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  • Uncertain Safariby Allan M. Winkler

    Hamilton Books 2004; US$ 37.99

    Uncertain Safari deals with the contours and complexities of African life today. Based on author Allan Winkler's personal experiences living and working in Kenya and traveling to many other parts of the continent, the book focuses primarily on East Africa and concentrates on Kenya in particular. more...

  • Die Zeit der Regionen im Spiegel der Gebelein-Regionby Ludwig Morenz

    BRILL 2009; US$ 272.00

    Egyptian historiography is determined by the fact that transmission of the historical record is left to chance. Ludwig Morenz therefore develops a method of ?fragmentarily thick description,? borrowing terminology from anthropologist Clifford Geertz, as a way of addressing the holes left in the record while still arriving at as complete a picture of... more...

  • Keniaby Ingrid Laurien

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Traumhafte Strände am Indischen Ozean, Safaris in endloser Grassavanne, Löwen und Elefanten, ursprüngliches afrikanisches Leben - das sind die Assoziationen, die der Name Kenia bei vielen Deutschen hervorruft. Um die Jahreswende 2007/08 machte das Land jedoch ganz andere Schlagzeilen: Gefälschte Präsidentschaftswahlen führten zeitweilig... more...

  • The Paradox that is Diplomatic Recognition: Unpacking the Somaliland Situationby John Rabuogi Ahere

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 51.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Somaliland is an example of a territory that has fulfilled the conditions that are pre-requisite for state recognition in the international system. Somaliland is however, not recognised as a state. Questions abound about why Somaliland finds itself in this situation when there are territories which obtained recognition after fulfilling... more...

  • Nyerereby Thomas Molony

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa', Father of the Nation, there is still no adequate biography. This book presents the first truly rounded portrait of Nyerere's early life,... more...

  • Nomad's Landby Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    A memoir of desert travel -- by camel and horseback -- from a beloved author. An internationally renowned writer of mystery fiction, Mary Roberts Rinehart knows her way around an exotic setting. When faced with the Pyramids, the Nile, and the sprawling Egyptian desert in her own life, she does not fall in with the crowd of tourists waiting in... more...

  • Violent Intermediariesby Michelle R. Moyd

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The askari , African soldiers recruited in the 1890s to fill the ranks of the German East African colonial army, occupy a unique space at the intersection of East African history, German colonial history, and military history. Lauded by Germans for their loyalty during the East Africa campaign of World War I, but reviled by Tanzanians for the violence... more...

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • Histories of Egyptologyby William Carruthers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for?? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology... more...

  • Die deutsche Emin-Pascha-Expeditionby Carl Peters

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 14.67

    Hauptbeschreibung Emin Pascha, bedeutendster Pionier der Erforschung Innerafrikas und Leiter der Äquatorialprovinz, wird durch den Mahdi-Aufstand von Ägypten und dem Sudan abgeschnitten. Im Jahre 1887 startet der Brite Henry Stanley eine Expedition, um den in die Enge getriebenen Emin Pascha zu befreien. 1888 erreicht die stanleysche Expedition ihr... more...