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War and Survival in Sudan's Frontierlands: Voices from the by Wendy James

By Wendy James

This ebook completes a trilogy by means of the anthropologist Wendy James. it's a case examine of the way the Uduk-speaking humans, initially from the Blue Nile sector among the 'north' and the 'south' of Sudan, were stuck up in and displaced by way of a new release of civil warfare. a few have replied via protecting their country, others by means of becoming a member of the armed resistance of the Sudan People's Liberation military, and but others finally discovering safety as foreign refugees in Ethiopia, or even additional afield in nations corresponding to the united states. Sudan's peace contract of 2005 leaves a lot uncertainty for the way forward for the total kingdom, as clash nonetheless rages in Darfur. The Uduk case exhibits how those that as soon as lived jointly now try and keep hyperlinks throughout borders or even continents via sleek communications, and the place attainable recreate their 'traditional' kinds of story-telling, tune, and tune.

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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt by Kathryn A. Bard

By Kathryn A. Bard

This student-friendly creation to the archaeology of old Egypt courses readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman sessions, and has now been up-to-date to incorporate fresh discoveries and new illustrations.

• Superbly illustrated with pictures, maps, and location plans, with extra illustrations during this new edition
• Organized  into eleven chapters, protecting: the background of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the traditional Egyptian language; geography, assets, and atmosphere; and 7 chapters geared up chronologically and dedicated to particular archaeological websites and evidence
• Includes sections on salient subject matters resembling the developing the good Pyramid at Giza and the method of mummification

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War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History by Angelos Chaniotis

By Angelos Chaniotis

Within the three hundred years among the conquest of Alexander the good and the conflict at Actium, continuous conflict had a dramatic impact on Hellenistic society and tradition. Exploiting the ample fundamental resources to be had, this ebook examines the numerous alternative ways within which battle formed the Hellenistic global.

The quantity indicates how battle used to be in detail hooked up with financial, social and political existence, the connections among warfare and faith, the ideology of Hellenistic monarchy, the guideline of elites, and technological swap. even as, the e-book constantly attracts realization to the adventure of battle, either from the battlefield viewpoint infantrymen, and from that of its sufferers – non-combatants, girls and youngsters.

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The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries by Mark Lehner

By Mark Lehner

For hundreds of years the pyramids have encouraged passionate theories approximately their origins, objective and approach to development. during this totally paintings at the significant pyramids of historic Egypt, the writer surveys the heritage, construction and use of the pyramids. He examines either the practicalities and logostics in their building and their conceptual facets - their cosmology and iconography and their interesting texts. different good points comprise money owed of the newest discoveries by means of foreign groups engaged on the pyramids; dialogue of the most recent theories; chronology and historical past of Egypt and the pyramids; maps and placement plans; a advisor to traveling; machine generated viewpoint perspectives of the inner of the pyramids; and quotations from historic texts, early explorers and archaeologists.

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Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy by Israel Gershoni, James Jankowski

By Israel Gershoni, James Jankowski

Confronting Fascism in Egypt bargains a brand new studying of the political and highbrow tradition of Egypt through the interwar period. although scholarship has regularly emphasised Arab political and armed forces aid of Axis powers, this paintings unearths that the shapers of Egyptian public opinion have been mostly unreceptive to fascism, brazenly rejecting totalitarian rules and practices, Nazi racism, and Italy's and Germany's expansionist and imperialist agendas. the bulk (although now not all) of Egyptian voices supported liberal democracy opposed to the fascist problem, and so much Egyptians sought to enhance and reform, instead of to switch and smash, the prevailing constitutional and parliamentary system.The authors position Egyptian public discourse within the broader context of the advanced public sphere during which debate unfolded—in Egypt's huge and colourful community of day-by-day newspapers, in addition to the weekly or per month opinion journals—emphasizing the open, varied, and pluralistic nature of the interwar political and cultural enviornment. In interpreting Muslim perspectives of fascism in the meanwhile whilst classical fascism used to be at its height, this enlightening ebook heavily demanding situations the new assumption of an inherent Muslim predisposition towards authoritarianism, totalitarianism, and "Islamo-Fascism."

