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Slaves of fortune : Sudanese soldiers and the River War, 1896-1898

Author: Ronald M Lamothe
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey ; Rochester, NY : Boydell & Brewer Inc., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Anglo-Egyptian re-conquest of Sudan - Churchill's 'River War' - has been well chronicled from the British point of view, but we still know little about its front line troops, the Sudanese soldiers of the Egyptian Army. Making use of unpublished primary sources and published material located in the United Kingdom and Sudan, Slaves of Fortune provides an historiographic correction. It argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Lamothe
ISBN: 9781847010421 1847010423
OCLC Number: 724651607
Description: xvii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ali Jifunʹs Fashoda homecoming ---
1."Backbone of the Egyptian Army" ---
2."Servants of His Highness the Khedive" ---
3."Flavour of Domesticity" ---
4."Brotherhood that Binds the Brave" ---
5."Tea with the Khalifa."
Other Titles: Sudanese soldiers and the River War, 1896-1898
Responsibility: Ronald M. Lamothe.

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Exposes the 'blind spot' in popular and academic histories about the role of African soldiers in the creation of Britain's empire, through a re-telling of one of the best known episodes in British  Read more...

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An important addition to the historiography of modern Sudan. . [It] will be very important reading for anyone who is interested not only in modern Sudanese history but also in gaining a better Read more...

 
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