Sudan's blood memory : the legacy of war, ethnicity, and slavery in early South Sudan (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Sudan's blood memory : the legacy of war, ethnicity, and slavery in early South Sudan

Author: Stephanie Beswick
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2004.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book shows how the modern-day Sudan has been haunted by the distant past and presents the voices of two hundred peoples of South Sudan, a region which according to some 'has no history.' Many societies, worldwide, particularly those which have been non-literate, possess oral histories reaching back many centuries. They possess long memories, especially about wars and events of great trauma. Labeled 'blood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Beswick
ISBN: 1580461514 9781580461511
OCLC Number: 52766167
Description: xxx, 277 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geography and brief history of Sudan --
The changing Nilotic frontier --
Slave raids, wars, and migrations --
Communities of the Sobat/Nile confluence : the Padang --
Communities on the Eastern Nile : the Bor --
Communities in the southwest : the southern Bahr el-Ghazal --
Communities in the northwest : the northern Bahr el-Ghazal --
Grain, cattle, and economic power --
Totemic religion --
Human sacrifice, virgins, and river spirits --
Priests, politics, and land --
Ethnic expansion by marriage --
Sovereign nations within the Dinka --
Eighteenth-century slavers and traders --
Nilotic chaos : Dinka, Nuer, Atwot, and Anyuak --
Politics and stratification among stateless peoples --
Summary and history --
Legacy of the precolonial era.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 17.
Responsibility: Stephanie Beswick.
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A history of Southern Sudan, from pre-colonial times to the present.  Read more...

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Broad in scope, and based on rigorous research and extensive fieldwork, [Beswick's] book makes a lasting contribution to Sudanese studies and will appeal broadly to scholars of African oral history Read more...

 
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