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by Jeff Pearce & Richard Pankhurst Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

It was the war that changed everything, and yet it's been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway,...

Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History

by J. E. Manchip White Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine,...

Making Cairo Medieval

by Nezar AlSayyad, Irene A. Bierman & Nasser Rabbat Lexington Books (March 25, 2005)

During the nineteenth century, Cairo witnessed one of its most dramatic periods of transformation. Well on its way to becoming a modern and cosmopolitan city, by the end of the century, a 'medieval' Cairo had...

British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E. Raugh Jr. Scarecrow Press (May 02, 2008)

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...

Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics Indiana University Press (June 05, 2013)

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...

Historical Dictionary of Mauritania

by Anthony G. Pazzanita Scarecrow Press (October 23, 2008)

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...

The Search for Cleopatra

by Michael Foss Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an...

Once a Hussar

by Ray Ellis Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years...


by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (May 20, 2019)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome's most devastating defeat August 2, 216 BC was one of history's bloodiest single days of fighting. On a narrow plain near the Southern...

Destination Casablanca

by Meredith Hindley PublicAffairs (October 09, 2017)

This rollicking and panoramic history of Casablanca during the Second World War sheds light on the city as a key hub for European and American powers, and a place where spies, soldiers, and political agents...


by Ronald Bruce St John Oneworld Publications (November 02, 2017)

Since Qaddafi’s ousting in 2011, Libya has been beset by instability and conflict. To understand the tumultuous state of the country today, one must look to its past. With great clarity and precision, renowned...


by C.R. Pennell Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

The only comprehensive history of this popular travel destination

Beginning with Morocco’s incorporation into the Roman Empire, this book charts the country’s uneasy passage to the 21st century and reflects...

Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism

by Dalia F. Fahmy & Daanish Faruqi Oneworld Academic (January 05, 2017)

The liberatory sentiment that stoked the Arab Spring and saw the ousting of long-time Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak seems a distant memory. Democratically elected president Mohammad Morsi lasted only a year...

The Canary Islands

by Juan Cruz Ruiz Abrams Press (September 05, 2017)

Traditional guidebooks give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much...

The Barbary Corsairs

by Jacques Heers Skyhorse (November 13, 2018)

The Barbary corsairs first appeared to terrorize shipping at the end of the fifteenth century. These Muslim pirates sailed out of the ports of North Africa, primarily Sal?, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli....

Overcoming Ptolemy

by Geoffrey C. Gunn Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Studies on global metageography are enjoying a revival, and in no way is this better referenced than against the geo-world system bequeathed by Claudius Ptolemy almost two thousand years ago. This is all the...


by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (May 07, 2019)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome's most devastating defeat

August 2, 216 BC was one of history's bloodiest single days of fighting. On a narrow plain near the Southern...

The Unsettling of Europe

by Peter Gatrell Basic Books (May 28, 2019)

An acclaimed historian examines postwar migration's fundamental role in shaping modern Europe

Migration is perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, and it has completely decentered European politics in recent...

St. Cyprian of Carthage and the College of Bishops

by Benjamin Safranski Fortress Academic (September 15, 2018)

This book assesses episcopal cooperation as envisioned by the third-century bishop Cyprian of Carthage. It outlines and assesses the interactions between local bishops, provincial groups of bishops, and the...

El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa

by Jill Edwards The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2012)

This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein arena to...

Dividing the Nile

by David E. Mills The American University in Cairo Press (December 01, 2014)

Most scholarship has attributed Sudanese independence in 1956 to British dominance of the Condominium, historical animosity toward Egypt, or the emergence of Sudanese nationalism. Dividing the Nile counters...


by Miroslav Verner The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2002)

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis there lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar...

The Burning Shores

by Frederic Wehrey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2018)

A riveting, beautifully crafted account of Libya after Qadhafi.

The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country...


by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of...

A Victorian Holocaust

by Mohammad Gholi Majd Hamilton Books (November 22, 2017)

The death by famine of tens of millions of human beings in Asia and Africa during the Victorian era (1837–1901) is “the secret history of the nineteenth century” about which Western history books contain...

The Battle for North Africa

by Glyn Harper Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies,...

Saharan Frontiers: Space and Mobility in Northwest Africa

by James McDougall & Judith Scheele Indiana University Press (June 08, 2012)

The Sahara has long been portrayed as a barrier that divides the Mediterranean world from Africa proper and isolates the countries of the Maghrib from their southern and eastern neighbors. Rather than viewing...

Making Morocco

by Jonathan Wyrtzen Cornell University Press (January 05, 2016)

How did four and a half decades of European colonial intervention transform Moroccan identity? As elsewhere in North Africa and in the wider developing world, the colonial period in Morocco (1912–1956) established...

Creative State

by Natasha Iskander ILR Press

At the turn of the twenty-first century, with the amount of money emigrants sent home soaring to new highs, governments around the world began searching for ways to capitalize on emigration for economic growth,...

By Sword and Plow

by Jennifer E. Sessions Cornell University Press (January 26, 2015)

In 1830, with France's colonial empire in ruins, Charles X ordered his army to invade Ottoman Algiers. Victory did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began the French conquest of Algeria, which...

The Soul of Ancient Egypt

by Robert Bauval & Ahmed Osman Bear & Company (September 17, 2015)

An examination of the cultural occupations of Egypt over the past two millennia and how we can return to the sacred harmony of ancient Egypt

• Explores the golden civilization of ancient Egypt and its system...


by Safwan M. Masri & Lisa Anderson Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning...

Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

by Ghada Talhami Scarecrow Press (December 19, 2012)

The overriding theme of this work is that women’s struggles, human rights, myths, and literary expression are indispensable to an understanding of the modern culture and socio-political development of the...

Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema

by Florence Martin Indiana University Press (October 13, 2011)

Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven...

The Call of Bilal

by Edward E. Curtis IV The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2014)

How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection...

The Conquest of Morocco

by Douglas Porch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2005)

The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven...

The Battle of Algiers

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (April 25, 2016)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Algiers in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Algiers....

El Alamein 1942

by Pier Paolo Battistelli Dundurn (March 26, 2016)

The story of one of the most important battles of the Second World War between two of its greatest generals is expertly related and explained by a leading historian, with detailed illustrations and supplementary...

Skeletons on the Zahara

by Dean King Little, Brown and Company (February 15, 2004)

Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month...

Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour

by Anthony Holmes HarperPress (December 08, 2011)

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing – the Pyramids of Giza.


Voices of the Arab Spring: Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

by Asaad Alsaleh & PETER SLUGLETT Columbia University Press (February 10, 2015)

Narrated by dozens of activists and everyday individuals involved in the Arab Spring, this book documents the unprecedented events that led to the collapse of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and...