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The Ilkhanate: Mongol Rule in Medieval Western Asia, 1256–1335  

George Lane

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Jan 2019
Despite enduring years of adverse and highly critical propaganda and entrenched negative attitudes from both the scholarly world and the general public, the Mongols and successors of ... More

The Ismaili of Central Asia  

Daniel Beben

The Ismailis are one of the largest Muslim minority populations of Central Asia, and they make up the second largest Shiʿi Muslim community globally. First emerging in the second half of ... More

Modern Palestine  

Ilan Pappe

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Mar 2018
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Middle East
The history of Modern Palestine begins somewhere in the 19th century. Writing it, or about it, is a huge challenge. It is very hard to distinguish between the history and the ... More

Modern Saudi Arabia  

Fred H. Lawson

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May 2017
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Middle East
Modern Saudi Arabia emerged in the 1920s as the successor to a collection of local political entities on the Arabian peninsula, whose histories are only starting to be investigated. ... More

Slavery in Islamic Central Asia  

Jeff Eden

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May 2019
By the late 19th century, when much of Islamic Central Asia was conquered by the Russian Empire, the region was home to tens of thousands of slaves. Most of these slaves were Shiʿa Muslims ... More

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