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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 196.00
This groundbreaking study investigates defining themes in the field of social memory studies as they bear on the politics of post-Cold-War, post-apartheid Southern Africa. Examining the government?s attempts to revise postcolonial Mozambique?s traumatic past with a view to negotiating the present, Alice Dinerman stresses the path-dependence of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
How can children simultaneously be the most important and least powerful people in a nation? In her innovative ethnography of Ugandan children—the pillars of tomorrow’s Uganda, according to the national youth anthem—Kristen E. Cheney answers this question by exploring the daily contradictions children face as they try to find their... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95
Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung re-examines an important anthropological data set for the Dobe !Kung, the well-known ?Bushmen? of the Kalahari Desert, collected by Nancy Howell and colleagues. Using life history analysis, Howell reinterprets this rich material to address the question of how these hunter-gatherers maintain their notably good health... more...
- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 45.00
In this book Juan R. I. Cole challenges traditional elite-centered conceptions of the conflict that led to the British occupation of Egypt in September 1882. For a year before the British intervened, Egypt's viceregal government and the country's influential European community had been locked in a struggle with the nationalist supporters of General... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2002; US$ 140.00
David Livingstone was one of the supreme representatives of the British Empire; yet his career suffered many set-backs during his own lifetime and since his death his reputation has swung between extremes of adulation and dismissal. Were his epic journeys through Africa purely to save souls and counter the slave trade? Or were they the first steps... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 36.44
In 1882, the British invaded Egypt in an audacious war that gave them control of the country, and the Suez Canal, for more than seventy years. In 'A Tidy Little War', William Wright gives the first full account of that hard-fought and hitherto neglected campaign, which was not nearly as 'tidy' as the British commander would later claim. Using unpublished... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.99
Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the War Office, and originally published in 1887, this book gives a detailed account of the 1882 Egyptian campaign, which was a rapid affair, commencing with the bombardment and subsequent occupation of Alexandria in July; the near defeat of the British advance force by the Egyptians at Kassassin, and terminating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
This edited volume examines the complexities of the Cold War in Southern Africa and uses a range of archives to develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of the Cold War environment upon the processes of political change. In the aftermath of European decolonization, the struggle between white minority governments and black liberation movements... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 107.00
The Nile today plays a crucial role in the economics, politics and cultural life of ten countries and their more than 300 million inhabitants. No other international river basin has a longer, more complex and eventful history than the Nile. In telling the detailed story of the hydropolitics of the Nile valley in a period during which the conceptualization,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00
A multi-archival documentary history of British policy towards Nasser's Egypt under the Churchill, Eden, Macmillan, Home and Wilson governments. The primary focus of the study is an enquiry into the causes of the Anglo-Egyptian Cold War from 1952 to 1967. more...