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- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 21.95
Who has not seen a picture of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, massive in size but deceptively simple in shape, and not wondered how that shape was determined? Starting in the late eighteenth century, eleven main theories were proposed to explain the shape of the Great Pyramid. Even though some of these theories are well known, there has never... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50
In this extended meditation, Jean Lave interweaves analysis of the process of apprenticeship among the Vai and Gola tailors of Liberia with reflections on the evolution of her research on those tailors in the late 1970s. In so doing, she provides both a detailed account of her apprenticeship in the art of sustained fieldwork and an insightful overview... more...
- Westview Press 2002; US$ 35.00
Attending to everyday conversations and embodied performances about Islam, marriage, medicine, and Fulbe identity, Fulbe Voices provides a richly textured exploration of the dynamics of cultural diversity in a village in Cameroon. more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 15.99
For the first time since he†was released from five years' incarceration in some of Africa's toughest prisons, making worldwide headlines, Simon Mann breaks his silence to tell†everything † Simon Mann's remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a†thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 27.95
Blake's adventurous essays--her Letters from Togo--are based on the letters she wrote to her friends from Lomť, the West African capital where she spent a Fulbright year teaching American literature from 1983 to 1984. As Blake begins the process of making sense out of a vibrant, seeming anarchy, we are pulled along with her into the heart of Togo--a... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99
You can't take it with you - or can you? Discover the grisly process of mummification, from embalming and stuffing the corpse to preparing a home for eternity. This title explores the quirky side of a journey to the afterlife, looking at the myth and the science surrounding Ancient Egyptian burial practices, and the lives of the Gods that inspired... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 20.00
The nineteenth-century American Colonization Society (ACS) project of persuading all American free blacks to emigrate to the ACS colony of Liberia could never be accomplished. Few free blacks volunteered, and greater numbers would have overwhelmed the meager resources of the ACS. Given that reality, who supported African colonization and why? No state... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00
Praise for the previous edition:. ..".recommended for high-school and public libraries and for smaller academic libraries needing a quick and current Egyptology reference...a good single-volume introduction to the topic." Booklist. ..".contains a wealth of information on ancient Egypt...Recommended." Library Media Connection. Ranging... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
In 1904 Wilhelm Schubart published the best-preserved texts from anEgyptian papyrus codex. These papyri include reports of legal actions, receipts for provisions requisitioned for the Roman army, an official collection letter, and texts dealing with magic. The pages containing lists are edited here for the first time and all other texts are presented... more...