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  • The Pyramidsby Miroslav Verner

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique,... more...

  • Secrets of the Sandsby Harry Thurston

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In a part of Egypt so parched that decades might pass between rainstorms, amid a sea of sand, is a green island?Dakhleh, the ?everlasting oasis??that may contain the whole of human history. In this extraordinary book, an acclaimed science writer and journalist follows an international team of archaeologists as they unlock the secrets of nearly half... more...

  • Eine Wüstenstadtby Roger Shaler Bagnall

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 29.55

    <P>Die Dakhla Oase, weit vom Niltal entfernt im tiefsten Inneren der ägyptischen Westwüste gelegen, war einer der abgeschiedensten Winkel des Römischen Reichs. Die Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur, die uns nach den Ausgrabungen des letzten Jahrzehnts in Amheida, dem antiken Trimithis, und an anderen Orten dieser Oase entgegentritt, erweist... more...

  • La gestion des archives photographiquesby Normand Charbonneau; Mario Robert

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2001; US$ 35.25

    Les auteurs traitent de la gestion des archives photographiques sous des angles à la fois théoriques et pratiques; ils présentent l'histoire et les techniques de la photographie, l'acquisition, l'évaluation monétaire, la classification, le tri, la description, l'indexation, la préservation, la diffusion... 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...

  • The Crime of the Congoby Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Although Arthur Conan Doyle is now best remembered as the creator of the timeless Sherlock Holmes series of detective stories, he was also something of a social activist in his day who used his acclaim to shed light on injustices. In The Crime of the Congo, Conan Doyle builds a devastating case against the Congo Free State, a kind of sociopolitical... more...

  • Op Pad in Suid-Afrikaby BPJ Erasmus

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 30.63

    Suid-Afrika se ontsaglike diversiteit – van Pofadder, eMkhuze en Haenertsburg tot Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng en Taung –is wat mens besiel om die pad te vat en die land te verken. Hierdie volledig hersiene en bygewerkte uitgawe van Op Pad in Suid-Afrika het ?n vars, kontemporêre voorkoms, maar bevat al die kenmerke wat dit so ?n klassieke werk... more...

  • Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Rosalie David

    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...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country?s first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba?s short... more...

  • Tage des Sethby Judith Mathes

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2011; US$ 24.43

    Ägypten im 12. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: Der greise Pharao Ramses III., Hüter der göttlichen Ordnung und Garant des Friedens, kann das Land kaum noch regieren. Es drohen Chaos und Vernichtung, es droht die Herrschaft von Seth, dem grausamen Gott der Verwüstungen. Die Feinde des Herrschers versuchen, seine Schwäche auszunutzen. Eine Haremsverschwörung, angeführt... more...