Fire and sword in the Sudan

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Fire and sword in the Sudan

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Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Starvation and the State

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Starvation and the State

Author: Steven Serels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383879

Genre: Political Science

Page: 253

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Book Summary: Sudan has historically suffered devastating famines that have powerfully reshaped its society. This study shows that food crises were the result of exploitative processes that transferred resources to a small group of beneficiaries, including British imperial agents and indigenous elites who went on to control the Sudanese state at independence.


War of Visions

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War of Visions

Author: Francis M. Deng

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815723695

Genre: Social Science

Page: 592

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Book Summary: The civil war that has intermittently raged in the Sudan since independence in 1956 is, according to Francis Deng, a conflict of contrasting and seemingly incompatible identities in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. Identity is seen as a function of how people identify themselves and are identified in racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious terms. The identity question related to how such concepts determine or influence participation and distribution in the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the country. War of Visions aims at shedding light on the anomalies of the identity conflict. The competing models in the Sudan are the Arab-Islamic mold of the North, representing two-thirds of the country in territory and population, and the remaining Southern third, which is indigenously African in race, ethnicity, culture, and religion, with an educated Christianized elite. But although the North is popularly defined as racially Arab, the people are a hybrid of Arab and African elements, with the African physical characteristics predominating in most tribal groups. This configuration is the result of a historical process that stratified races, cultures, and religions, and fostered a "passing" into the Arab-Islamic mold that discriminated against the African race and cultures. The outcome of this process is a polarization that is based more on myth than on the realities of the situation. The identity crisis has been further complicated by the fact that Northerners want to fashion the country on the basis of their Arab- Islamic identity, while the South is decidedly resistant. Francis Deng presents three alternative approaches to the identity crisis. First, he argues that by bringing to the surface the realities of the African elements of identity in the North-- thereby revealing characteristics shared by all Sudanese--a new basis for the creation of a common identity could be established that fosters equitable participation and distribution. Second, if the issues that divide prove insurmountable, Deng argues for a framework of diversified coexistence within a loose federal or confederate arrangement. Third, he concludes that partitioning the country along justified borders may be the only remaining option to end the devastating conflict.


Slavery in the Sudan

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Slavery in the Sudan

Author: Sharon Barnes,Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim,Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286032

Genre: History

Page: 184

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Book Summary: This groundbreaking study offers a rare window into the history of slavery in the Sudan, with particular attention to the relationships between slaves and masters. Thoroughly documented, it provides valuable context to current issues of global concern and combats persistent myths about African slavery.


Pride, Faith, and Fear

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Pride, Faith, and Fear

Author: Charlotte A. Quinn,Frederick Quinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198022867

Genre: Religion

Page: 184

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Book Summary: While nearly one in every five people in the world today is Muslim, Islam is spreading most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in three Africans today practices a form of Islam. Sub-Saharan Africa is today home to over 150 million Muslims. Although immensely varied, African Islam, the authors demonstrate, is defined by three overarching beliefs. First, African Islam is local Islam, with no ordained clergy or international body to regulate doctrine. At the same time, the importance of Islam as a source of communal identity, both within African societies and as part of the worldwide Islamic community, is a defining feature of the African Muslim worldview. Finally, there is a pervasive belief among African Muslims that the West is on a new crusade against Islam. At a time of growing interest in the worldwide expansion of Islam, the Islamic revival in Africa deserves special attention. With in-depth coverage of Islam in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Pride, Faith, and Fear provides both a general overview of African Islam and a detailed picture of Muslim politics--which are increasingly national politics--in some of Africa's most populous regions.


The First Islamist Republic

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The First Islamist Republic

Author: Abdullahi A. Gallab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317031725

Genre: Political Science

Page: 194

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Book Summary: Adding a new dimension to the ongoing scholarly and political debate about Islamism or political Islam within the context of modern politics in Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, this study details the development and disintegration of the Islamists' Republic in the Sudan. The Islamists' regime in the Sudan has propagated a distinctive ideology whose declared aim was to create a primary model of an Islamist state. This book is the story of the social world of Islamism. Based on extensive field work inside and outside the regime, it provides an entry point into its local and global worlds as they interact and collide with each other. The book places considerable emphasis on the theoretical development and growth of Islamism to address the profound transformations within political Islam. Political scientists, sociologists interested in religion and Middle Eastern and African scholars should read this book.


Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan

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Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan

Author: Susan M. Kenyon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027509

Genre: Social Science

Page: 282

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Book Summary: This historical ethnography from Central Sudan explores the century-old intertwining of zar , spirit possession, with past lives of ex-slaves and shows that, despite very different social and cultural contexts, zar has continued to be shaped by the experience of slavery.


Islamism in the Modern World

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Islamism in the Modern World

Author: W. J. Berridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474272851

Genre: Religion

Page: 312

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Book Summary: Islamism in the Modern World is an accessible, student-oriented introduction to the debates surrounding the historic origins of contemporary Islamism. It explores controversies surrounding contemporary Islamists' indebtedness to various European and Islamic thinkers, as well situating debates concerning the relationship between political Islam, violence and democracy in an historic context. W. J. Berridge explores the continuities, discontinuities, and the impacts of long term social, economic and political change on the nature of Islamism as an ideology. Readers are encouraged to subject the claims of current commentators to the scrutiny of historical analysis, exploring the complexities of the relationship between Islamist and European thinkers – whether classical, Renaissance or modern liberal, fascist or Marxist. The book understands political Islam in the longue durèe, comparing medieval, early modern and modern Islamist thinkers, as well as discussing the compatibility of Islamism – and, indeed, Islam itself – with supposedly 'Western' values such as democracy, feminism, and human rights. Each chapter contains a short bibliography of relevant primary and secondary sources, as well as excerpts from key sources and a glossary of Arabic terms, making this the ideal introduction to the subject for history students.


In Desert And Wilderness

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In Desert And Wilderness

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481216

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 562

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Book Summary: This vintage book contains Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1912 novel, "In Desert And Wilderness". Sienkiewicz's compelling young adult novel tells the tale of two friends who are taken by rebels during the Mahdist war in Sudan. "In Desert And Wilderness" was used as the basis for two films, one in 1917 and one in 2001. This book is recommended for fans of inspirational historical literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Henryk Sienkiewicz is a Polish author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.


Eminent Victorians

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Eminent Victorians

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679640150

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon, his quarries are not only his subjects but also the public-school system and the whole structure of nineteenth-century liberal values.


The World's Greatest Books (Travel and Adventure)

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The World's Greatest Books (Travel and Adventure)

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465590331

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Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Sir Samuel White Baker was born in London, on June 8, 1821. From early manhood he devoted himself to a life of adventure. After a year in Mauritius he founded a colony in the mountains of Ceylon at Newera Eliya, and later constructed the railway across the Dobrudsha. His discovery of the Albert N'yanza completed the labours of Speke and Grant, and solved the mystery of the Nile. Baker's administration of the Soudan was the first great effort to arrest the slave trade in the Nile Basin, and also the first step towards the establishment of the British Protectorate of Uganda and Somaliland. Baker died on December 30, 1893. He was a voluminous writer, and his books had immense popularity. "The Albert N'yanza" may be regarded as the most important of his works of travel by reason of the exploration which it records rather than on account of any exceptional literary merit. Here his story is one of such thrilling interest that even a dull writer could scarce have failed to hold the attention of any reader by its straightforward narration. In March, 1861, I commenced an expedition to discover the sources of the Nile, with the hope of meeting the East African Expedition of Captains Speke and Grant that had been sent by the English Government from the south, via Zanzibar, for that object. From my youth I had been inured to hardships and endurance in wild sports in tropical climates; and when I gazed upon the map of Africa I had the hope that I might, by perseverance, reach the heart of Africa. Had I been alone it would have been no hard lot to die upon the untrodden path before me; but my wife resolved, with woman's constancy, to leave the luxuries of home and share all danger, and to follow me through each rough step in the wild life in which I was about to engage. Thus accompanied, on April 15, 1861, I sailed up the Nile from Cairo to Korosko; and thence, by a forced camel march across the Nubian desert, we reached the river of Abou Hamed, and, still on camels, though within view of the palm-trees that bordered the Nile, we came to Berber. I spent a year in learning Arabic, and while doing so explored the Atbara, which joins the Nile twenty miles south of Berber, and the Blue Nile, which joins the main stream at Khartoum, with all their affluents from the mountains of Abyssinia. The general result of these explorations was that I found that the waters of the Atbara when in flood are dense with soil washed from the fertile lands scoured by its tributaries after the melting of the snows and the rainy season; and these, joining with the Blue Nile in full flood, also charged with a red earthy matter, cause the annual inundation in Lower Egypt, the sediment from which gives to that country its remarkable fertility.


