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Hi there! This reading list highlights work about the history of the book that centers (and/or is authored by) people who have historically been excluded from the field. The list includes books, articles, and digital projects about all geographies and time periods, organized by region and date. For a more comprehensive bibliography of women in BH, see http://www.womensbookhistory.org/. If you contribute, consider adding your name to the "contributors" page. The list is moderated by @hralperta.
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AuthorTitletime period [choose from drop-down listregion [no controlled vocab][continent, region, country]y/n this text centers book history outside of europe & the U.S.y/n this study centers people of colory/n this study centers queer and/or gender queer peopley/n this study centers disabled peopley/n this study centers womennotes
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Watts, Richardc20Africa, France, Caribbeanyesyesnonono
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Terri Ochiagha A Short History of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (Nov. 2018)c20Africa, Nigeriayesyes
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Ballantyne, Tony, Lachy Paterson, and Angela Wanhalla (editors)
Indigenous Textual CulturesotherAfrica, North America, Oceaniayesyesnonono
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Elizabeth Le Roux‘Miriam Tlali and Ravan Press: Politics and Power in Literary Publishing during the Apartheid Period’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 44(3): 431–446. Free eprint available at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/e3c35ac49W79v2WN2vH9/fullc20Africa, South Africa
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Elizabeth Le RouxA social history of the university presses in apartheid South Africa: Between complicity and resistancec20Africa, South Africayesyes
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Carmen Arellano Hoffmann, Peer Schmidt, Xavier Noguez
Libros y escritura de tradición indígena: ensayos sobre los códices prehispánicos y coloniales de México
precolonialAmerica, Mesoamerica & New Spainyesyes
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Carlos AbrahamLa Editorial Tor: Medio siglo de libros popularesc20Americas, Argentinayesnononono
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Craig EppelinLate Book Culture in ArgentinacontemporaryAmericas, Argentinayesnononono
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Damian Bil and Lucas Poy PineiroTrabajo no libre en la Penitenciaria Nacional de Buenos Aires: El caso de los talleres graficos, 1877-1917c19Americas, Argentinayesnononono
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Richard NewmanBlack Access: A Bibliography of Afro-American Bibliographiesc19Americas, Canadanoyesnonono
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Cristina Herrera and Paula SanmartínReading/Speaking/Writing the Mother Text: Essays on Caribbean Women's Writingc20Americas, Caribbeanyesyesyes
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Gail Low"Cultures of Print in the Caribbean" in The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean Since 1950 (ed. Simon Gikandi, 2016)otherAmericas, Caribbean
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Jessica Gordon-BurroughsStraight Pins, Gauze, and Linotypes: The Cuban Post-Soviet Artists’ Bookc20Americas, Caribbeanyeshttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13569325.2017.1292223
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Julie Chun KimcolonialAmericas, Caribbeanyesyes
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Chelsea StieberThe Haitian Literary Magazine in Francophone Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Production
c19Americas, Caribbean, Haitiyesyes
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David TavárezIndigenous Intellectuals in Colonial Latin AmericacolonialAmericas, Hispanic Americayesyes
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Carlos Aguirre & Ricardo Salvatore, eds.Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en america latina: siglos xix y xxc20Americas, Latin Americayesnononono
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Magali RabasaThe Book in Movement: Autonomous Politics and the Lettered City Underground
c21Americas, Latin AmericayesyesWill be published April 2019 (University of Pittsburgh Press)
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Ricardo D. SalvatoreLibrary accumulation and the emergence of Latin American studiesc20Americas, Latin Americayesnononono
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Carmen Castañeda (ed)Del autor al lectorotherAmericas, Latin AmericayesIt has essays on colonial and modern readers
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Jose Rabasa
Tell Me The Story of How I Conquered You: Elsewheres and Ethnosuicide in the Colonial Mesoamerican World
colonialAmericas, Mexicoyesyesnonoyes
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Jorge Gutiérrez Reyna (ed)Óyeme con los ojos: poesia visual novohispanac17Americas, MexicoyesnonononoReprints of visual poetry from colonial Mexico; accompanied by a commentary text.
