African archaeology by D W Phillipson

By D W Phillipson

During this totally revised and elevated version of his seminal archaeological survey, David Phillipson provides a lucid, absolutely illustrated account of African prehistory, from the origins of humanity to the time of ecu colonisation, and demonstrates the relevance of archaeological examine to an figuring out of Africa today.

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HILL OF SQUANDERED VALOUR: The Battle for Spion Kop, 1900 by Ron Lock

By Ron Lock

The conflict of Spion Kop was once fought throughout the crusade to alleviate Ladysmith, South Africa, after the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange unfastened nation had gotten a bounce at the British Empire and besieged a British military within the city. It was once the one bloodiest episode within the crusade, in addition to a harbinger of the sour and determined combating nonetheless to return within the moment Boer War.Spion Kop, simply northeast of Ladysmith, was once the most important hill within the quarter, being over 1,400 ft excessive, and it lay nearly precisely on the middle of the Boer line. If the British may seize this place and produce artillery to the hill they might then command the flanks of the encircling Boer positions.On the evening of 23 January 1900, a wide British strength below significant normal Edward Woodgate was once dispatched to safe the peak, with Lt. Colonel Alexander Thorneycroft chosen to steer the preliminary attack. although, the Boers refused to renounce the location and a sour days of battling ensued. within the preliminary darkness the British mistakenly entrenched on the heart of the hill rather than the crest, and suffered horribly from Boer marksmen clinging to the outer edge. anguish badly themselves, the Boers have been eventually prone to confess defeat after they stumbled on that the British had retreated, forsaking their many useless. but, in gentle of the devastation wrought on each side, the British have been eventually capable of rally and relieve Ladysmith 4 weeks later. Ron Lock, esteemed writer of many Zulu battle histories, brings to lifestyles this sour and formerly missed crusade in brilliant and entire element, with aiding assets together with then-journalist Winston Churchill's conflict file, in addition to many formerly unpublished illustrations and six newly commissioned maps. His account can be beneficial to either historians and strategists eager to higher comprehend this tough and devastating conflict.

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"... a superb addition to the bookshelves not just of lovers within the Anglo-Boer warfare yet anyone with an curiosity in army history."Guild of Battlefield courses Member Tony Scott"Ron Lock's well-researched e-book brings to lifestyles this sour and slightly neglected conflict in bright and whole detail...This account may be invaluable to either historians and armchair generals short of a greater knowing of this hard and devastating conflict."Military Modelcraft overseas "...Ron Lock has performed his homework in compiling this history...nicely presented...Highly steered" Miniature Wargames "...a boon to an individual looking a greater knowing of the Boer War's intricacies, follies, ironies and pathos" Toy Soldier and version determine journal

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Conquest and Construction: Palace Architecture in Northern by Mark Delancey

By Mark Delancey

In Conquest and Construction Mark Dike DeLancey investigates the palace structure of northern Cameroon, a zone that was once conquered within the early 19th century via basically semi-nomadic, pastoralist, Muslim, Ful e forces and included because the biggest emirate of the Sokoto Caliphate. Palace structure is taken into account before everything as political in nature, and hence as responding not just to the desires and expectancies of the conquerors, but additionally to these of the principally sedentary, agricultural, non-Muslim conquered peoples who constituted the bulk inhabitants. within the strategy of reconciling the cultures of those a number of elements, new architectural varieties and native identities have been constructed."

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Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon by Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey

By Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey

Cameroon is a rustic endowed with a number of climates and agricultural environments, a number of minerals, mammoth forests, and a dynamic inhabitants. it's a kingdom that are supposed to be a pacesetter of Africa. as a substitute, we discover a rustic nearly paralyzed by way of corruption and negative administration, a rustic with a low existence expectancy and severe illnesses, and a rustic from which the main proficient and hugely informed contributors of the inhabitants are emigrating in huge numbers. even supposing Cameroon has made financial growth due to the fact independence, it has now not been in a position to switch the based nature of its financial system. the industrial scenario mixed with the dismal list of its political historical past, point out that clients for political balance, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they've been for many of the country's self sufficient existence.The fourth variation of the historic Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been up to date to mirror advances within the examine of Cameroon's heritage in addition to to supply insurance of the years because the final version. It relates the turbulent background of Cameroon via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over six hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on major people, occasions, areas, enterprises, and different features of Cameroon heritage from the earliest occasions to the current.

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Collected Poems by Chinua Achebe

By Chinua Achebe

A suite of poetry spanning the entire variety of the African-born author's acclaimed profession has been up to date to incorporate seven never-before-published works, in addition to a lot of his early poetry that explores such issues because the African attention, the tragedy of Biafra, and the mysteries of human relationships.

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Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End by David F. Anderson

By David F. Anderson

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In "a gripping narrative that's all yet very unlikely to place down" (Joseph C. Miller), Histories of the Hanged exposes the long-hidden colonial crimes of the British in Kenya. This groundbreaking paintings tells how the brutal struggle among the colonial executive and the insurrectionist Mau Mau among 1952 and 1960 ruled the ultimate bloody decade of imperialism in East Africa.

Using impressive new facts, David Anderson places the colonial executive on trial with eyewitness testimony from over 800 complaints and formerly unseen files. His learn exonerates the Kikuyu rebels; rarely the terrorists they have been regarded as; and divulges the British to be brutal aggressors in a "dirty war" that concerned leaders on the maximum ranks of the British govt.

This fabulous piece of scholarship portrays a teetering colonial empire in its ultimate section; using no matter what army and propaganda tools it could actually to maintain an order which may now not carry.

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Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad: The Precolonial State of by Michael A. Gomez

By Michael A. Gomez

Bundu is an anomaly one of the precolonial Muslim states of West Africa. based in the course of the jihads which swept the savannah within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, it constructed a practical coverage, detailed in the course of fundamentalist, theocratic Muslim states. positioned within the higher Senegal and with entry to the higher Gambia, Bundu performed a serious position in nearby trade and creation and reacted speedy to the stimulus of eu alternate. Drawing on quite a lot of assets either oral and documentary, Arabic, English and French, Dr. Gomez presents the 1st complete account of Bundu's heritage. He analyzes the basis and progress of an Islamic country at a crossroads among the Saharan and trans-Atlantic exchange, paying specific awareness to the connection among Islamic proposal and courtroom coverage, and to the state's reaction to militant Islam within the early 19th century.

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Missionary Masculinity, 1870–1930: The Norwegian by Kristin Fjelde Tjelle

By Kristin Fjelde Tjelle

What sort of males have been missionaries? what sort of masculinity did they characterize, in ideology in addition to in perform? Presupposing masculinity to be a cluster of cultural principles and social practices that fluctuate through the years and area, and never a sturdy entity with a average, inherent that means, Kristin Fjelde Tjelle seeks to reply to such questions.

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