History – February 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 31, 2015|History|0 comments

General and thematic Echoes of empire: memory, identity and the legacy of imperialism / Kalypso S. Nicolaidis, Berny Sebe & Gabrielle Maas The rise of the West: a history of the human community: with a retrospective essay / by William H. McNeill; drawings by Béla Petheö. Europe and the Islamic world: a history / John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens   translated by Jane Marie Todd with a foreword by

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Religions – December 2014 and January 2015.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 20, 2015|Religions|0 comments

General and thematic Convulsing bodies: religion and resistance in Foucault / Mark D. Jordan The myth of religious violence: secular ideology and the roots of modern conflict / William T. Cavanaugh The devil: a new biography / Philip C. Almond Logical positivism [by] C.A. Qadir. Global religious movements across borders: sacred service / edited by Stephen M. Cherry [&] Helen Rose Ebaugh Medicine and religion: a historical introduction / Gary

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Africa – October to December 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 9, 2015|Africa|0 comments

491 days : prisoner number 1323/69 / Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Africa : geographies of change / Richard Grant Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa : historical legacies and contemporary hybridities / edited by Afe Adogame, Andrew Lawrence. Africa rising? : BRICS – diversifying dependency / Ian Taylor. Africa39 : new writing from Africa south of the Sahara / introduction by Wole Soyinka ; editor, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey. African football, identity politics,

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Trial Access to Armed Conflict Database from the International Institute of Strategic Studies

By Bob Burns|January 23, 2015|Africa, Development Studies, History, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

We currently have trial access (until 20 Feb 2015) to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) from the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Armed Conflict Database monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts. In addition to the comprehensive historical background for each conflict, the weekly timelines and the monthly updates, the

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Religions – October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 4, 2014|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Material culture and Asian religions: text, image, object / edited by Benjamin J. Fleming and Richard D. Mann. Objects of worship in South Asian religions: forms, practices and meanings / edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations / Carol Bakhos Unbelievable: why we believe and why we don’t / Graham Ward. Religion in development: rewriting the

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Africa – September 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|October 9, 2014|Africa|0 comments

African art as philosophy : Senghor, Bergson, and the idea of negritude / by Souleymane Bachir Diagne. The African garrison state : human rights & political development in Eritrea / Kjetil Tronvoll & Daniel R. Mekonnen. Agricultural land redistribution and land administration in sub-Saharan Africa : case studies of recent reforms / Frank F. K. Byamugisha, editor. Ancestral encounters in highland Madagascar : material signs and traces of the dead

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Africa – August 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 3, 2014|Africa|

Africa : challenges of multilingualism = Afrika : Herausforderungen der Mehrsprachigkeit = Les défis du plurilinguisme en afrique / Claus Altmayer ; H. Ekkehard Wolff (eds.). African film : looking back and looking forward / edited by Foluke Ogunleye. Biosafety of GM crops in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania : an evolving landscape of regulatory progress and retreat / author, Judith A. Chambers. Breakthrough : corporate South Africa in a green

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Africa – May 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 30, 2014|Africa|0 comments

Rethinking the South African crisis : nationalism, populism, hegemony / Gillian Hart. Governare l’oltremare : istituzioni, funzionari e società nel colonialismo italiano / a cura di Gianni Dore … [et al.]. A Journey from Tete to Zumbo = (Uma viagem de Tete ao Zumbo) / by Albino Manoel Pacheco ; edited and translated by Malyn Newitt. Adolescentes voilées : du corps souillé au corps sacré / Meryem Sellami. Media role

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History – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 9, 2014|History|0 comments

Comparative & Thematic Thinking, recording, and writing history in the ancient world / edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub. Activating the past: history and memory in the Black Atlantic world / ed. by Andrew Apter and Lauren Derby. The Cambridge history of capitalism / edited by Larry Neal and Jeffrey G. Williamson. The monks of Kublai Khan, emperor of China: medieval travels from China through Central Asia to Persia and the

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Development Studies – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 8, 2014|Development Studies|0 comments

E-books Development and Democracy : What Have We Learned and How? / Ole Elgstrom and Goran Hyden Survival Migration : Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement / Alexander Betts International development studies : theories and methods in research and practice / Andrew Sumner and Michael Tribe. Reducing urban poverty in the global South / David Satterthwaite and Diana Mitlin. Child security in Asia the impact of armed conflict in

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