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Maghrib. Barbary States

  • Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jewby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In this remarkable work by seasoned scholar Lawrence Rosen, we follow the fascinating intellectual developments of four ordinary Moroccans over the span of forty years. Walking and talking with Haj Hamed Britel, Yaghnik Driss, Hussein Qadir, and Shimon Benizri?in a country that, in a little over a century, has gone from an underdeveloped colonial... more...

  • Return to Casablancaby André Levy

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In this book, Israeli anthropologist André Levy returns to his birthplace in Casablanca to provide a deeply nuanced and compelling study of the relationships between Moroccan Jews and Muslims there. Ranging over a century of history?from the Jewish Enlightenment and the impending colonialism of the late nineteenth century to today?s modern Arab state?Levy... more...

  • Warfare and Tracking in Africa, 1952?1990by Timothy J Stapleton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    During the decolonization wars in East and Southern Africa, tracking became increasingly valuable as a military tactic. Drawing on archival research and interviews, Stapleton presents a comparative study of the role of tracking in insurgency and counter-insurgency across Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia. more...

  • 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...

  • Military History of Modern South Africaby Ian van der Waag

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 15.99

    The twentieth century has been one of enduring, rapid and fundamental social and political change. In southern Africa, innumerable wars, rebellions, uprisings and protests have marked the integration, disintegration and then reintegration of both society and subcontinent during this period. The century started with a brief but total war. Less than... 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...

  • The African Unionby Samuel M. Makinda; F. Wafula Okumu; David Mickler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The African Union continues to offer the most comprehensive overview of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. This new edition: Re-examines the African Union at... 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...