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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95
Mobutu's political system, inaugurated in 1965 and lasting more than three decades, met all the characteristics of totalitarianism. This study shows that the failures and misdeeds of Mobutu's system were clear evidence that it lacked an African-centred vision and did not put the interests of the African people of Congo (formerly Zaire) at the centre... more...
- Zed Books 2007; US$ 32.95
Since 1996 war has raged in the Congo while the world has looked away. Waves of armed conflict and atrocities against civilians have resulted in over three million casualties, making this one of the bloodiest yet least understood conflicts of recent times. In The Congo Wars, Thomas Turner provides the first in-depth analysis of what happened. The book... more...
- Zed Books 2006; US$ 35.00
This is an immensely readable, radical introduction to the Congo that pays attention to the importance of economic production for social organization. It traces the story of the Congo from the unleashing of King Leopards fury across the region in the 19th century, to the Western-sponsored murder of Patrice Lumumba in 1961, to the war that has... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99
Your adventure starts here! Experience the mysteries and wonder of the pyramids with DK Experience: Pyramid . Go on an incredible visual journey through an ancient pyramid, exploring its secret chambers and finding the fabulous tomb of a king. Witness how it was built as fantastic digital images show you a pyramid as you've never seen it... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00
- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture - Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery - Maps reflect current political boundaries more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 36.00
Women Explorers chronicles the lives of six intrepid women whose hunger for adventure and knowledge compelled them on paths of discovery around the world. Their discoveries not only brought stores of information on topics ranging from ancient dinosaur fossils to life in Tibet, but also challenged the established roles of women in their fields. Kingsley... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00
The king of Mankon (Cameroon) acts as a container of ancestral substances he distributes to his people. This book shows how the exercise of power in a contemporary African kingdom is based on the implementation of bodily and material technologies. more...
Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten, Konkordanz zu Band VIII-XI (B.L. Konkordanz II)BRILL 2007; US$ 719.00
The Berichtigungsliste der Griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten is a tool of outstanding importance for anyone publishing or studying Greek papyrus documents. The new Konkordanz zu Berichtigungsliste Band VIII-XIfacilitates finding corrections to published papyri and includes the CD-ROM edition of B.L. volumes I to XI in making the material instantly... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 99.99
The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of The Gambia_through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on this burgeoning... more...