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  • 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...

  • Dr Livingstone I Presumeby Clare Pettitt

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 21.31

    Livingstone's Missionary Tales had already been a bestseller. He now wanted to outdo other explorers and find the sources of the Nile. But after 5 years of travelling he was widely assumed to be dead. At that point, Stanley turned up with his Stars and Stripes flag and a caravan of much-needed supplies. In a brilliant book Clare Pettitt tells the... more...

  • Egyptby Lillian C Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Kassem provides a concise and accessible introduction to Egypt, including chapters on domestic politics, foreign policy, economy and state formation. It will be of interest to anyone studying Egypt from a social science perspective. more...

  • Egypt, 1798-1952 (RLE Egypt)by J.C.B. Richmond

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Egypt was the first of the Arab-speaking Muslim countries to come into close contact with modern European states. The experience was not a particularly happy one. It resulted in political and economic subjugation and in the breakdown of her traditional culture and society: but it led also to her emancipation from the Ottoman Empire and to the eventual... more...

  • Egypt Since the Revolution (RLE Egypt)by P.J. Vatikiotis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    As the leaders of a revolutionary, nationalist regime, the Egyptian Free Officers who came to power following the 1952 Revolution committed themselves to the attainment of goals associated with modernization, namely rapid economic development based on State planning and industrialization and the political mobilization of society along State-decreed... more...

  • Egypt from Nasser to Mubarak (RLE Egypt)by Anthony McDermott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Ever since Nasser overthrew Prince Farouk in 1952, Egypt has held a special, leading position within the Arab world. It is now facing major problems, the most serious of which are the growing strength of the Muslim fundamentalists, continuing population growth and external debt problems. Together, these are creating a volatile and potentially explosive... more...

  • Egypt in Fluxby Adel Iskandar

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 12.99

    No chapter in Egypt?s contemporary history has been more turbulent and unpredictable than the past three years. In a very short period of time, the Arab world?s most populous country has seen a transition from rule by an iron-fisted dictatorship to a populist uprising to military omnipotence to Islamist electoral victory to constitutional turmoil to... more...

  • Egypt in the Reign of Muhammad Aliby Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 52.00

    This account of Egyptian society in the reign of Muhammad Ali traces the beginnings of the nation state in Egypt. more...

  • Egypt's Culture Warsby Samia Mehrez

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ?high? and ?low? culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass... 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...