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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: 1108010261     ISBN-13: 9781108010269
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
OUR PRICE: $62.69  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2011
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Africa - North
- History | Middle East - General
- Political Science
Dewey: 960
Physical Information: 1.24" H x 6" W x 9" L (1.78 lbs) 556 pages
- Cultural Region - African
- Cultural Region - Middle East
- Cultural Region - North Africa
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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. This ethnography 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 2 contains translations of nisbas with an analysis of their relation to ethnic identities. This book contains opinions on ethnicity which were acceptable at the time it was first published.
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