By Christian A. Williams
By Christian A. Williams
By Paula E. Dumas
This e-book tells the untold tale of the struggle to shield slavery within the British Empire. Drawing on quite a lot of resources, from paintings, poetry, and literature, to propaganda, medical stories, and parliamentary papers, Proslavery Britain explores the numerous ways that slavery's defenders assisted in shaping the procedures of abolition and emancipation. It unearths that proslavery arguments and rhetoric have been conscientiously crafted to justify slavery, protect the colonies, and assault the abolition move on the top of the slavery debates.
By Emilio Spadola
The sacred calls that summon believers are the focal point of this examine of faith and tool in Fez, Morocco. concentrating on how dissemination of the decision via mass media has reworked understandings of piety and authority, Emilio Spadola info the hot significance of once–marginal Sufi practices akin to spirit trance and exorcism for usual believers, the kingdom, and Islamist activities. The Calls of Islam bargains new ethnographic views on ritual, functionality, and media within the Muslim world.
By Steven B. Kaplan
...balanced and good informed...a notable piece of scholarship geared toward demythologizing the origins of the Ethiopian Falasha.
Kaplan's definitive remedy may be of curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish heritage, African heritage, and comparative faith, in addition to somebody drawn to Jewish affairs and the fashionable heart East.
The Midwest e-book Review
Kaplan's conceptualizations are really appropriate and obviously expressed...incisive and good documented... and gives crucial historical past for the method of assimilation now taking lace in Israel.
-The foreign magazine of African historic Studies
Kaplan's capable interdisciplinary strategy is of serious worth for folks attracted to faith, civilization, and technique of change.
-Religious experiences Review
Kaplan's well-written, lucid presentation make[s] this crucial, useful contribution obtainable to all degrees of readers. hugely recommended.
Insightful and thorough, a welcome contribution.Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Professor of track, Harvard University
Undoubtedly the main particular, such a lot scholarly, and so much dispassionate argument of Falasha heritage hitherto released. [T]his paintings merits ... the main cautious learn by way of all these (and specifically in Israel) who've any sensible or scholarly reference to the Beta Israel.
-- Edward UllendorffEmeritus Professor of Ethiopian reviews, college of LondonFellow of the British Academy
Given Kaplan's facility with either written and oral assets, he's in a distinct place to synthesize and reconcile the recent historic findings of ethnographers with the written resources and differing conclusions of past historians and linguists. His paintings is insightful and thorough, a welcome contribution.
-- Kay Shelemay, Wesleyan University
The beginning of the Black Jews of Ethiopia has lengthy been a resource of fascination and controversy. Their and destiny keeps to generate debate. The fruits of just about a decade of study, The Beta Israel (Falasha) in Ethiopia marks the ebook of the 1st book-length scholarly learn of the background of this designated community.
In this quantity, Steven Kaplan seeks to demythologize the historical past of the Falasha and to think about them within the wider context of Ethiopian heritage and tradition. This marks a transparent departure from earlier stories that have considered them from the exterior point of view of Jewish heritage. Drawing on a wide selection of resources together with the Beta Israel's personal literature and oral traditions, Kaplan demonstrates that they're now not a misplaced Jewish tribe, yet relatively an ethnic team which emerged in Ethiopia among the 14th and sixteenth century. certainly, the identify, Falasha, their non secular hierarchy, sacred texts, and monetary specialization can all be dated to this era. one of the topics the ebook addresses are their hyperlinks with Ethiopian Christianity, the medieval legends bearing on their lifestyles, their wars with the Ethiopian emperors, their relegation to the prestige of a despised semi-caste, their encounters with ecu missionaries, and the effect of the nice Famine of 1888-1892.
Kaplan's definitive remedy can be of curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish background, African background, and comparative faith, in addition to a person drawn to Jewish affairs and the trendy heart East.
Barry Sergeant, hard-hitting, bestselling writer of Brett Kebble: the interior tale (Zebra, 2006), now tackles the murky global of shady monetary dealings, submit the Kebble homicide. a daunting international, the place whistle-blowers need to watch their backs. an international the place such a lot of significant avid gamers are concerned to such an quantity that none of them can manage to pay for the price of the reality. this can be a significant paintings that depends upon painstaking info and lots of years of training. it really is finally approximately unravelling one of many world’s largest cover-ups.
By Professor Abugideiri Hibba
Gender and the Making of contemporary medication in Colonial Egypt investigates using medication as a 'tool of empire' to serve the nation construction technique in Egypt via the British colonial management. It argues that the colonial country successfully reworked Egyptian scientific perform and clinical wisdom in ways in which have been decidedly gendered. at the one hand, ladies doctors who had as soon as proficient as 'doctresses' (hakimas) have been now constrained of their scientific education and for this reason observed their social prestige decline regardless of colonial modernity's promise of progress.
On the opposite hand, the creation of colonial drugs gendered Egyptian medication in ways in which privileged males and masculinity. faraway from being totalized colonial topics, Egyptian medical professionals sarcastically reappropriated facets of Victorian technological know-how to forge an anticolonial nationalist discourse premised at the Egyptian girl as mom of the kingdom. through relegating Egyptian ladies - no matter if as midwives or housewives - to maternal roles in the house, colonial medication used to be determinative in diminishing what regulate ladies previously exercised over their career, houses and our bodies via its scientific dictates to take care of others. through interrogating how colonial drugs used to be constituted, Hibba Abugideiri finds how the increase of the fashionable nation configured the social formation of local elites in methods at once tied to the formation of contemporary gender identities, and gender inequalities, in colonial Egypt.
By David P. Sandgren,Thomas Spear
In 1963 David P. Sandgren went to Kenya to educate in a small, rural tuition for boys, the place he remained for the following 4 years. those have been heady occasions for Kenyans, because the country won its independence, authorized a brand new structure, and held its first elections. within the college the place Sandgren taught, the sons of Gikuyu farmers rose to the demanding situations of this publish colonial period and, in time, entered Kenyan society as adults, becoming a member of Kenya’s first new release of put up colonial elites.
In Mau Mau’s Children, Sandgren has reconnects with those former scholars. Drawing on multiple hundred interviews, he offers readers with a collective biography of the lives of Kenya’s first postcolonial elite, stretching from their Nineteen Forties formative years to the height in their careers within the Nineteen Nineties. via those interviews, Mau Mau’s Children indicates the trauma of turning out to be up in the course of the Mau Mau uprising, the character of nationalism in Kenya, the recent generational conflicts bobbing up, and the importance of schooling and Gikuyu ethnicity on his scholars' route to success.
By F. Massaquoi,A. Abraham,V. Seton,K. Tuchscherer
By Chipp Reid
By Dani Wadada Nabudere,Yash Tandon