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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Adaptable Autocratsby Joshua Stacher

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The decades-long resilience of Middle Eastern regimes meant that few anticipated the 2011 Arab Spring. But from the seemingly rapid leadership turnovers in Tunisia and Egypt to the protracted stalemates in Yemen and Syria, there remains a common outcome: ongoing control of the ruling regimes. While some analysts and media outlets rush to look for... more...

  • All the Pasha?s Menby Khaled Fahmy

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 17.99

    While scholarship has traditionally viewed Mehmed Ali Pasha as the founder of modern Egypt, Khaled Fahmy offers a new interpretation of his role in the rise of Egyptian nationalism, firmly locating him within the Ottoman context as an ambitious, if problematic, Ottoman reformer. Basing his work on previously neglected archival material, the author... more...

  • Ashraf Marwan, Israel’s Most Valuable Spyby Ephraim Kahana

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits and manages agents. more...

  • Confronting Fascism in Egyptby Israel Gershoni; James Jankowski

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Confronting Fascism in Egypt offers an in-depth examination of the response of Egyptian civil society to the global rivalry between liberal democracy and totalitarian fascism as their confrontation accelerated over the course of the 1930s. more...

  • Copts at the Crossroadsby Mariz Tadros

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the light of the escalation of sectarian tensions during and after Mubarak?s reign, the predicament of the Arab world?s largest religious minority, the Copts, has come to the forefront. This book poses such questions as why there has been a mass exodus of Copts from Egypt, and how this relates to other religious minorities in the Arab region; why... more...

  • Crossing the Zambeziby JoAnn McGregor

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers. more...