The Nile: Histories, Cultures, Myths / Edition 1

The Nile: Histories, Cultures, Myths / Edition 1

by Haggai Erlich, Israel Gershoni

ISBN-10: 1555876722

ISBN-13: 9781555876722

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Map of the Nile Basin
2The Spread of Islam and the Nubian Dam17
3Ethiopia's Alleged Control of the Nile25
4Consolidation of Christianity Around the Source of the Blue Nile39
5Did Jewish Influence Reach Ethiopia via the Nile?57
6Arab Geographers, the Nile, and the History of Bilad al-Sudan71
7Up the River or Down the River? An Afrocentrist Dilemma79
8Renaissance Geographical Literature and the Nile105
9The Legend of the Blue Nile in Europe121
10The "Gondar Utopia"131
11The Nile as a Gateway for Missionary Activity in Abyssinia139
12The Father of Rivers: The Nile in Ethiopian Literature153
13Brothers Along the Nile: Egyptian Concepts of Race and Ethnicity, 1895-1910171
14Egypt, Ethiopia, and "The Abyssinian Crisis," 1935-1936183
15Geographers and Nationalism in Egypt: Huzayyin and the Unity of the Nile Valley, 1945-1948199
16The Aswan High Dam and Revolutionary Symbolism in Egypt219
17The Nile in Egyptian-Sudanese Relations, 1956-1995227
18Removing the Nubians: The Halfawis at Khashm al-Girba235
19In Search of the Nile Waters, 1900-2000245
20Conclusion: Historical Legacies and Present Concerns269
The Contributors291
About the Book305

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