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History

  • Modern Africaby Basil Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the... more...

  • The Transvaal Rebellionby John Laband

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book takes a unique look at the first Boer war by concentrating on the events and battles of the First Boer War. Due attention is also given to the 2nd Boer War - it's origins, key players and significance for the future of South Africa. The personal stories of heroism and sacrifice, sieges, rebellions and battles, make for an enthralling and... more...

  • Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelandsby Philip Briggs; Loren Minsky

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cape Town and the Winelands in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only... 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...

  • Seeking Impact and Visibilityby Henry Trotter; Catherine Kell

    African Minds 2014; US$ 19.95

    African scholarly research is relatively invisible globally because even though research production on the continent is growing in absolute terms, it is falling in comparative terms. In addition, traditional metrics of visibility, such as the Impact Factor, fail to make legible all African scholarly production. Many African universities also do not... more...

  • On Route in South Africaby BPJ Erasmus

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 30.63

    From Pofadder, eMkhuze and Haenertsburg to Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng and Taung … South Africa?s amazing diversity is an invitation to take to the road. This revised and updated edition of On Route in South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic. Previous editions won a special place... more...

  • The Great Treksby Norman Etherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The mass migration of the Boer farmers from Cape Colony to escape British domination in 1835-36 - the Great Trek - has always been a potent icon of Africaaner nationalism and identity. For African nationalists, the Mfecane - the vast movement of the Black populations in the interior following the emergence of a new Zulu kingdom as a major military... more...

  • Ending Apartheidby Jack Spence; David Welsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The release of Nelson Mandela from twenty-seven years imprisonment in 1990 and the free elections which followed four years later were among the most dramatic events of the twentieth century. David Welsh and J. E. Spence here examine the complex forces which lay behind that drama.  They chart the rise and decline of apartheid ideology in South Africa,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Libyaby Ronald Bruce St John

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Libya covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, society, conflicts, and the culture of Libya. This book is an excellent access... more...

  • Moroccoby Shana Cohen; Larabi Jaidi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Cohen and Jaidi trace the development of contemporary Morocco in the Islamic world of North Africa, which is currently at the forefront of the clash between Western-style development and the politicized Islam that now pervades the Arab world. By applying globalization theory to detailed accounts of everyday life in an Arab society, the book is... more...