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- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 88.00
The growing importance of the Indian diaspora is felt today across the globe due to its emergence as the second-largest dias¬poric community. By examining historical, socio-cultural, economic, political, and lite¬rary aspects of the Indian diaspora, this volume sets out to trace the latest devel¬opments in the field of Indian diaspora studies. It brings... more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00
Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 24.00
On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider?s account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe?instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African?descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms. The contributors trace the impact of encounters with the Atlantic world on African cultural formation,... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 15.94
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...
- University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99
Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... more...
- Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99
An exhilarating and terrifying account of the historic first source-to-sea descent of the Congo At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river?s true source in the highlands of Zambia through... more...