Alice and the Unicorn - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books

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Alice and the Unicorn - Early Reader - Children's Picture Books

Author: Bella Wilson,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1370683782

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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Franklyn

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Franklyn

Author: Richard Cliff

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1785383388

Genre: Fiction

Page: 143

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Book Summary: Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.


Summer

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Summer

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486847098

Genre: Fiction

Page: 144

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Book Summary: A naive girl from a humble background conducts a torrid romance with an ambitious city boy in this sensational tale of a woman's sexual awakening by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ethan Frome.


They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

Author: Benjamin Ajak,Benson Deng,Alephonsion Deng,Judy A. Bernstein

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610395999

Genre: History

Page: 352

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Book Summary: A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin—hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.” Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses—dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators—lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike—that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive.


The Sword of Io

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The Sword of Io

Author: M. L. Buchman

Publisher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.

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Genre: Fiction

Page: 60

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Book Summary: -a Future Night Stalkers romance story- Captain Christine Merrill ranks as the toughest and best pilot in the Army’s Night Stalker fighter regiment. She also hides one of the darkest secrets in the solar system. Sergeant Phil Parello keeps a secret of his own beyond his growing attraction to Captain Christine the Fighting Machine. Crashed on Io’s lethal surface, the only way to survive is together. They must share their hearts and their secrets to survive The Sword of Io.


Dictionary of Genocide [2 volumes]

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Dictionary of Genocide [2 volumes]

Author: Paul R. Bartrop,Samuel Totten

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313346410

Genre: Political Science

Page: 576

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Book Summary: Over 600 terms identify and explain the history and suffering of ethnic and religious groups experiencing genocide throughout the world. The people, places, governments, agencies, documents, legal terms, and all other aspects of genocide are defined for new students and scholars alike.


The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity

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The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity

Author: Alex McFarland

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441266615

Genre: Religion

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Society today has a growing number of objections and concerns regarding Christianity. Why does a loving God let bad things happen? Would God really send someone to hell? And why is Christianity right and other religions in error? Many Christians hear objections to Christianity and have a crisis of faith. Enter Alex McFarland, a seasoned apologist who is ready to explore ten common objections to Christianity. He offers straight answers that will give them confidence and understanding about their beliefs. After reading this book, all Christians will know how to effectively answer the most common objections to Christianity, why they believe what they believe, and be prepared to defend their faith and worldview.


The Book of the Sword

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The Book of the Sword

Author: Richard F. Burton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204366

Genre: History

Page: 340

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Book Summary: As the so-termed founding of Rome took place during the early Iron Age of Southern Europe, it is probable that the citizens, like their predecessors the Etruscans, originally made their blades of copper and bronze, the leaf-shape being borrowed from the Greeks, as we see it retained by the gladiators. The material would last into the Age of Steel, but even in her early years Rome must have preferred the harder metal. Pliny expressly tells us that Porsena, after his short-lived conquest, prohibited the future masters of the world from using iron except in agriculture... -from Chapter XII: "The Sword in Ancient Rome; The Legion and the Gladiator" Notorious for his global exploits-not to mention his unexpurgated translations of The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra-British adventurer and author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) was also a soldier and an aficionado of fencing, which is surely how he came about his interest in the sword. "The history of the sword is the history of humanity," Burton declares in his introduction to this classic 1884 survey of the weapon, and then goes on to explore that noble history through: [ the origin of weapons [ the ages of wood, bone, and horn [ copper weapons [ bronze and brass axes and swords [ the sword in ancient Egypt [ the sword in Babylonia, Persia, and ancient India [ the sword in ancient Greece [ the sword in ancient Rome [ and much more Profusely illustrated with beautifully detailed line drawings, this is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of weaponry.


Winston Churchill Reporting

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Winston Churchill Reporting

Author: Simon Read

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306823829

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Book Summary: Long before his finest hour as Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill emerged on the world stage as a brazen foreign correspondent, covering wars of empire in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and South Africa. In those far-flung corners of the world, reporting from the front lines between 1895 and 1900, Churchill mastered his celebrated command of language and formed strong opinions about war. He thought little of his own personal safety, so convinced was he of his destiny, jumping at any chance to be where bullets flew and canons roared. "I have faith in my star that I am intended to do something in the world," he wrote to his mother at the age of twenty-three before heading into battle. Based on his private letters and war reportage, Winston Churchill Reporting intertwines young Winston's daring exploits in combat, adventures in distant corners of the globe, and rise as a major literary talent experiences that shaped the world leader he was to become.