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  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1by Jean Comaroff; John L. Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    "Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they... more...

  • Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2by John L. Comaroff; Jean Comaroff

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the second of a proposed three-volume study, John and Jean Comaroff continue their exploration of colonial evangelism and modernity in South Africa. Moving beyond the opening moments of the encounter between the British Nonconformist missions and the Southern Tswana peoples, Of Revelation and Revolution , Volume II, explores the complex transactions?both... more...

  • Global Security Watch-Egypt: A Reference Handbookby Denis Sullivan; Kimberly Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 61.00

    This book highlights the risk that Egypt will join the insecure states of the Middle East through its comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both internal (domestic) politics and external risks (military threats and foreign policy problems). 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...

  • Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930?1945by Israel Gershoni; James P. Jankowski

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    The emergence of nationalism redefined Egyptian identity. This book shows how the growth of an urban middle class, combined with political failures in the 1930s, eroded the earlier territorial and isolationist order. 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...

  • David Livingstoneby Meriel Buxton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried... more...

  • New Approaches to Security and Developmentby Shri L K Advani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This paper was delivered by Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Deputy Prime Minister of India, at a Public Lecture organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore on 4 February 2003.... more...

  • Heart of Africaby Shile Khumalo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    More hilarious, more deeply experienced travelling from the author of Dark Continent My Black Arse 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...