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A History of the Arabs in the Sudan: And Some Account of the People Who Preceded Them and of the Tribes Inhabiting Dárfūr
Contributor(s): Macmichael, H. a. (Author)

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ISBN: 1108010253     ISBN-13: 9781108010252
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
OUR PRICE: $45.59  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2011
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - North
- History | Middle East - General
Dewey: 960
Physical Information: 0.85" H x 6" W x 9" (1.23 lbs) 382 pages
- Cultural Region - African
- Cultural Region - Middle East
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Publisher Description:
H. A. MacMichael was a member of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan government between 1905 and 1933. This two-volume work, first published in 1922, is the culmination of almost twenty years' ethnological research conducted while MacMichael was stationed in various parts of Sudan. It provides detailed histories of the origins, movements and degrees of relation between indigenous groups in Sudan, based on oral histories gained from interviews with local people, and on Sudanese genealogical records known as 'nisbas'. These records provide a valuable insight into the construction and fluidity of ethnic identity at a local and regional level, and have been widely used as a basis for subsequent investigations concerning identity in Sudan. Volume 1 discusses pre-Islamic and contemporary indigenous groups. This book contains opinions on ethnicity which were acceptable at the time it was first published.
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