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- 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...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 21.88
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... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
With the utterance of a single line??Doctor Livingstone, I presume???a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 195.00
As dramatic changes unfold throughout the world, and the new millennium begins, many in South Africa have begun to ask 'what next'? The scale and pace of change have led to a feeling of powerlessness. How to cope with 'globalization', 'regionalization', a depleting ozone layer, new diseases, rampant militarization, let alone unseen structures of influence... more...