African Studies Products

  • Women in Islamic Societies

    Edited by Bo Utas

    First published in 1983, this edited collection is based on contributions at a Scandinavian symposium on the place of women in Islamic society. It offers perspectives which illuminate our understanding of social relationships and structures pertaining to a vast number of the world’s population…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Women in Islamic Societies

  • Routledge Library Editions: Language and Literature of the Middle East

    By Various

    This nine volume set provides an overview of many aspects of Middle Eastern language and literature. These books range from discussions of the Arabic language and its publications, to translations of some of the region’s most important early works, to a survey of folk tales and modern literature.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Middle East

  • The Political Invention of Fragile States

    The Power of Ideas

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    ThirdWorlds

  • New Light on the Most Ancient East

    By V. Gordon Childe

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • West Africa Before the Europeans

    Archaeology & Prehistory

    By O. Davies

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Foraging and Farming

    The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

    Edited by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

    By Alix Wilkinson

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Agri-Food Systems and Economic Development

    Lessons from European, North American and Asian experiences

    Edited by Spencer Henson, Steven Jaffee

    This book draws on a three-year programme of research undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa, involving research teams in six countries looking at the role of donor interventions in the context of African smallholder participation in higher-value markets for agricultural and food products, both…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Restorative Justice and Ubuntu

    Indigenous knowledge and contemporary developments

    By Ann Skelton

    This book examines the history of the development of restorative justice against a 'theories of punishment' backdrop. It considers the modern practice of restorative justice and draws on the experience gained from the justice systems of indigenous peoples in New Zealand, Australia and North America…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Non-motorized transport integration into urban transport planning in Africa

    By Winnie Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren

    Studies reveal that most of the African cities have a large population of low income households who largely depend on Non-Motorised Transport (NMT), in particular walking. For example in the city of Nairobi, 47 per cent of all trips are by walking, 42 per cent by public transport and 7 per cent by…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Transport and Society

  • Indian Ocean Futures

    New Partnerships, New Alliances, and Academic Diplomacy

    Edited by Timothy Doyle, Graham Seal

    Indian Ocean studies, which once lagged behind studies of the Atlantic and the Pacific, is an important emerging academic field which has come into its own. In the next fifty years, the Indian Ocean Region will become very significant as a result of enormous demographic changes. What was the Ocean…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Africa and the Indian Ocean Region

    Edited by Timothy Doyle, Dennis Rumley

    This book examines the presence of Africa as a significant force in the western Indian Ocean. Africa will increasingly play a pivotal role in the future of the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region. The book considers the scope for greater African involvement in Indian Ocean region-building…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25 
    Routledge

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