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  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey I. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which... more...

  • Anwar Sadatby Joseph Finklestone; Joseph Finklestone Obe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Anwar Sadat's life was shaped by Egypt's national struggle and the conflict between the Arab world and Israel. This biography charts his progress from fanatical nationalist to President of Egypt, and from world statesman to tragic hero, who gave his life in the cause of peace. more...

  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971)by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 64.95

    Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand... more...

  • Facebook Revolutions? Social Media und der politische Wandel in Ägyptenby Katrin Hillenbrand

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 13.94

    Auf dem Tahrir-Platz in Kairo geschieht im Januar 2011 etwas, mit dem die Welt nicht gerechnet hatte: Nach 30 Jahren der Diktatur unter Husni Mubarak steht das ägyptische Volk auf und fordert seine Rechte ein. Was kurz zuvor in Tunesien geschah, steht nun auch dem Regime am Nil bevor, viele weitere arabische Staaten werden ihrem Beispiel folgen.Ausgerüstet... more...

  • Sklaven des Wachstums - die Geschichte einer Befreiungby Reiner Klingholz

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 20.03

    Im 20. Jahrhundert hat die Menschheit auf allen Ebenen ein Wachstum ohnegleichen erlebt. Doch obwohl die Ressourcen knapp werden und die Ökosysteme unter der Last von über sieben Milliarden Menschen mit immer höheren Ansprüchen ächzen, bauen unsere gesamten Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Sozialsysteme nach wie vor auf endloses Wachstum. "Wir haben... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Egyptby Samuel Tadros

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Offering insights on Egypt?s failed revolution?how it happened and why it did not succeed?author Samuel Tadros argues that, as Egypt continues on its destructive downward path, it is important to examine the role that its revolutionaries played in that trajectory. He raises long-unanswered questions about those revolutionaries: Who were they and where... more...

  • Dervishby Philip Warner

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 11.99

    Dervish is the vivid and colourful story of one of the more remarkable episodes in the ‘high Empire’ period of British history. The Mahdi’s rising in the Sudan in the 1880s starting as a localized Holy War against the ‘decadent’ Turkish/Egyptian overlords, engulfed a million square miles of arid territory and forced the British... more...

  • Official Storiesby Laurie Brand

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Until the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, the resilience of authoritarian regimes seemed a fundamental feature of regional politics. While economic, political, and internal security policies are most often considered in discussions of regime maintenance, Laurie Brand introduces a new factor, that of national narratives. Portrayals... more...

  • Egypt's Long Revolutionby Maha Abdelrahman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The millions of Egyptians who returned to the heart of Cairo and Egypt?s other major cities for 18 days until the eventual toppling of the Mubarak regime were orderly without an organisation, inspired without a leader, and single-minded without one guiding political ideology. This book examines the decade long of protest movements which created the... more...

  • Hold on to Your Veil, Fatima!by Sanna Negus

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 10.19

    What happened to a former Miss Egypt when she took to wearing the veil under her pilot's cap? Who are the young people posting videos of policemen torturing crime suspects? Where do Coptic Christians celebrate the Holy Family's journey to Egypt? Why is President Hosni Mubarak still ruling Egypt, virtually uncontested, after more than 25 years in power?... more...