Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan

In Wild Man from Borneo: A Cultural History of the Orangutan (University of Hawai’i Press) Robert Cribb, Helen Gilbert and Helen Tiffin offer the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which Read more …

Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East

Robin Derricourt’s Antiquity Imagined: The Remarkable Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East (I.B. Tauris) explores how Egypt’s past has been creatively interpreted by later ages and shows in depth how ancient Egypt and the surrounding lands have so continuously and seductively tantalised the Western imagination.