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  • The Land beyond the Mistsby David Newbury; Jan Vansina

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the... more...

  • Cheops? Geheimnisby Erhard Oeser

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 21.04

    Die Cheops-Pyramide ist eines der geheimnisvollsten Bauwerke der Menschheit. Über die Umstände ihrer Erbauung und das Geheimnis ihrer Form haben sich seit der Antike Wissenschaftler und Phantasten den Kopf zerbrochen. Vor allem nach Napoleons Ägypten-Expedition führten Frankreich und England im 19. Jahrhundert einen erbitterten Streit um die Deutungshoheit.... more...

  • Ponds of Kalambayiby Mike Tidwell

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    The hilarious and heart-wrenching memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire?with a new introduction more...

  • Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Rosalie David

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00

    Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing excerpts from 51 texts written by Egyptians themselves. more...

  • Intervention as Indirect Ruleby Alex Veit

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 31.89

    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...

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

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 21.26

    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...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country?s first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba?s short... 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...

  • 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...

  • Whose Pharaohs?by Donald Malcolm Reid

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    Egypt's rich and celebrated ancient past has served many causes throughout history--in both Egypt and the West. Concentrating on the era from Napoleon's conquest and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone to the outbreak of World War I, this book examines the evolution of Egyptian archaeology in the context of Western imperialism and nascent Egyptian nationalism.... more...