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  • Histories of Egyptologyby William Carruthers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for?? This volume addresses a variety of important themes, the historical involvement of Egyptology... more...

  • Morality and Economic Growth in Rural West Africaby Paul Clough

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    The land, labor, credit, and trading institutions of Marmara village, in Hausaland, northern Nigeria, are detailed in this study through fieldwork conducted in two national economic cycles - the petroleum-boom prosperity (in 1977-1979), and the macro-economic decline (in 1985, 1996 and 1998). The book unveils a new paradigm of economic change in... more...

  • Nomad's Landby Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.11

    A memoir of desert travel -- by camel and horseback -- from a beloved author. An internationally renowned writer of mystery fiction, Mary Roberts Rinehart knows her way around an exotic setting. When faced with the Pyramids, the Nile, and the sprawling Egyptian desert in her own life, she does not fall in with the crowd of tourists waiting in... more...

  • Und dann wurde ich ausgeschafftby Margrit R. Schmid

    SJW - Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk 2014; US$ 12.99

    Sie kamen allein, mit Freunden oder mit ihren Eltern. Die einen auf der Suche nach Arbeit, andere auf der Flucht vor Terror und Krieg in ihrer Heimat im sŘdlichen Balkan. Einige hoffen, in der Schweiz bleiben zu k÷nnen. Viele aber mussten zurŘck in ein fremd gewordenes, vom Krieg zerst÷rtes Land. Sie waren gezwungen, freiwillig zurŘckzukehren, andernfalls... more...

  • Egyptian Womanby Hilary Wilson

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Following the experiences of Nebetiunet - an Egyptian mother and wife living in the holy city of Waset (Thebes) during the fifth year of the reign of Ramesses II - Egyptian Woman offers a fascinating insight into a year in her busy and remarkable life. When Nebet was orphaned at the age of ten, she was taken into the household of her Uncle Nebneteru... more...

  • Stringerby Anjan Sundaram

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    Written with startling beauty and acuity, Stringer is an account of a year and a half that Anjan Sundaram spent in the Congo working on the bottom rung of the Associated Press. It was an intense period that would take him deep into the shadowy city of Kinshasa, to the dense rainforests that still evoke Conrad's vision, and to the heart of Africa's... more...

  • Ancient Egyptby Douglas J. Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Ancient Egypt is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book covering the formative era of the Egyptian civilization: the age before the pyramids. Douglas Brewer shows why an awareness of the earliest phase of Egyptian history is crucial to understanding of later Egyptian culture.á Beginning with a quick review of the fields of Egyptology and archaeology,... more...

  • The Role of Women in Making and Building Peace in Liberiaby Anne Theobald

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    In the early 2000s, Liberian women wearing wrap skirts and white T-shirts, shouting: ĹWe want peace, no more war?, attracted international attention. After almost fifteen years of civil war, the enduring active, multifaceted, and non-violent campaigning for peace by women?s organisations contributed to the end of the fighting and the signing of a... more...

  • Idriss Deby and the Darfur Conflictby ╔sa´e To´ngar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Idriss Deby Itno, current ruler of Chad, is the unacknowledged cause of much of the war and mayhem in central Africa. He is responsible for ethnic violence against his own people; the instigation of two wars in Sudan; the removal of the democratically elected presidents of the two neighboring countries; involvement in war in the Democratic Republic... more...

  • Congoby David Van Reybrouck

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    Hailed as "a monumental history . . . more exciting than any novel" (NRC Handelsblad),David van Reybrouck?s rich and gripping epic, in the tradition of Robert Hughes'á The Fatal Shore , tells the extraordinary story of one of the world's most devastated countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo. áEpic in scope yet eminently readable, penetrating... more...