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Darfur's sorrow : the forgotten history of a humanitarian disaster /
M. W. Daly.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
description
xxii, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521131871 (Paper), 9780521131872 (Paper)
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author
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
isbn
0521131871 (Paper)
9780521131872 (Paper)
catalogue key
7177155
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-353) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
M.W. Daly has received many honors and awards, including fellowships from the universities of Durham, Khartoum, and Tel Aviv, as well residencies at Oxford, Durham, the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC), and elsewhere. He is also the recipient to the John Frederick Lewis Award of the American Philosophical Society. Daly is the author of many books and articles on the history of the modern Middle East and Northeast Africa, including Imperial Sudan: The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium, 1934-1956 (1991) and, with P.M. Holt, A History of the Sudan: From the Coming of Islam to the Present Day, now in its fifth edition. He is the general editor of The Cambridge History of Egypt and has contributed more than a hundred articles and reviews to scholarly journals.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-01-01:
This book is a comprehensive look into a modern tragedy that, regrettably, is already being pushed out of public consciousness. It is the second edition of one of the first general histories of the Darfur conflict published anywhere (Darfur's Sorrow, CH, Feb'08, 45-3434). It cogently goes back into history to get at some of the fundamental cultural-historical roots of this disaster. Well-written and painstakingly researched, this is a welcome addition for those interested in the specific situation in Darfur and those curious about African politics and history in general. As the subtitle suggests, this book is about chronicling a forgotten history. As such, it does not push particular contemporary solutions or offer diplomatic remedies. Rather, it gathers relevant background information that will undoubtedly prove useful to scholars and diplomats who work toward resolving this conflict. Internal conflicts are always highly adaptive, ever changing, and confusing. This is one reason for the lack of in-depth and thorough research on modern conflicts' ancient roots. Darfur is no different in this aspect, and this volume sheds much needed light on a tragedy that continues into the foreseeable future. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. M. D. Crosston College of Arts and Sciences
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Written by a noted expert on the history of Sudan, this text is a comprehensive history of Darfur, covering the entire period of Darfur's history from the 17th century onwards. It is ideal for professionals, the general reader, and students of African and colonial history.
Main Description
Darfur's Sorrow is the first general history of Darfur to be published in any language. The book surveys events from before the founding of the Fur sultanate in the sixteenth century through the rise and establishment of the Fur state and its incorporation into the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan in 1916. The narrative continues with detailed coverage of the brief but all-important colonial period (1916-1956) and Darfur's history as a neglected peripheral region since independence. The political, economic, environmental, and social factors that gave rise to the current humanitarian crisis are discussed in detail, as is the course of Darfur's rebellion, its brutal suppression by the Sudanese government, and the lawless brigands known as janjawid. The second edition of the book brings the story up to date and includes an analysis of attempts to save Darfur's embattled people and to bring an end to the fighting.
Description for Bookstore
Darfur's Sorrow is the first general history of Darfur to be published in any language. The political, economic, environmental, and social factors that gave rise to the current humanitarian crisis are discussed in detail, as is the course of Darfur's rebellion, its brutal suppression by the Sudanese government, and the lawless brigands known as janjawid. The second edition of the book brings the story up to date and includes an analysis of attempts to save Darfur's embattled people and to bring an end to the fighting.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chronology of Eventsp. xvii
Mapsp. xxi
The "Abode of the Blacks"p. 1
Lords of Mountain and Savanna: The Origins and History of the Fur State to 1874p. 15
The Ends of the Turkish Worldp. 39
Darfur at the End of Time: The Mahdiyya, 1885-1898p. 60
Between an Anvil and a Hammer: The Reign of Ali Dinar, 1898-1916p. 87
"Closed District": Anglo-Egyptian Colonial Rule in Darfur, 1916-1939p. 115
Unequal Struggles, 1939-1955p. 144
Colonial Legacies and Sudanese Rule, 1956-1969p. 177
Darfur and "The May Regime," 1969-1985p. 201
Third Time Unlucky: Darfur and the Restoration of Parliamentary Rulep. 234
The State of Jihadp. 247
The Destruction of Darfurp. 269
Glossaryp. 315
Abbreviations in the Bibliography and Notesp. 319
Notesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 347
Indexp. 355
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