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Holymen of the Blue Nile : the making of an Arab-Islamic community in the Nilotic Sudan, 1500-1850

Author: Neil McHugh
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©1994.
Series: Series in Islam and society in Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Muslim holymen in the north Central Sudan and the role they played in the cultural and social transformation of that region.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil McHugh
ISBN: 0810110695 9780810110694
OCLC Number: 30108660
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Northwestern University, 1986.
Description: xii, 280 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction. Muslim Arabs in the Sudan. Periodization. Frontiers and Holymen. Evidence and Interpretation --
Ch. 2. The Island of the Funj. The Funj Empire and the Islamic Factor. Social and Political Paradigms. The Eighteenth Century --
Ch. 3. Holymen of Sinnar. Shaykh. Tariqa. Khalwa --
Ch. 4. Architects of an Arab-Islamic Consciousness. The Turning of Generations. The Islamic Face of Authority. The Proliferation of Religious Communities --
Ch. 5. Harbingers. Ahmad b. Isa al-Ansari. Ahmad al-Tayyib. The Eve of Invasion --
Ch. 6. The Province of Sinnar. Conquest and Consolidation. Society Reshaped. Religion and State --
Ch. 7. Holymen of the Turkiyya. Khalwa. Tahriqa. The Gezira in the Mid-Nineteenth Century --
Ch. 8. Conclusion --
Appendix A: The Rulers of Sinnar --
Appendix B: Pupils of Daf Allah al-Masubin al-Araki --
Appendix C: The Tabaqat of Wad Dayf Allah --
Appendix D: A Biography of Ahmad al-Tayyib b. al-Bashir --
Appendix E: The Funj Chronicle --
Appendix F: Individuals Interviewed.
Series Title: Series in Islam and society in Africa.
Responsibility: Neil McHugh.

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