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  • Battle of Tofrekby William Galloway

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    A reprint of a limited edition of only 500 copies of William Galloway's detailed account of the Battle of Tofrek, fought on March 22nd 1885, an engagement which only narrowly avoided becoming another Isandhlwana - a British military disaster. Tofrek was fought between the advance guard of General Graham's Suakin Field Force under General John... more...

  • Mobilizing Islamby Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    The book explains how Islamist groups captured the hearts and minds of educated youth in Egypt. It focuses on the first twelve years of Hosni Mubarak's presidency, from 1981 to 1993, the period when participation in the movement reached its peak and before a wave of repression brought it to an abrupt end. more...

  • Hosni Mubarak and the Future of Democracy in Egyptby Dr. Alaa Al-Din Arafat

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    As Mubarak's regimenearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt , Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribeby Audrey Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe examines the cultural aspects of food and eating among the Southern Bantu, taking as its starting point the bold statement 'nutrition as a biological process is more fundamental than sex'. When it was first published in 1932, with a preface by Malinowski, it laid the groundwork for sociological theory of nutrition.... more...

  • Southern African Liberation Strugglesby Hilary Sapire; Chris Saunders

    University of Cape Town Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Probing beyond the heroic portrayals of armed struggles and nationalist resistance, this collection of essays illustrates the intertwined histories of Southern African liberation struggles and those of regional and international solidarity movements, beginning in the 1960s through the establishment of a nonracial democracy in South Africa in 1994.... more...

  • Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarakby Galal Amin

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 6.99

    Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak. He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating... more...

  • Egypt, Islam, and Democracyby Saad Eddin Ibrahim

    American University of Cairo Press 2001; US$ 23.99

    These essays by one of Egypt's most influential intellectuals provide a fascinating perspective on the political, religious, economic, and social issues of contemporary Egypt. Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays cover a range of topics including civil society and the prospects for democratization in Egypt and the region, the urban sociology... more...