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History of Modern Sudan

ISBN-10: 0521674956
ISBN-13: 9780521674959
Edition: 2008
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Description: Sudan's modern history has been consumed by revolution and civil war. The country attracted international attention in the 1990s as a breeding ground of Islamist terrorism and recently tensions between the prosperous centre and the periphery,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Sudan's modern history has been consumed by revolution and civil war. The country attracted international attention in the 1990s as a breeding ground of Islamist terrorism and recently tensions between the prosperous centre and the periphery, between north and south, have exploded in Darfur. In his latest book, Robert Collins, a frequent visitor and veteran scholar of the region, traces Sudan's history across two hundred years to show how many of the tragedies of today have been planted in its past. The story begins with the conquest of Muhammad 'Ali in 1821, and moves through the Anglo-Egyptian condominium to independence in 1956. It then focuses on Sudanese rule in the post-independence years when the fragile democracy established by the British collapsed under sectarian strife. It is these religious and ethnic divides, the author contends, in conjunction with failed leadership, which have prolonged and sustained the conflict in Sudan.

Robert O. Collins, emeritus professor of history at University of California, Santa Barbara, has written numerous books on the history of Africa, the Sudan, and the Nile. He has also worked as a professional river guide and has traversed most of the Nile.

The making of modern Sudan: the nineteenth century
The Anglo-Egyptian condominium
Parliamentary and military experiments in government, 1956-1969
The government of Ja'afar Numayri: the heroic years, 1969-1976
The government of Ja'Afar Numayri: the years of dismay and disintegration, 1976-1985
The TMC and third parliamentary government
The Islamist revolution: the Turabi years, 1989-1996
The Bashir years: beleaguered and defiant
War and peace in the southern Sudan
Disaster in Darfur
Epilogue

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