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Central Sub-Saharan Africa

  • From the Cam to the Zambeziby Tony Schur

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 32.00

    In 1961 a group of men arrived in Cambridge to join the Overseas Services Course before going on to work in the Provincial Administration of the Northern Rhodesia Government. This book features contributions by fifteen of the original course members and three wives. They cover the last years of colonial rule in Northern Rhodesia and the early years... more...

  • United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa Since 1960by Norrie MacQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa provides an exploration of United Nations military intervention in Africa, from its beginnings in the Congo in 1960 to the new operations of the twenty-first century. The scene is set by an examination of the theoretical bases both of United Nations peacekeeping and of Africa?s post-independence politics and... more...

  • Snow on the Equatorby H.W. Tilman; Jim Perrin

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    ‘To those who went to the War straight from school and survived it, the problem of what to do afterwards was particularly difficult.? For H.W. Tilman, the solution lay in Africa – gold prospecting, mountaineering and a 3,000-mile solo bicycle ride across the continent. Tilman was perhaps the greatest explorer of his time, a famed mountaineer and pioneering... 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...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained (1841)by William Desborough Cooley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Brown Waters of Africaby John Cann

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 25.00

    During World War II, Portugal played its cards uncommonly well as a neutral and subsequently became a member of NATO. This membership resulted in a modernizing of its navy and its integration into the Atlantic Alliance. By 1960, when other colonial powers were abandoning their empires, Portugal made the decision to cling to its possessions, as they... more...

  • Margery Perham and British Rule in Africaby Mary Bull; Alison Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    Margery Perham was an outstanding influence on official and academic thinking on British Colonial rule and decolonization in Africa during the middle part of the century. The book traces how the Second World War transformed her view of colonial rule and of the rate at which it would have to be relinquished. more...

  • The Explorersby Tim Flannery

    The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 12.95

    The explorers of Australia tell an epic story of courage and suffering, of dispossession and conquest, of a moving frontier between European invaders and the Aboriginal custodians of the continent. This compelling anthology documents almost four centuries of exploration and takes us into a world of danger, compassion and humour. Many of the stories... more...

  • Mastering the Nigerby David Lambert

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    In Mastering the Niger , David Lambert recalls Scotsman James MacQueen (1778–1870) and his publication of A New Map of Africa in 1841 to show that Atlantic slavery—as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth, and a focus of political struggle—was entangled with the production, circulation, and reception of geographical knowledge.... more...