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The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica

Subtitle
A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition

Stanley Mirvis

An in-depth look at the Portuguese Jews of Jamaica and their connections to broader European and Atlantic trade networks Based on last wills and testaments composed by Jamaican…

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Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions

Subtitle
Creating the American Republic

James Hrdlicka

Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions highlights documents that tell the story of American constitutionalism from the founding era through to the turn of the 20th century…

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From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes

Subtitle
The British Honours System in the Twentieth Century

Tobias Harper

In the twentieth century, the British Crown appointed around a hundred thousand people - military and civilian - in Britain and the British Empire to honours and titles. For…

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Colossal Ambitions

Subtitle
Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World

Adrian Brettle

Leading politicians, diplomats, clerics, planters, farmers, manufacturers, and merchants preached a transformative, world-historical role for the Confederacy, persuading many of…

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The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan

Edited by Yasmin Saikia and M. Raisur Rahman

Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898), Sir Sayyid/Syed for many, is well known for his pivotal role in the foundation of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College that became Aligarh Muslim…

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Opting for the Best

Subtitle
Oughts and Options

Douglas W. Portmore

We ought to opt for the best-that is, we ought to choose the option that is best in terms of whatever ultimately matters. So, if maximizing happiness is what ultimately matters,…

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Hamka's Great Story

Subtitle
A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia

James R. Rush

Hamka’s Great Story presents Indonesia through the eyes of an impassioned, popular thinker who believed that Indonesians and Muslims everywhere should embrace the thrilling…

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Women and Peace in the Islamic World

Subtitle
Gender, Agency and Influence

Edited by Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines

How realistic is the prospect of peace in the Muslim world? This question is the predominant focus for global analysis today, but its debate frequently ignores the cultural and…

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Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia

Subtitle
Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnes Kefeli

In the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire’s Middle Volga region (today’s Tatarstan) was the site of a prolonged struggle between Russian Orthodoxy and Islam, each of which…

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Beyond Violence

Subtitle
Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944–48

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj

This book tells a story of Polish and Slovak Holocaust survivors returning to homes that no longer existed in the aftermath of the Second World War. It focuses on their daily…