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Some of the most popular stories in nineteenth-century America were sensational tales of whites captured and enslaved in North Africa. White Slaves, African Masters for the first time gathers together a selection of these Barbary captivity narratives, which…

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This is the first comprehensive assessment of the end of slavery in Africa. Editors Suzanne Miers and Richard Roberts, with the distinguished contributors to the volume, establish an agenda for the social history of the early colonial period—hen the end of…

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From our vantage point ancient Egyptian civilization, with its strictly hierarchic organization, can appear static through its three-thousand-year history. In his concise and authoritative introduction to that distant culture, a renowned Egyptologist reveals the…

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An innovative examination of the forces - both destructive and dynamic - which have shaped twentieth-century South Africa. This book provides a stimulating introduction to the history of South Africa in the twentieth century. It draws on the rich and lively…

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Volume 2 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art — iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries, funeral and burial practices, human…

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Greater Ethiopia combines history, anthropology, and sociology to answer two major questions. Why did Ethiopia remain independent under the onslaught of European expansionism while other African political entities were colonized? And why must Ethiopia be…

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This concise new guide to Egyptian history considers not only the ancient past but also the last 200 years of modernization and the evolution of the Egyptian state, right up to contemporary developments.

Akhenaten

by Cyril Aldred

|April 1, 1991

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The revolutionary cult of sun-worship that Akhenaten introduced, and such contentious issues as the role of Nefertiti as a goddess, the dominant part played by plague during Akhenaten's reign, and likely events of the king's twilight years are treated with new…

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An important collection of 10 essays on the almost totally neglected subject of the freedman in North and South American slave societies... All of these essays furnish important insights into our understanding of racism and slave societies in the Americas." --…

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The Companion Volume to the PBS Television Series Wonders of the African World is an exuberant, visually stunning journey across Africa and through the history of its glorious but forgotten civilizations. Traveling by camel, by dhow, by Land Cruiser, and on foot,…

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In 1991 the Somali state collapsed. Once heralded as the only true nation-state in Africa, the Somalia of the 1990s suffered brutal internecine warfare. At the same time a politically created famine caused the deaths of a half a million people and the flight of a…

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"Anyone who thinks that South Africa's problems began with the Afrikaners and apartheid should read this book." -Richard Dowden, The Independent "... should remain the last word for the foreseeable future." -Choice "Peires is the premier historian of the Xhosa…