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760714

    This text interprets Puerto Rico's attempt to end its colonial dependence on Spain. It examines the policies within Puerto Rico that led to the 1868 rebellion known as El Grito de Lares, and explores why the movement began decades after Spain's othe…

  • The Siege of Magdala

    The Siege of Magdala
    av Volker Matthies

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558765528

    In 1867-68, a petty diplomatic dispute between Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II and Queen Victoria led to one of the strangest and most dramatic military campaigns in history. The British Indian Army, with 60,000 men, 30,000 elephants, mules and horses…