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Throughout the 20th century, Egyptian nationalism has alternately revolved around three primary axes: a local Egyptian territorial nationalism, a sense of Arab ethnic-linguistic nationalism, and an identification with the wider Muslim community. This detailed…

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For over half a millennium the Mamluks wielded power over Egypt. During this time they formed a remarkable political, military and economic elite, ruling as sovereigns from 1250 to 1517 and, after the Ottoman conquest, regaining much of their former influence…

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The letter-books of the Royal African Company of England form the most substantial and important source of material on English trade in West Africa in the late seventeenth century. The Royal African Company held a legal monopoly of English trade with West Africa,…

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Lyautey and the French Conquest of Morocco describes and analyzes the method of colonial conquest and rule linked to the name of Marshal Louis-Hubert Lyautey (1854-1934), France's first resident-general in Morocco and the most famous of France's 20th-century…

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In the mid-1990s the Truth and Reconciliation Commission disclosed its findings on the awful reality of the apartheid era in South Africa. The Commission inspired scholars from Europe, North America, and South Africa to convene a group of their own, to…

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This book is the first full-length historical study of the attitudes of the British Colonial Office towards industrialisation in the colonial Empire. Dr Butler challenges the prevailing assumption that London and the Colonial governments colluded to frustrate…

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Based on a four-year longitudinal study of urban adaptation in Lusaka, Zambia, this book offers both a theoretical analysis and a case study of African urbanization as a social process. The author's unique approach to this topic lies in her exploration of…

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One of the first English-language historical analyses of African psychiatry, this book discusses mental and social disorder in the west African country of Sierra Leone from the late 18th century to the present. Much of the study compares trends in mental health…

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CROSS REF DEV STUDIES Both Africa and the Middle East have sought alternatives to Western models of development. The last twenty-five years have seen political independence for the states of Africa and increased economic dependence on external aid. The Middle…

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The Emergence of Modern South Africa views economic conflict, specifically the interaction of the state, big business, and labor, as the central issue in the development of South Africa. Yudelman focuses on the labor-management conflict in the country's gold…