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  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Zong!by M. NourbeSe Philip; Setaey Adamu Boateng

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry more...

  • Penance in Medieval Europe, 600?1200by Rob Meens

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    An up-to-date overview of the functions and contexts of penance in medieval Europe, revealing the latest research and interpretations. more...

  • An Age of Saints?by Peter Sarris; Matthew Dal Santo; Phil Booth

    BRILL 2011; US$ 135.00

    The papers collected in this volume explore the strategies through which Christian authorities throughout the early medieval world both established and expressed their social position, while at the same time drawing attention to the moments when those same processes were resisted and challenged. Where previous studies of Christianisation have for the... more...

  • Making Sense of the Troublesby David McKittrick; David McVea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION Making Sense of the Troubles is David McKittrick and David McVea's classic history of the Troubles, now completely revised and updated. First published ten years ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' ( Irish Times) history... more...

  • Churchill: The Power of Wordsby Winston S. Churchill; Martin Gilbert

    Transworld 2012; US$ 18.32

    Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill?s official biographer,... more...

  • Mukiwaby Peter Godwin

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.67

    Growing up in Rhodesia in the 1960s, Peter Godwin inhabited a magical and frightening world of leopard-hunting, lepers, witch doctors, snakes and forest fires. As an adolescent, a conscript caught in the middle of a vicious civil war, and then as an adult who returned to Zimbabwe as a journalist to cover the bloody transition to majority rule, he discovered... more...

  • Prostitution and Victorian Societyby Judith R. Walkowitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 46.00

    A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police. more...

  • The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterraneanby Ronnie Ellenblum

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 37.00

    A provocative study of the devastating impact of climate change across the eastern Mediterranean in the tenth and eleventh centuries. more...