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Democratic Miners
Democratic Miners (April 1994)
Work and Labor Relations in the Anthracite Coal Industry, 1875-1925
Perry K. Blatz - Author

“Perry K. Blatz has written a solid account of labor-management relations in the anthracite coal fields. It is a study that vividly displays the dynamic interrelationship between capital, labor, and the state on a regional basis....It is well-researched, well-written, and a much-needed study of an important period of American labor history.” —American Historical Review

“I heartily recommend this bo...(Read More)
A Measure of Success
A Measure of Success (March 1994)
Protestants and Public Culture in Antebellum Cleveland
Michael J. McTighe - Author

This book examines the role Protestants played in the formation of the public culture of antebellum Cleveland, a developing commercial city typical of many cities throughout the Midwest. The author analyzes the extent to which, and the way in which, Protestants were able to exercise power in the city, concluding that they achieved a measure of success during the years 1836 to 1860, after which their power began to erode. As a framework for this an...(Read More)
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo
Ritual, Politics, and the City in Fatimid Cairo (March 1994)
Paula Sanders - Author

Provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals.

"This is a totally original contribution to the historical research on the Middle East and on the Islamic world. Sanders' book fills an important lacuna in Middle Eastern historiography. Unlike European historical studies, where the semiological app...(Read More)
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 14
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 14 (February 1994)
The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23
G. Rex Smith - Translator

This volume covers the years 21-23/641-43 of the caliphate of 'Umar b. al-Khattab. It can be divided into two distinct and almost equal parts: the first concerning the Muslim conquests in Iran and the east, and the second concerning 'Umar himself, his assassination, and an assessment of the caliph and the man.

The volume begins with the caliphal order to the Muslim troops, recently victorious at the famous battle of Nihawand in 21/641, to pen...(Read More)
Mediaevalia Volume #17, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #17, Issue #1 (1991)
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor
John D. Niles - Guest editor

ACTA Volume #21
ACTA Volume #21 (January 1994)
Medieval Food and Drink
Mary-Jo Arn - Editor

Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery (December 1993)
Palmira Brummett - Author

This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts of claims to universal sovereignty, Levantine power politics, and the struggle for control of the oriental trade. Challenging the notion that the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire was merely a reactive economic entity driven by the impulse to te...(Read More)
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East (December 1993)
Struggles, Histories, Historiographies
Zachary Lockman - Editor

This book brings together for the first time the work of many of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East working-class history. Using historical material from nineteenth-century Syria, late Ottoman Anatolia, republican Turkey, Egypt from the late nineteenth century through the Sadat period, Iran before and after the overthrow of the Shah, and Ba`thist Iraq, the authors explore different forms and interpretations of working-class identity, ...(Read More)
The Politics of Public Memory
The Politics of Public Memory (July 1993)
Tourism, History, and Ethnicity in Monterey, California
Martha K. Norkunas - Author

This book examines American public culture and the means by which communities in the U.S. reconstruct the past and reinterpret the present in the development of tourism. Norkunas shows how public culture is not confined to just museums or monuments, but can be constructed on many different levels and in different settings, such as community ethnicity, natural setting (environment), literary landscape, and history. In her case study of Monterey, th...(Read More)
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 11 (April 1993)
The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13
Khalid Yahya Blankinship - Translator

Although this volume deals with the part of al-Tabari's History covering the years 12 and 13 (633-35), in the caliphates of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and 'Umar b. al-Khattab, the narratives contained in it, which are lengthy and detailed, are concerned with the first Muslim conquests in Iraq and Syria. Although it might be expected, therefore, that this volume would be a basic source for these conquests, the actual value of the bulk of the reported traditi...(Read More)
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