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Suarez Rivera, Manuel
Dinastía de tinta y papel. Los Zúñiga y Ontiveros en la cultura novohispana (1756-1825)
c18Americas, Mexicoyesnononono
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Asunción Lavrin, Rosalva Loreto López (eds.)Monjas y beatas: la escritura femenina en la espiritualidad barroca novohispana: siglos XVII y XVIIIcolonialAmericas, New Spainyesyes
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Olivia Moreno GamboaLa librería de Luis Mariano de Ibarra. Ciudad de México. 1730-1750c18Americas, New Spainyesno
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José Abel Ramos SorianoLos delincuentes de papel: Inquisición y libros en la Nueva España (1571-1820)colonialAmericas, New Spainyes
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Albert PalaciosPreventing “Heresy”: Censorship and Privilege in Mexican Publishing, 1590–1612c16Americas, New Spainyes
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Carmen CastañedacolonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Carmen CastañedaImprenta, impresores y periódicos en Guadalajara, 1793-1811colonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Dana LiebsohnScript and Glyphc16Americas, New Spainyesyes
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Emma Rivas MatacolonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Hortensia Calvo“The Politics of Print: The Historiography of the Book in Early Spanish America"colonialAmericas, new spainyesnonono
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Magdalena Chocano MenaImprenta e impresores de Nueva España, 1539-1700: Límites económicos y Condiciones Políticas en la tipografía colonial americanacolonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Marina Garone GravierFuentes para el estudio de la tipografía, la imprenta y el libro antiguo mexicano (1539-1821)colonialAmericas, new spainyesno answer
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Idalia García Aguilar, Pedro Rueda Ramírez (eds)Leer en tiempos de la Colonia: imprenta, bibliotecas y lectores en la Nueva EspañacolonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Víctor J. CidLa Gazeta de México y la difusión de la cultura impresa durante el siglo XVIII [database]c18Americas, new spainyes
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José Toribio MedinaLa imprenta en México, 1539-1821.colonialAmericas, new spainyes
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Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraHow to Write the History of the New WorldcolonialAmericas, New Spainyes
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Laura Suárez de la Torre (ed)Estantes para los impresos : espacios para los lectores: siglos XVIII-XIX otherAmericas, New Spain and Mexicoyesc18 - c19, contaiins various essays on Mexican book history
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Carlos AguirreLa carcel y la ciudad letrada: hacia una historia cultural de la prision en el Peru del siglo veintec20Americas, Peruyesnononono
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Carlos AguirreEl proyecto editorial Populibros Peruanos (1963-1965)c20Americas, Peruyesnononono
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Pedro Guibovich PerezThe Printing Press in Colonial Peru: Production Process and Literary Categories in Lima, 1584-1699c17Americas, Peruyesnononono
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Ricardo D. SalvatoreProgress and Backwardness in Book Accumulation: Bancroft, Basadre, and Their Librariesc20Americas, Peruyesnononono
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Matthew HillThe colonial book trade in the phillippinescolonialAmericas, Phillippinesyes
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Bilbija, Ksenija; Celis Carbajal, Paloma, editorsAkademia Cartonera: A Primer of Latin American Cartonera Publishersc21Americas, South America, ArgentinayesText available online here.
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Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne eds.Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American PrintotherAmericas, U.S.noyesnonoyes
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Spencer D. C. KeralisPictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readersc19Americas, UKnonononoyes
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Justin GiffordPimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishingc20Americas, United Statesnoyesnonono
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Kinohi NishikawaStreet Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Undergroundc20Americas, United Statesnoyesnonono
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Kathryn Lenore Steele Navigating Interpretive Authorities: Women Readers and Reading Models in the Eighteenth Century (PhD thesis)c18Americas, United Statesnoyes
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Lara Langer Cohen and Jordan SteinEarly African American Print CultureotherAmericas, United StatesnoyesnonoyesEdited collection. For context, see also Gabrielle Foreman, "A Riff, A Call, and A Response" in Legacy 30.2 (2013).
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Maria E. Gonzalez MarinasThe Simon S. Lucuix Rio de la Plata Libraryc20Americas, Uruguayyesnononono
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Antonio T Bly“Reed through the Bybell” Slave Education in Early VirginiaAmericas, USnoyes
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Arthur SchombergThe negro digs up his pastc19Americas, USyesyesnonono
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Barbara Krah“Tracking Frado: The Challenge of Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig to Nineteenth-Century Conventions of Writing Womanhood.” Amerikastudien/American Studies, vol. 49, no. 4, 2004, pp. 465–82. EBSCOhost, c19Americas, USnoyes
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Caroline GoeserPicturing the New Negro: Harlem Renaissance Print Culture and Modern Black Identityc20Americas, USnoyes
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Christopher N. PhillipsVersifying African Methodism; or, What Did Early African-American Hymnbooks Do?c19Americas, USnoyesnonono
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Dorothy PorterFifty Years of Collectingc20Americas, USnoyesnonoyes
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E. Haven Hawley
Mechanical Fingerprints and the Technology of Nieteenth-Century American Erotica (University of Toronto Quarterly, Fall 2004, 73(4):1036-1051)
c19Americas, USnonononoyesLow wages for women's work in binding were critical to technological change in c19 US printing industry. Artifact analysis suggests contradictions in social expectations for women and their work roles.
