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  • The Role of Women in Making and Building Peace in Liberiaby Anne Theobald

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    In the early 2000s, Liberian women wearing wrap skirts and white T-shirts, shouting: ‘We want peace, no more war?, attracted international attention. After almost fifteen years of civil war, the enduring active, multifaceted, and non-violent campaigning for peace by women?s organisations contributed to the end of the fighting and the signing of a... more...

  • Canoeing the Congoby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    An exhilarating and terrifying account of the historic first source-to-sea descent of the Congo At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river?s true source in the highlands of Zambia through... more...

  • Current Research in Egyptology 2005by Rachel Mairs; Alice Stevenson

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 28.00

    The sixth annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium took place from 6th-8th January 2005 at the University of Cambridge. Although the topics covered by the papers were many and varied, if there is a general theme it would be that of exploring the borders and parameters of the discipline of Egyptology. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Liberiaby Elwood D. Dunn; Amos J. Beyan; Carl Patrick Burrowes

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    Building on the first edition, this updated volume focuses on the personalities, from the founders of Liberia, to the soldiers who are responsible simultaneously for destruction and the hope of stability. Along with these people, various social and ethnic groups, political parties and labor movements, economic entities and natural resources are profiled... more...

  • Ancient Egyptby Douglas J. Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Ancient Egypt is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book covering the formative era of the Egyptian civilization: the age before the pyramids. Douglas Brewer shows why an awareness of the earliest phase of Egyptian history is crucial to understanding of later Egyptian culture.  Beginning with a quick review of the fields of Egyptology and archaeology,... more...

  • Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten, Konkordanz zu Band VIII-XI (B.L. Konkordanz II)by M. J. Bakker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 719.00

    The Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten is a tool of outstanding importance for anyone publishing or studying Greek papyrus documents. The new Konkordanz zu Berichtigungsliste Band VIII-XIfacilitates finding corrections to published papyri and includes the CD-ROM edition of B.L. volumes I to XI in making the material instantly... more...

  • The Pot-Kingby Jean-Pierre Warnier

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies. more...

  • Kongo: Kriege, Korruption und die Kunst des Überlebensby Dominic Johnson

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 22.67

    Seit zwei Jahrzehnten ist der Kongo von bewaffneten Konflikten zerrissen. Die Spannungen und Probleme, die zu den Kongokriegen führten, sind auch heute nicht gelöst. Obwohl reich an Rohstoffen, zählt der Kongo zu den ärmsten Ländern der Welt. Demokratische Entwicklungen werden immer wieder von den Machthabern sabotiert. In Kongos Ostregion Kivu tobt... more...

  • Und dann wurde ich ausgeschafftby Margrit R. Schmid

    SJW - Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk 2014; US$ 12.99

    Sie kamen allein, mit Freunden oder mit ihren Eltern. Die einen auf der Suche nach Arbeit, andere auf der Flucht vor Terror und Krieg in ihrer Heimat im südlichen Balkan. Einige hoffen, in der Schweiz bleiben zu können. Viele aber mussten zurück in ein fremd gewordenes, vom Krieg zerstörtes Land. Sie waren gezwungen, freiwillig zurückzukehren, andernfalls... more...

  • Intervention as Indirect Ruleby Alex Veit

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 33.57

    Im Kongo findet einer der größten Blauhelmeinsätze der UN statt. Seit 1996 ringen dort die Armeen mehrerer afrikanischer Länder und Dutzende bewaffnete Gruppen um die Macht. Am Beispiel des Distrikts Ituri untersucht Alex Veit die Mikropolitik von Krieg und humanitärer Intervention. Er zeigt, warum die historisch gewachsene Machtstruktur von den internationalen... more...