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  • 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...

  • A Place That Matters Yetby Sara Byala

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • San Rock Artby J.D. Lewis-Williams

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    San rock paintings, scattered over the range of southern Africa, are considered by many to be the very earliest examples of representational art. There are as many as 15,000 known rock art sites, created over the course of thousands of years up until the nineteenth century. There are possibly just as many still awaiting discovery. Taking as his starting... more...

  • The Courage of ¦¦kabboby Janette Deacon; Pippa Skotnes

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... 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...