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Elinor Des Verney Sinnette, W. Paul Coates, and Thomas C. Battle, edsBlack Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History.. Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1990.Americas, USnoyes
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Eric GardnerBlack Print Unboundc19Americas, USnoyes
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Frances Smith Foster“A Narrative of the Interesting Origins and (Somewhat) Surprising Developments of African-American Print Culture.” C19–C20Americas, USnoyesnono
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Jasmine Nichole Cobb"“Forget Me Not”: Free Black Women and Sentimentality." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S., vol. 40 no. 3, 2015, pp. 28-46. Project MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/593051.c19Americas, USnoyesyes
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Jean Lee Cole"A New Digital Divide? Recovery Editing in the Age of Digitization" (Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 2016)contemporaryAmericas, USnoyes
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Jesse EricksonRevolution in Black: Black American Alternative Press and Popular Culture at the End of the Twentieth Century," Publishing Historyc20Americas, USnoyes
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kevin youngBUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News contemporaryAmericas, USnoyes
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Leon JacksonThe Talking Book and the Talking Book Historian: African American Cultures of Print—The State of the Discipline.c19Americas, USnoyesnonoyes
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Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover, edsColonial MediascapescolonialAmericas, USyesyes
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Michael ChaneyThe Concatenate Poetics of Slavery and the Articulate Material of Dave the Potterc19Americas, USnoyesnonono
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Phillip RoundRemovable TypecolonialAmericas, USnoyes
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Raul coronadoThe World Not to Comec19Americas, USyesyes
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William L AndrewsEditing Minority TextscontemporaryAmericas, USnoyesyesyesyes
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The Queer Zine Archive Project https://www.qzap.org/v8/index.phpcontemporaryAmericas, USyesyesyesyes
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Ricardo D. Salvatore
Libraries and the legibility of Hispanic America: Early Latin American Collections in the United States
c20Americas, US, Latin AmericayesnonononoIn Hybrid Americas: Contacts, Contrasts, and Confluences in New World Literatures and Cultures, eds. Josef Raab and Martin Butler
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Eric Gardner“`This Attempt of Their Sister’: Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig from Printer to Readers.”c19Americas, US, new englandnoyesyes
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Laura R. Braunstein, Peter Carini, and Hazel-Dawn Dumpert“And There Was a Large Number of People”: The Occom Circle Project at the Dartmouth College Libraryc18Americas, US, new englandnoyesnononolink to open access edition of book collection http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987681_humanities_OA.pdf
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Lauren GreweSamson Occom’s Missionary Correspondence and the Common Pot
c18Americas, US, new englandnoyes
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R. J. EllisHarriet Wilson’s Our Nig: A Cultural Biography of a’Two-Story’ African American Novel.c19Americas, US, new englandnoyesyes
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The Occam Circle https://www.dartmouth.edu/~occom/index.htmlc18Americas, US, new englandnoyes
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Elizabeth McHenryForgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societiesc20Americas, US, Southnoyesyes
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Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr, eds.Ten Books that Shaped the British EmpiremodernBritish Empire (South Africa, Australia, India, etc)yesedited collection
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Catherine Bell“’A Precious Raft to Save the World’” The Interaction of Scriptural Traditions and Printing in a Chinese Morality Book”East Asia, Chinayes
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Cynthia BrokawCommercial Publishing in Late Imperial ChinaclassicalEast Asia, Chinayes
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Kai-wing ChowWriting for Success: Printing, Examinations, and Intellectual Change in Late Ming ChinaEast Asia, Chinayes
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Lucille ChiaThe Development of the Jianyang Book Trade,East Asia, Chinayes
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Timothy BrookEdifying Knowledge: The Building of School Libraries in Ming ChinaEast Asia, Chinayes
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Peter KornickiThe Book in JapanEast Asia, Japanyes
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Alicia C. Montoya, Rindert Jagersma"Marketing Maria Sibylla Merian, 1720–1800: Book Auctions, Gender, and Reading Culture in the Dutch Republic"c18Europeyes
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Bonnie MakHow the Page MattersotherEuropenonononono
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Maruca, LisaBodies of Type: The Work of Textual Production in English Printers' Manualsc18Europenonononoyes
https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/englishfrp/16/
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Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer, EditorsWomen’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britainearly moderneurope, britainyeshttps://www.press.umich.edu/9901165/womens_bookscapes_in_early_modern_britain
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Claire Bittel, Elaine Leong, Christine von Oertzen, eds.Working with paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge
otherEurope, China, United Statesnonononoyes
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Helen Smith‘Grossly Material Things’: Women and Book Production in Early Modern England early modernEurope, Englandnonononoyes
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Sarah WernerFinding Women in the Printing Shopearly modernEurope, Englandnonononoyes
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Whitney TrettienMedia, Materiality, and Time in the History of Reading: The Case of the Little Gidding Harmonies (PMLA 2018)c19Europe, Englandnonoyes
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Cruz, Anne and Rosilie Hernandez (eds.)Women's Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New Worldearly modernEurope, Mexico, South Americanonononoyes
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Elif BatumanThe Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read ThemcontemporaryEurope, Russiayes
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Juan ColePrinting and Urban Islam in the Mediterranean World, 1890-1920c19Mediterraneanyes