Historical Dictionary of the Sudan by Robert S. KramerHistorical Dictionary of the Sudan by Robert S. Kramer

Historical Dictionary of the Sudan

byRobert S. Kramer, Richard A. Lobban Jr., Carolyn Fluehr-lobban

Hardcover | March 22, 2013

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The Republic of the Sudan was long the largest country in Africa and, according to the general consensus, also one of the least successful in many ways.  This was not entirely its fault since it lay along the fault line between Muslim and Christian Africa and between the Nile Valley civilizations and African Sudanic cultures.  This partly explains the long and bloody warfare waged by the Southerners to achieve independence, which they did in July 2011.  So this hefty book actually covers not one but two states. This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan does so, first, through a lengthy and detailed chronology tracing its relatively few successes and numerous failures.  The introductory essay does an admirable job of putting it all in perspective.  But the most informative part is the dictionary, with now over 700 entries for this fourth edition.  They deal with important personalities, politics, the economy, society, culture, religion and inevitably the civil war.  There are also appendixes and an extensive bibliography.
Robert S. Kramer is Professor of History at St. Norbert College where he has taught African and Middle Eastern history since 1989. He first visited Sudan in 1986-87 and has been following it closely since then. During this time he has written numerous articles and book chapters on Islam and Muslim societies in Africa and also produce...
Title:Historical Dictionary of the SudanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:620 pages, 9.24 × 6.5 × 1.91 inPublished:March 22, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810861801

ISBN - 13:9780810861800

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Editorial Reviews

I would recommend this book to any library with an interest in the region, or in international relations in general, as one of the few balanced resources on an area of potential major conflict.