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The Sudan handbook

Author: John Ryle
Publisher: Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The handbook offers a concise introduction to all aspects of the country, rooted in a broad historical account of the development of the Sudanese state."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ryle
ISBN: 9781847010308 184701030X
OCLC Number: 657601488
Description: xx, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Many Sudans / John Ryle & Justin Willis --
Land & water / Justin Willis, Omer Egemi & Philip Winter --
Early states on the Nile / Abdelrahman Ali Mohammed & Derek Welsby --
Peoples & cultures of two Sudans / John Ryle --
Religious practice & belief / Wendy James --
The ambitions of the state / Justin Willis --
From the country to the town / Munzoul A.M. Assal --
From slaves to oil / Laura James --
Sudan's fragile state, 1956-1989 / Peter Woodward --
Islamism & the state / Abdel Salam Sidahmed --
Traditional authority, local government & justice / Cherry Leonardi & Musa Abdul Jalil --
Twentieth-century civil wars / Douglas H. Johnson --
The war in the west / Jerome Tubiana --
A short history of Sudanese popular music / Ahmad Sikainga --
Sudan's regional relations / Gerard Prunier --
The international presence in Sudan / Daniel Large --
The past & future of peace / Edward Thomas --
Epilogue: The next Sudan / Jok Madut Jok & John Ryle.
Responsibility: edited by John Ryle [and others].

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A compact and useable introduction to the understanding of contemporary Sudan, and a convenient reference work.  Read more...

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Diplomats, aid workers and development workers heading for a tour of duty , in either of the Sudans, or both, should certainly read this collection of well written and informative essays. LAWFARE Read more...

 
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