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Empire on the Nile : the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1898-1934 /
M.W. Daly.
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
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xv, 542 p. : ill., map, ports.
ISBN
052130878X
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
isbn
052130878X
catalogue key
928142
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 518-527) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-11:
Exotic personalities mark the history of the Nilotic Sudan. The region was closely connected historically with Egypt, Ethiopia, Arabia, India, the British Empire. Daly, coauthor with P.M. Holt of The History of the Sudan from the Coming of Islam to the Present Day (1979), has produced a magnificent political and economic panorama of British rule of the region in its first 36 years. The Anglo-Egyptian conquest brought the Pax Britannica to the Sudan, but the legacy was mixed ``largely because to many administrators the function of government did not extend beyond the maintenance of order.'' Empire meant that personality, not policy, determined events. Daly has given meticulous attention to support his assertions: there are 8 tables and 56 pages of endnotes as well as a solid bibliography and serviceable index. Excellent binding and print; one clear map; 21 interesting photographs. Recommended to all seeking knowledge of this pivotal area, upper-division undergraduate level and above.-E.E. Beauregard, University of Dayton
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Summaries
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Empire on the Nile provides essential background for an understanding of the social and economic issues confronting the Sudan today, and serves also as a case study in British imperial rule in Africa and the Middle East.
Description for Library
This is the first comprehensive survey of the political and economic history of the Sudan from the establishment of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in 1898 until 1934. Based mainly on unpublished sources in the Sudan, Britain, and elsewhere, the book provides much information on important aspects of government and administration, Sudanese-British relations, early modern politics, and economic and social developments. Empire on the Nile provides essential background for an understanding of the social and economic issues confronting the Sudan today, and serves also as a case study in British imperial rule in Africa and the Middle East.
Main Description
This is the first comprehensive survey of the political and economic history of the Sudan from the establishment of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium in 1898 until 1934. Based mainly on unpublished sources in the Sudan, Britain, and elsewhere, the book provides much information on important aspects of government and administration, Sudanese-British relations, early modern politics, and economic and social developments. It also analyses issues in Condominium history (such as indirect rule, the rise of neo-Mahdism, the crisis of 1924) in the light of previously unused archival material, offering insights and interpretations. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and including an extensive bibliography of unpublished sources, Empire on the Nile is essential background for an understanding of the social and economic issues confronting the Sudan today, and serves also as a case study in British imperial rule in Africa and the Middle East.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface
Glossary
The foundation of the Anglo-Egyptian condominium
The governor-generalship of Sir Reginald
Internal security, 1898-1914
The Sudan and the First World War
Economic developments, 1898-1919
Education and health, 1898-1919
The Sudan government's troubled adolescence, 1919-1924
The governor-generalship of Sir Geoffrey Archer 1924-1926
The governor-generalship of Sir John Maffey, 1926-1934
Administration in the South Sudan
Economic and social developments, 1920-1933
Conclusion
Abbreviations used in the notes, bibliography and tables
Tables
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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