A History of Modern Sudan / Edition 1

A History of Modern Sudan / Edition 1

by Robert O. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521674956

ISBN-13: 9780521674959

Pub. Date: 07/07/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521674959
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/07/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures

List of maps

Glossary

Introduction 1

1 The making of modern Sudan: the nineteenth century 10

2 The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium 33

3 Parliamentary and military experiments in government, 1956-1969 69

4 The government of Ja'afar Numayri: the heroic years, 1969-1976 94

5 The government of Ja'afar Numayri : the years of dismay and disintegration, 1976-1985 125

6 The Transitional Military Council and third parliamentary government 157

7 The Islamist revolution: the Turabi years, 1989-1996 185

8 The Bashir years: beleaguered and defiant, 1996-2006 218

9 War and peace in southern Sudan 245

10 Disaster in Darfur 272

Epilogue 300

Notes 303

Select bibliography 305

Index 320

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