A History of the Sudan: From the Coming of Islam to the Present Day

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Longman, 2000 - History - 222 pages
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Here is a new edition of well-known introductory history of the Sudan, which takes events of this troubled region up to 1998. This extended coverage considers the last years of Jaafar Nimeiri's government to his fall from power in 1985; the subsequent transitional military regime; the return to parliamentary rule, and the current attempts to establish an Islamic state under a renewed military regime. More than a political narrative, this book shows how the modern Sudan has been shaped by three key elements in its history: the influence of the Ottoman Empire; the impact of British domination; and, above all else, the enduring indigenous tradition of the region, produced by the intermingling of its African and Arab Muslim inheritance.

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The TurcoEgyptian Period 182081
The Mahdist State 188198

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M. W. Daly, PhD (London, SOAS), is the author of a two-volume history of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in the Sudan (Cambridge University Press 1986, 1991), a history of Darfur (Cambridge U. P. 2007), and, with P. M. Holt, "A History of the Sudan", now in its sixth edition. He is general editor of "The Cambridge History of Egypt". A biography of F. R. Wingate, "The Sirdar", won the John Frederick Lewis Award of the American Philosophical Society in 1998.

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