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- Tattered Flag 2014; US$ 13.99
This is the first book in the English language to offer an analysis of a conflict that, in so many ways, raised the curtain on the Great War. In September 1911, Italy declared war on the once mighty, transcontinental Ottoman Empire - but it was an Empire in decline. The ambitious Italy decided to add to her growing African empire by attacking Ottoman-ruled... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
To the world they are known as Berbers, but they prefer to call themselves Imazighen, or ?free people.? The claim to this unique cultural identity has been felt most acutely in Algeria in the Kabylia region, where an Amazigh consciousness gradually emerged after WWII. This is a valuable model for other Amazigh movements in North Africa, where the... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24
Zimbabwe-specific study, focusing on the lives of women in a small locale (Chiweshe) during the anti-colonial insurgency, this book is also a challenge to established and still current modes of thought and research orientations which over-simplify the complex realities women face in the full range of violent conflicts, both past and present. By contextualizing... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 24.00
On 24 October 1964, the Republic of Zambia was formed, replacing the territory which had formerly been known as Northern Rhodesia. Fifty years on, Andrew Sardanis provides a sympathetic but critical insider?s account of Zambia, from independence to the present. He paints a stark picture of Northern Rhodesia at decolonisation and the problems of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe?instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The Siege of Mafeking remains one of the most famous actions of the Second Boer War, with the British Army defeating a Boer force of over 8,000 men with only 1,500 troops. The town of Mafeking was designated a central location due to its rail connections and Robert Baden-Powell decided to trial his theory of defence rather than attack here. He hold... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95
Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, "Moroccan Islam." However, this pathbreaking study reveals that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth century by French ethnographers and colonial officers who were influenced by British colonial practices in India. Between 1900 and 1920, these... more...
- University Press of America 2014; US$ 28.99
Animal Farm Prophecy Fulfilled in Africa discusses why deep levels of poverty and suffering persist in Africa despite all the successive regime changes over the last half century. The author discusses how lasting improvements will only occur when the systems, rather than only the individuals, are changed or replaced. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fearsome fighting... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.67
Wie konnte es so weit kommen, dass Simbabwe nach der kolonialen Befreiung zu einem unfreien Staat mit einer korrupte Elite wurde? Andrea Jeska kennt das Land gut. Ihr Buch erklärt die Hintergründe für den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Niedergang der einstigen Kornkammer im südlichen Afrika. Sie berichtet von ihren Begegnungen mit Menschen, die ihr,... more...