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  • The Pyramidsby Miroslav Verner

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    How did a people who lived nearly five thousand years ago, who knew neither iron nor bronze and who lacked mastery of elementary rules of calculation, manage to construct enormous stone structures with a precision seldom matched even by modern architecture? By one of the world's leading Egyptologists, The Pyramids sets our knowledge of these unique,... more...

  • Patrice Lumumbaby Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Patrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the country?s first democratically elected prime minister. After a meteoric rise in the colonial civil service and the African political elite, he became a major figure in the decolonization movement of the 1950s. Lumumba?s short... more...

  • Thomas Sankaraby Ernest Harsch

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country?s history and development. An avowed Marxist,... more...

  • Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Lifeby Rosalie David

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 79.00

    Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing excerpts from 51 texts written by Egyptians themselves. more...

  • West Africa Before the Europeansby O. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After introducing the geographical background and chronology, subsequent... more...

  • Die Entdeckung Ägyptensby Thomas Beckh; Gregor Neunert

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 20.46

    Die Faszination für Ägypten ist ein Jahrhunderte altes Phänomen. Doch das Land am Nil wurde erst im 19. Jahrhundert wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Die Ägyptologie gewann mit immer mehr Entdeckungen schnell an Ergebnissen und Anhängern. Thomas Beckh und Gregor Neunert stellen hier die wichtigsten Urväter dieser Wissenschaft vor. Denn die Geschichte ihrer... more...

  • Die Entdeckung Ägyptensby Thomas Beckh; Gregor Neunert

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 20.46

    Die Faszination für Ägypten ist ein Jahrhunderte altes Phänomen. Doch das Land am Nil wurde erst im 19. Jahrhundert wissenschaftlich erschlossen. Die Ägyptologie gewann mit immer mehr Entdeckungen schnell an Ergebnissen und Anhängern. Thomas Beckh und Gregor Neunert stellen hier die wichtigsten Urväter dieser Wissenschaft vor. Denn die Geschichte ihrer... more...

  • Pyramids and Fleshpotsby Stuart Hadaway

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and the 'fleshpots' of Cairo. Actually they faced appalling heat, abrasive sand, poor rations and water shortages. In the desolation of the Western... more...

  • The Fortunes of Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their... more...

  • Das Alte Ägyptenby Martin Bommas; Charlotte Schubert; Ingemar König

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 15.35

    Ägypten ? Reich der Pharaonen am Strom des Lebens, dem Nil. Der Band erläutert die Geschichte und die Entwicklungen des Alten Ägypten vom Jahr 3300 v. Chr. an und reicht bis zur Eroberung durch Alexander den Großen und damit dem Ende der Pharaonenzeit. Anhand der Königslisten vollzieht der Autor den Fortgang der Geschichte nach und verliert dabei nicht... more...