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A History of Modern Sudan
Contributor(s): Collins, Robert O. (Author)

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ISBN: 0521858208     ISBN-13: 9780521858205
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
OUR PRICE: $104.50  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2008

Annotation: Chronological account of Sudan's history from 1821 to the present, showing how ethnic divisions and failed leadership have sustained conflicts.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - North
- History | Africa - East
- History | Modern - 20th Century
Dewey: 962.404
LCCN: 2008003211
Physical Information: 1" H x 5.9" W x 9" L (1.50 lbs) 360 pages
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Chronological Period - 21st Century
- Cultural Region - North Africa
- Cultural Region - East Africa
Features: Bibliography, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Choice 06/01/2009
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Publisher 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, 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.

Contributor Bio(s): Collins, Robert O.: - Robert O. Collins is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His recent publications include Civil Wars and Revolution in the Sudan: Essays on the Sudan, Southern Sudan and Darfur, 1962-2004 (2005), Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (2006) and A History of Sub-Saharan Africa (with James M. Burns, 2007).
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