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The Copts and the West, 1439-1822: The European Discovery of by Alastair Hamilton

By Alastair Hamilton

In seventeenth-century Europe the Copts, or the Egyptian participants of the Church of Alexandria, have been commonly believed to carry the most important to an historic knowledge and an historical theology. Their language was once notion to guide to the interpreting of the hieroglyphs and their Church to keep strains of early Christian practices in addition to early Egyptian customs. This ebook, the 1st full-length learn of the topic, discusses the makes an attempt of Catholic missionaries to strength the Church of Alexandria into union with the Church of Rome and the gradual accumulation of data of Coptic ideals, undertaken by means of Catholics and Protestants. It ends with a survey of the examine of the Coptic language within the West and of the makes use of to which it was once placed through Biblical students, antiquarians, theologians and Egyptologists.

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Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness by John Major Jenkins

By John Major Jenkins

Explores the primary position performed by way of the galaxy in either historic and sleek instances within the transformation of the human spirit.

• Extends Jenkins' groundbreaking learn in Maya Cosmogenesis 2012.
• finds how the arrival Galactic Alignment of era-2012 offers a renewal of human attention.
• Uncovers the galactic imaginative and prescient of Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, and Vedic cosmologies.

The Galactic Alignment is an extraordinary astronomical occasion that brings the solstice sunlight into alignment with the guts of the Milky method galaxy each 12,960 years. development at the discoveries of his e-book Maya Cosmogenesis 2012, Jenkins demonstrates that the end-date of 2012 doesn't sign the tip of time yet relatively the start of a brand new degree within the improvement of human attention. He recovers a amazing universal thread that connects the traditional cosmological insights of the Maya not just to Egyptian proposal and Vedic philosophy but additionally to the variety of humankind's metaphysical traditions starting from Celtic sacred topography and Medieval alchemy to the Kabbalah and Islamic astrology. His paintings provides us with a groundbreaking synthesis of misplaced knowledge as soon as universal to historic cosmologies that may support us comprehend the importance of this transformative cosmic milestone.

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The Amarna letters by William L. Moran

By William L. Moran

An historic inscription pointed out many of the ruins at el Amarna as "The position of the Letters of the Pharaoh." chanced on there, circa 1887, have been approximately 400 cuneiform capsules containing correspondence of the Egyptian court docket with rulers of neighboring states within the mid-fourteenth century B.C. earlier translations of those letters have been either incomplete and mirrored a less than excellent realizing of the Babylonian dialects during which they have been written. William Moran committed a life of learn to the Amarna letters to arrange this authoritative English translation.

The letters offer a brilliant list of high-level diplomatic exchanges that, by way of glossy criteria, are frequently below diplomatic. An Assyrian ruler complains that the Egyptian king's most modern present of gold used to be now not even enough to pay the price of the messengers who introduced it. The king of Babylon refuses to offer his daughter in marriage to the pharaoh with no first having evidence that the king's sister―already one of many pharaoh's many wives―is nonetheless alive and good. The king of Karaduniyash complains that the Egyptian court docket has "detained" his messenger―for the previous six years. And Egyptian vassal Rib-Hadda, writing from the besieged port of Byblos, many times calls for army suggestions for his urban or, failing that, an Egyptian send to allow his personal escape.

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Mamluk 'Askari 1250-1517 by David Nicolle, Peter Dennis

By David Nicolle, Peter Dennis

New archaeological fabric and study underpin this huge, exact and fantastically illustrated account of the recognized Mamluk Askars. The Mamluk military is credited with ultimately defeating and expelling the Crusaders from the center East, with defeating and halting the Mongol invasion of the Islamic center East, and with dealing with down - even though now not defeating - Tamerlane. Their country used to be an primarily army one yet was once for hundreds of years additionally the Protector of the Holy areas, which gave it superb status in the later medieval Islamic world.The mamluk troops (askaris) of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt and Syria have been most likely the last word specialist squaddies of the medieval interval. They have been supposedly recruited as adolescent slaves, even though contemporary study has began to undermine this oversimplified interpretation of what has been known as the "mamluk phenomenon".The Mamluk Sultanate and its military lasted for a remarkably very long time, from the mid-13th to early sixteenth century, lengthy sufficient to withstand the Portuguese within the Indian Ocean and purple Sea, sooner than ultimately being defeated and overthrown via the Ottoman Sultanate. certainly the mamluk phenomenon lasted even longer in Ottoman-ruled Egypt, until eventually the ultimate years of the 18th century. It used to be so embedded in Egyptian, and to a lesser volume Syrian, society and politics that the trendy Egyptian military of the nineteenth century has, in the course of its first many years, been defined as a neo-mamluk strength.

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