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  1. The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own...

    Published October 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Invention of Fragile States

    The Power of Ideas

    Edited by Sonja Grimm, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Olivier Nay

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book investigates the emergence, the dissemination and the reception of the notion of ‘state fragility’. It analyses the process of conceptualisation, examining how the ‘fragile states’ concept was framed by policy makers to describe reality in accordance with their priorities in the fields of...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. New Light on the Most Ancient East

    By V. Gordon Childe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. West Africa Before the Europeans

    Archaeology & Prehistory

    By O. Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    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...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Foraging and Farming

    The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

    Edited by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

    By Alix Wilkinson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    First published in 1971, this book was the first major survey ever made in this field. It includes all the main museum collections in the world, and enables comparative study of almost all the known jewellery from predynastic times to the end of the XXVIth Dynasty (525 B.C.) to be made. The...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Soccer in the Middle East

    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the social significance of soccer and its importance to individuals and the collectivity. Shaped and influenced by such forces as religion, colonialism, nation-building and globalization...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Governance of Rangelands

    Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism

    Edited by Pedro M. Herrera, Jonathan Davies, Pablo Manzano Baena

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Food Safety and Informal Markets

    Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Kristina Roesel, Delia Grace

    Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety,...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Emerging Middle Class in Africa

    Edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa’s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa’s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge