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  • Old Treacheries And New Deceitsby Stephen Chan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 11.67

    In this timely and essential book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it is poised to change and what the repercussions are likely to be across the continent. The author focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end of... more...

  • The Discovery of the Source of the Nileby John Hanning Speke

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The journals of John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer who was the first European to discover Lake Victoria, the source of the River Nile. more...

  • Americans in Egypt, 1770–1915by Cassandra Vivian

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The voices of Americans have long been absent from studies of modern Egypt. Most scholars assume that Americans were either not in Egypt in significant numbers during the nineteenth century or had little of importance to say. This volume shows that neither was the case by introducing and relating the experiences and attitudes of 15 American personalities... more...

  • The Politics of Egyptby Ninette S. Fahmy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses two important matters of current concern to Middle East scholars: firstly, the nature of the Egyptian state and society and the interactive process between them and secondly, how change, which would finally lead to development, can be initiated. The book argues that the Egyptian case represents a weak authoritarian state, which... more...

  • Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egyptby Anthony Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of Egypt. In a detailed discussion of the literature, the... more...

  • A Place That Matters Yetby Sara Byala

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    A Place That Matters Yet unearths the little-known story of Johannesburg?s MuseumAfrica, a South African history museum that embodies one of the most dynamic and fraught stories of colonialism and postcolonialism, its life spanning the eras before, during, and after apartheid. Sara Byala, in examining this story, sheds new light not only on racism... more...

  • Egyptian Revolution 2.0by Mohammed el-Nawawy; Sahar Khamis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book will shed light on the growing phenomenon of cyberactivism in the Arab world, with a special focus on the Egyptian political blogosphere and its role in paving the way to democratization and socio-political change in Egypt, which culminated in Egypt's historical popular revolution. more...

  • On Timeby On Barak

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused on standardization only. Surprisingly, the introduction of the steamer, railway, telegraph, tramway, and telephone in colonial Egypt actually... more...

  • The Suez Crisisby Anthony Gorst; Lewis Johnman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This introduction to Suez covers the background to the crisis, the invasion, and its aftermath. The Suez-Crisis provides: * key documents, as primary sources, incorporated in the text * an extensive range of other source material, including images * analysis of the significance of the sources discussed, and their usefulness as historical evidence... more...

  • British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudanby Jr. Harold E. Raugh

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 89.99

    British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically... more...