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  • In the House of Muhammad Aliby Hassan Hassan; Elizabeth and Robert Fernea

    I.B.Tauris 2000; US$ 9.99

    This remarkable memoir of a junior member of the former royal family constitutes a unique chronicle of life before 1952 among the members of Egypt?s ruling class. It provides fascinating insights into the lives not only of the rulers themselves, from Muhammad Ali to King Fuad and King Farouk, but also of royal wives, cousins, aunts, uncles, and associated... more...

  • Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa, 1850-1851by Dr J Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Undertaken for the purpose of promoting legitimate trade in Central Africa, the Richardson mission was a compound of philanthropic and diplomatic interests advocated by Richardson. His main targets were the Sahara, Bornu and the Sudan. more...

  • Life, Wanderings and Labours in Eastern Africaby Charles New

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    A history of East Africa and its people, 20 years before the main period of European penetration. more...

  • Warum sie Rebellen sindby Bettina Engels

    Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 22.02

    Warlords, Milizen, Rebellen - nichtstaatliche Gewaltakteure spielen in den politischen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Debatten über bewaffnete Konflikte eine prominente Rolle. Was treibt die Akteure an, gegen staatliche Armeen, aber auch gegeneinander zu kämpfen? Typische Motive, die ihnen zugeschrieben werden, sind ethnische Diskriminierung, ideologische... more...

  • Taifaby James R. Brennan

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Taifa is a story of African intellectual agency, but it is also an account of how nation and race emerged out of the legal, social, and economic histories in one major city, Dar es Salaam. Nation and race?both translatable as taifa in Swahili?were not simply universal ideas brought to Africa by European colonizers, as previous studies assume.... more...

  • Warrior Princessby Mindy Budgor

    Skirt! 2013; US$ 23.99

    The amazing true adventure story of a young woman who? at 27 years old and undecided as to what to do with her future?takes a spontaneous trip that leads to becoming the first female Maasai warrior and an official member of the tribe. more...

  • Egypt's Long Revolutionby Maha Abdelrahman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt?s other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without a leader, and single-minded without one guiding political ideology. This book examines the decade long of protest movements which created the... more...

  • Pyramids and Fleshpotsby Stuart Hadaway

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and the 'fleshpots' of Cairo. Actually they faced appalling heat, abrasive sand, poor rations and water shortages. In the desolation of the Western... more...

  • Herrschen und Verwaltenby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 77.00

    Am Beispiel Tanzanias stellt Andreas Eckert jene Afrikaner in den Mittelpunkt, die zunächst Funktionen im kolonialen Staatsapparat ausübten und dann - mit der Unabhängigkeit - das Erbe der europäischen Kolonialherren an der Spitze des Staates antraten. Die afrikanischen Verwaltungsmitarbeiter nahmen in der kolonialen Ordnung eine zentrale Rolle ein... more...

  • Das Alte Ägyptenby Martin Bommas; Charlotte Schubert; Ingemar König

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 166.50

    Ägypten ? Reich der Pharaonen am Strom des Lebens, dem Nil. Der Band erläutert die Geschichte und die Entwicklungen des Alten Ägypten vom Jahr 3300 v. Chr. an und reicht bis zur Eroberung durch Alexander den Großen und damit dem Ende der Pharaonenzeit. Anhand der Königslisten vollzieht der Autor den Fortgang der Geschichte nach und verliert dabei nicht... more...