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Ethnography

  • The Hands of Peaceby Marione Ingram; Thelton Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects... more...

  • Genghis Khanby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 32.50

    From an acclaimed historian, a new and definitive biography of the great Mongol conqueror, Genghis Khan more...

  • Strategien des Gehörtwerdensby Kirsten Staudt

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    100 Jahre nach der Vertreibung und Ermordung der Armenier im Osmanischen Reich stößt die Völkermordfrage in Frankreich und Deutschland auf unterschiedliche politische Resonanz. Während die Anliegen der armenischen Diaspora in der französischen Politik immer wieder starke Unterstützung finden, gibt sich Deutschland zurückhaltender. Worin bestehen die... more...

  • Burning Beethovenby Erik Kirschbaum; Herbert W. Stupp

    Berlinica Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 7.99

    This illuminating exposé on a dark chapter of American history tells how the flourishing German culture in the United States was wiped out by a fury of anti-German hysteria during World War I. American patriots eradicated the German language from schools, churches, and newspapers. Germans, once America?s biggest, proudest, and most successful ethnic... more...

  • Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955by Steven T. Katz; Seán Hand

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Despite an outpouring of scholarship on the Holocaust, little work has focused on what happened to Europe?s Jewish communities after the war ended. And unlike many other European nations in which the majority of the Jewish population perished, France had a significant post?war Jewish community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Post-Holocaust... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Exiles in Sepharadby Jeffrey Gorsky

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 24.95

    The dramatic one-thousand-year history of Jews in Spain comes to life in Exiles in Sepharad . Jeffrey Gorsky vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history, from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews,... more...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...

  • The Armenian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guideby Alan Whitehorn; Alan Whitehorn

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    The Armenian Genocide has often been considered a template for subsequent genocides and is one of the first genocides of the 20th century. As such, it holds crucial historical significance, and it is critically important that today's students understand this case study of inhumanity. This book provides a much-needed, long-overdue reference volume... more...

  • Dancing with the Enemyby Paul Glaser

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    When Paul Glaser discovered his Aunt Rosie?s remarkable wartime diaries, photographs and letters he was shocked: he had been raised as a Catholic, and had no knowledge of his Jewish heritage. But the story he was to uncover and reconstruct was one far larger and more dramatic than he could have ever imagined. Rosie Glaser was a magnetic force – hopeful,... more...