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The H-World Editorial Team: Eric Martin, David Kalivas, Maryanne Rhett

Nick Vaughan-Williams
Robert Niebuhr

Niebuhr on Vaughan-Williams, 'Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power'

Nick Vaughan-Williams. Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. ix + 190 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-3732-4.

Reviewed by Robert Niebuhr
Published on H-World (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Aaron D. Whelchel

A Bridge between Theory and Practice?

Ralph A. Austen
Ousmane Traoré

Traoré on Austen, 'Trans-Saharan Africa in World History'

Ralph A. Austen. Trans-Saharan Africa in World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. x + 157 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-515731-4; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533788-4.

Reviewed by Ousmane Traoré (Wagner College)
Published on H-World (September, 2013)
Commissioned by Aaron D. Whelchel

The Rise and Fall of a Highway Made of Sand and Rock: The Sahara Desert in World History