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- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 65.00
This compelling, richly illustrated work recounts the African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). Heiress to a huge fortune -she was at the time the richest woman in the country - and bored with the royal court intrigues in The Hague, Tinne left for Egypt and Sudan accompanied by her mother Henriette Tinne-Van Capellen,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49
A reprint of a limited edition of only 500 copies of William Galloway's detailed account of the Battle of Tofrek, fought on March 22nd 1885, an engagement which only narrowly avoided becoming another Isandhlwana - a British military disaster. Tofrek was fought between the advance guard of General Graham's Suakin Field Force under General John... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99
The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to an abrupt end. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00
As Mubarak's regimenearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt , Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 21.88
In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it is poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. The author focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
The voices of Americans have long been absent from studies of modern Egypt. Most scholars assume that Americans were either not in Egypt in significant numbers during the nineteenth century or had little of importance to say. This volume shows that neither was the case by introducing and relating the experiences and attitudes of 15 American personalities... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00
A Place That Matters Yet unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg’s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before, during, and after apartheid. Sara Byala, in examining this story, sheds new light not only on... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book will shed light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution. more...