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Maghrib. Barbary States

  • Fesby Titus Burckhardt; Navid Kermani

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Die marokkanische Stadt Fes war für den Orientalisten und Kunsthistoriker Titus Burckhardt Inbegriff der idealen islamischen Stadt, in der Religion, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft eine stimmige Einheit bilden. Indem er Fes mit seinen Moscheen und Häusern, Handwerkern und Händlern, Gelehrten und Heiligen beschreibt, bietet er dem Leser zugleich ein eindrucksvolles... more...

  • South Africa's Insurgent Citizensby Julian Brown

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    A lively and argumentative analysis of contemporary South African politics that shows how the dream of a 'rainbow nation' consensus has fractured, making space for new political possibilities to emerge. more...

  • The African Experienceby Vincent B Khapoya

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 92.67

    Updated in its 4th edition, The African Experience is the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experience helps readers develop... more...

  • Africa's Past, Our Futureby Kathleen R. Smythe

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Africa's Past, Our Future engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change. Since the past may offer alternative models for thinking about our collective future, this book promotes an appreciation for African social, economic, and political... more...

  • A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Driftby Katie Stossel

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    Thanks to newly discovered letters and documents, A Handful of Heroes updates the history of the Defence of Rorke's Drift, which will forever be one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. Remarkably after such prolonged historical scrutiny, the author's research proves that there is yet more to discover about this famous incident of... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.99

    ‘I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.’ – ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa’s pass laws. He urged blacks... more...

  • The Mind of Africaby W.E. Abraham

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2015; US$ 28.00

    William Abraham studied Philosophy at the University of Ghana, and even more Philosophy at Oxford University. Thereafter, he gained permission to take part in the competitive examination and interview for a fellowship at All Souls? College. The examination was once described, with some exaggeration, as ?the hardest exam in the world!? It included... more...

  • Explorations in African History: Reading Patrick Harriesby Veit Arlt; Stephanie Bishop

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2015; US$ 23.00

    This collection of essays documents the growth of African history as a discipline at the University of Basel since 2001. It thus pays tribute to fourteen years of research and teaching by Patrick Harries at the Department of History and the Centre for African Studies Basel. The Festschrift covers a broad range of topics from mine labour to missionary... more...

  • Building a New South Africaby David Thelen; Karie L. Morgan

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Once a thriving, multiracial community, the Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg was home to many famous artists, musicians, and poets. It was also a place where residential apartheid was first put into practice with forced removals, buildings bulldozed, and the construction of new, cheap housing for white public employees. David Thelen and Karie L.... more...

  • The Deserts of Hesperidesby Anthony Thwaite

    Silphium Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book is a record of my life in and reactions to Libya during the two periods I have lived there: first as a British army conscript in Tripolitania from June 1950 to July 1951, then as a university teacher in Cyrenaica from September 1965 to July 1967. That there is a connection between the two — that my second stay was the result of my first... more...