Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-210) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Land and the People.
I. BEFORE THE TURCO-EGYPTIAM CONQUEST.
1. The Eastern Bilad al-Sudan in the Middle Ages.
2. The Eastern Bilad al-Sudan from the Early Sixteenth to the Early Nineteenth Century.
II. THE TURCO-EGYPTIAN PERIOD: 1820-81.
3. The Inaugration of the Turo-Egyptian regime: 1820-1825.
4. Settlement and Stagnation: 1825-1862.
5. The Era of Khedive Isma'il: 1863-81.
III. THE MAHDIST STATE: 1881-98.
6. The Mahdist Revolution: 1881-98.
7. The Reign of the Khalifa 'Abdallahi: 1885-98.
IV. THE ANGLO-EGYPTIAN CONDOMINIUM: 1899-1955.
8. Pacification and Consolidation: 1899-1913.
9. War and Revolt: 1914-24.
10. A Period of Reaction: 1925-36.
11. The Development of Sudanese Nationalism: 1937-52.
12. Self-Government and Self-Determination: 1953-56.
V. THE INDEPENDENT SUDAN.
13. Parliamentary and Military Government: 1956-69.
14. The Era of Jaafar Mimeiri: 1969-85.
15. The Transitional Government and the Third Parliamentary Regime: 1985-89.
16. The Regime of the National Islamic Front.