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  • Cameroon?s Contemporary Culture and Politics: Prospects and Problemsby Milton Krieger

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 22.80

    This book addresses Cameroon?s culture, education and language policies since independence, scholarship on and vigorous debate about them, their bearings on different visions of national development, and their place in the political struggle between autocracy and democracy since 1990. A synoptic view of half a century?s key experiences, issues and... more...

  • Victor Le Vine?s Shorter Cameroon Writings, 1961-2007by Milton Krieger

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 20.90

    From his first research there in 1959 until shortly before his death in 2010, Victor Le Vine was a major Cameroon scholar. What he wrote during Cameroon?s first half-century of independence carries implications for the years ahead. This volume introduces and presents eight of his short writings, 1961-2007, five never previously published. They demonstrate... more...

  • The Rulers of Belgian Africa, 1884-1914by Lewis H. Gann

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    In this comprehensive picture of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, Lewis Gann and Peter Duignan trace the formation of the colonial state that became Zaire, considering it in the light of colonial experience in other African territories. Whereas most studies have focused on the conquest and subjugation of the African population, this study probes... more...

  • Civilian Protection in Armed Conflictsby Robert Schütte

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 44.67

    The study analyzes three themes: first, the evolution of the concept of civilians in the course of human history, and secondly, the situation and victimization of civilians in armed conflict since 1990, and third, how the international community since the end of the Cold War to protect civilians has monitored by the mandating robust UN peacekeeping... more...

  • Babylon of Egyptby Peter Sheehan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 33.99

    This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and monuments of this area of Cairo known by the Romans as Babylon. Examination of the material and structural remains revealed a sequence of continuous occupation... more...

  • Congoby Thomas Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has become one of the world's bloodiest hot spots. 2003 saw the end of a five-year war in which millions lost their lives - one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II. Despite recent peace agreements and democratic elections, the country is still plagued by army and militia violence. Congo remains deeply troubled,... more...

  • Early Dynastic Egyptby Toby A.H. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Early Dynastic Egypt spans the five centuries preceding the construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. This was the formative period of ancient Egyptian civilization, and it witnessed the creation of a distinctive culture that was to endure for 3,000 years. This book examines the background to that great achievement, the mechanisms by which it was... more...

  • A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egyptby Anthony E. David

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 125.00

    Important historical and cultural figures as well as some well-known individuals in Egypt's long history (c 3100 BC - c AD 600) are incorporated in this work of reference. Rulers and members of their families, significant figures and important foreigners with whom the Egyptians came into contact are all included. The entries are based on original source... more...

  • The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummyby Joyce Filer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Studies one of the mummies at the British Museum--Hornedjitef, high priest of Amun at Thebes during the Ptolemaic period--and provides information about Egyptian culture in his day and earlier. more...

  • Priests, Tongues, and Ritesby Jacco Dieleman

    BRILL 2006; US$ 123.00

    This study of two related Demotic-Greek magical handbooks provides new information about the interaction between native Egyptian priests and the Hellenized elite of Roman-period Egypt through a careful analysis language interference, textual layout, religious imagery and ritual techniques. more...