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- House of Stratus 2014; US$ 7.99
General Gordon, charged with defending Khartoum, was stabbed to death when the Mahdi?s forces took the town by storm. Two days later, the Expeditionary force arrived to relieve Gordon, but found the town firmly in the hands of the Mahdi. In England?s Pride, Julian Symons tells the story of the disastrous and tragic failure of this mission. more...
- Westview Press 2005; US$ 22.99
These days, politics often seem to be local and global simultaneously, challenging people, politicians, and scholars to sort out what is domestic from what is international and how the two are related. Janice Love demonstrates the complex realities of how local and global politics are intimately interwoven, sometimes inextricably so, specifically... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- M. Evans & Company 2014; Not Available
Daniel Cohen has vividly reconstructed the life and times of Henry Stanley, the discoverer of the Nile's source, using Stanley's original newspaper reports and writings. more...
- 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 119.99
Egypt just before political eruption! Turns of the century in Africa's northeastern corner have been critical moments, ushering in overt popular activism in the hope of radical political redirection--as this volume's focus on Egypt's 19th-century fin-de-siecle demonstrates. The end of the 19th century in Egypt witnessed crisscrossing and... more...
- 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...
- 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...