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  • The Excessive Subjectby Molly Anne Rothenberg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    In The Excessive Subject: A New Theory of Social Change , Molly Anne Rothenberg uncovers an innovative theory of social change implicit in the writings of radical social theorists, such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Through case studies of these writers' work, Rothenberg illuminates how this... more...

  • Henry Stanley and the Quest for the Source of the Nileby Daniel Cohen

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    Daniel Cohen has vividly reconstructed the life and times of Henry Stanley, the discoverer of the Nile's source, using Stanley's original newspaper reports and writings. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Angolaby W. Martin James

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 99.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Angola is a thorough examination of Angola. It includes a chronology, bibliography, maps, appendixes, and over 600 cross referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Angola. more...

  • Once upon a Time in Jerusalemby Sahar Hamouda

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    "Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem" tells the saga of a Palestinian family living in Jerusalem during the British mandate, and its fate in the diaspora following the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. The story is told by two voices: a mother, who was a child in Jerusalem in the 1930s, and her daughter, who comments on her mother's narrative.... more...

  • Philo's Alexandriaby Dorothy I. Sly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First-century Alexandria vied with Rome to be the greatest city of the Roman empire. More than half a million people lived in its cosmopolitan four square miles. It was a major centre for international trade and shipping. Little remains of Alexandria's golden age. Few papyrus records of the city survive. Archaeologists' attempts to reveal its past... more...

  • Sudanby Joseph R. Oppong

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been called one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. Throughout its long history, Sudan has experienced turmoil, and in the second half of the 20th century alone, millions of Sudanese were killed or displaced by civil war. The country was once a great empire, ruled by Nubia. Today, it is a... more...

  • Alexandriaby George Hinge; Per Bilde; Minna Skafte Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 23.10

    Throughout the entire span of Graeco-Roman antiquity Alexandria represented a meeting place for many ethnic cultures and the city itself was subject to a wide range of local developments, which created and formatted a distinct Alexandrine 'culture' as well as several distinct 'cultures'. Ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated... more...

  • Angolan Rendezvousby Tamar Ron; Tamar Golan

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2010; US$ 10.00

    Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel’s first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist, Tamar Ron. But in reality, the book has one voice, one of love for Angola, its long-suffering people, vast landscapes... more...

  • Bedouin, Settlers, and Holiday-Makersby Donald P. Cole; Soraya Altorki

    American University of Cairo Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The arid regions impose strict limits upon human existence and activity. And yet by respecting those limits, the flourishing and stable culture of these regions has for centuries been sustained. In the late twentieth century, however, forces such as modernization, globalization, and the politics and economics of nations became so great that major... more...

  • Cairo Contestedby Diane Singerman

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 20.99

    This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical volume?with an updated introduction to take account of the dramatic events of early 2011?explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. Suspicious of collective life and averse to power-sharing, Egyptian governance... more...