H-World readers might be interested in the following titles.
Tonio Andrade, The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016).
Laurent Dubois, The Banjo: America's African Instrument (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2016)
Looking for additional readings for the summer? Please check out our "new titles in world history" section on our resource page.
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