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- Islam: A Primer
Congressional Research Service Report for Congress
--- This report includes short descriptions of the historical background, the tenets of Islam, jihad, the status of women in Islam, and other aspects of Islam.
- Islam: Sunnis and Shiites
CRS Report for Congress
--- This report is a historical background of the Sunni-Shiite split and discusses the differences in religious beliefs and practices between and within each Islamic sect as well as their similarities.
- Biological Warfare at the 1346 Siege of Caffa
--- Historical analysis of the Mongols and their involvement of the Black Death.