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Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)

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Works: 1,604 works in 1,847 publications in 1 language and 141,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature 
Roles: Other
Classifications: DT387.8, 963.056
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Most widely held works by Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of the period from the eighth to the eighteenth centuries, the Muslim world was dominant in terms both of geographical spread and creativity. Today Muslims account for one fifth of the world's population. Yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West of what Islam really is. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this paradox. Dismantling the western perception of Islam as a monolithic culture, they examine the economic basis of Muslim societies. their social ordering, their forms of knowledge and its transmission, and their expression in art, architecture and in the courtly arts and their modern developments. Particular emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the Islamic world and the West - both share many of the same religious, intellectual and cultural roots. The book demonstrates that it is only recently that western ways came to dominate. Both civilizations owe much to one another
Somalia : a country study( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A researcher for Human Rights Watch describes the refugee camp in Dadaab, home to those fleeing civil war in Somalia, and highlights the life of various residents, including a former child soldier, a schoolgirl and a youth leader. --Publisher
Uganda : a country study( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudan : a country study( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of maps by Denis Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead -- through the mapmaker's bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exists in the absence of maps -- a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones -- they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Gould's AIDS map, Tom Van Sant's map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a child's drawing of the world. - Back cover
History--remembered, recovered, invented by Bernard Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ethiopian War, 1935-1941 by Angelo Del Boca( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of the Italian-Ethiopian War by George W Baer( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the causes of the Italian-Ethiopian War of 1936, Mussolini's plans for invasion and Ethiopia's defense, and the European aftermath
The Ethiopian crisis, touchstone of appeasement? by Ludwig Frederick Schaefer( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabs and the world : Nasser's Arab nationalist policy by Charles Davis Cremeans( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social stratification in Africa by Arthur Tuden( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopia; the modernization of autocracy by Robert L Hess( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days of emperor and clown; the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 by James Dugan( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopia: its people, its society, its culture by George A Lipsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wax & gold : tradition and innovation in Ethiopian culture by Donald N Levine( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author discusses the history and future of Ethiopian society. The author uses social sciences to discuss the positive and negative effects of modernization on traditional Ethiopian society
Spear and scepter; army, police, and politics in tropical Africa by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on the civilization of Islam. by H. A. R Gibb( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen articles dealing with a wide range of topics from Sufism and the Koran to law and literature of the Islamic society
Oral literature in Africa by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based only on the more obvious sources and is intended as an introduction, not as a comprehensive account. Only some examples are given from a huge field and experts in particular areas will be able to point to exceptions and omissions. Some of the conclusions too may turn out to be controversial; indeed the author hopes to stimulate further publications and study. On each chapter and each section more research could take the subject much further. But in spite of these limitations, the general purpose of the book will be fulfilled to show that African oral literature is a subject worthy of study and interest, and to provoke further research in this fascinating but too often neglected field
Qataban and Sheba : exploring the ancient kingdoms on the Biblical spice routes of Arabia by Wendell Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the ancient kingdoms on the Biblical spice routes of Arabia
 
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The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world
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Somalia : a country studyThe Periplus of the Erythraean SeaThe power of maps
Alternative Names
Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)

Library of Congress. Hebraic Section. Thomas Leiper Kane Collection

Library of Congress Thomas Leiper Kane Collection

Thomas Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)

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English (30)