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In Darfur : an account of the sultanate and its people = تشحيذ الأذهان بسيرة بلاد العرب والسودان /
In Darfur : an account of the sultanate and its people = Tashḥīdh al-adhhān bi-sīrat bilād al-ʻArab wa-al-Sūdān

Author: Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar al-Tūnisī ; edited and translated by Humphrey Davies ; foreword by R. S. O'Fahey. ; Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar Tūnisī; Humphrey T Davies; R S O'Fahey
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Series: Library of Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In Volume One, al-Tunisi relates the history of his much-traveled family, his journey from Egypt to Darfur, and the reign of the noted sultan 'Abd al-Rahman al-Rashid. In Volume Two al-Tunisi describes the geography of the region, the customs of Darfur's petty kings, court life and the clothing of its rulers, marriage customs, eunuchs, illnesses, food, hunting, animals, currencies, plants, magic, divination, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tūnisī, Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar.
In Darfur.
New York : New York University Press, [2018]-
(DLC) 2017045917
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar al-Tūnisī ; edited and translated by Humphrey Davies ; foreword by R. S. O'Fahey. ; Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar Tūnisī; Humphrey T Davies; R S O'Fahey
ISBN: 9781479876389 1479876380 9781479867844 1479867845
OCLC Number: 1004636148
Language Note: In parallel English and Arabic.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume One --
Volume Two.
Series Title: Library of Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Tashḥīdh al-adhhān bi-sīrat bilād al-ʻArab wa-al-Sūdān
Responsibility: Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar al-Tūnisī ; edited and translated by Humphrey Davies ; foreword by R. S. O'Fahey.

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In Volume One, al-Tunisi relates the history of his much-traveled family, his journey from Egypt to Darfur, and the reign of the noted sultan 'Abd al-Rahman al-Rashid. In Volume Two al-Tunisi describes the geography of the region, the customs of Darfur's petty kings, court life and the clothing of its rulers, marriage customs, eunuchs, illnesses, food, hunting, animals, currencies, plants, magic, divination, and dances. In Darfur combines literature, history, ethnography, linguistics, and travel adventure, and most unusually for its time, includes fifty-two illustrations, all drawn by the author.

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In Darfur offers an interesting glimpse of a (still) neglected part of Africa, and a surprising wealth of information. * The Complete Review *

 
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