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- Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99
In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions and preserve the remnants of its empire. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its ability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
Renowned Critical Africana scholar and philosopher, Molefi Kete Asante demonstrates the multidimensionality of Afrocentricity as a paradigm of theoretical perspectives advancing the agency of African people. Examining orientations to culture, society, values, and communication, Asante?s essays face South first, and then to the rest of the world.... more...
- American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 28.99
Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads?these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century and the heart of Cairo for many centuries following. From the 1950s Dr. Henri Amin Awad accepted... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.99
Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, this volume explores what happens when new forms of privatization meet collectivist pasts, public space is sold off to satisfy investor needs and tourist gazes, and the state plans for Egypt?s future in desert cities while stigmatizing and neglecting Cairo?s popular neighborhoods.... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 9.99
Cairo?s Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo?s spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 12.99
The Arab?Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world?s largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still implemented. Nevertheless, despite the extensive efforts to preserve Historic Cairo, it is sadly vulnerable.Ahmed Sedky investigates the reasons behind... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 15.99
This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city?s eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
A new examination of why Cuba, a Caribbean country, sent half a million of its citizens to fight in Angola in Africa, and how a short-term intervention escalated into a lengthy war of intervention. It clearly details how in January 1965 Cuba formed an alliance with the Angolan MPLA which evolved into the flagship of its global 'internationalist'... more...