A History of the Sudan by Martin Daly and PM Holt, sixth edition, has been fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments that have occurred in Sudan over the last nine years, including the crisis in Darfur.
The most notable developments that this text covers includes the decades-long civil war in the South (with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in January 2005); the emergence of the Sudan as an oil-producer and exporter, and its resulting higher profile in global economic affairs, notably as a partner of China; the emergence of al-Qaeda, the relations of Sudanese authorities with Osama bin Laden (whose headquarters were in the Sudan in the 1990s), and the Sudanese government's complicated relations with the West.
This text is key introductory reading for any student of North Africa.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Sixth Edition. Abbreviations and Acronyms. Introduction: The Land and the People. PART ONE: Before the Turco-Egyptian Conquest. PART TWO: The Turco-Egyptian Period: 1820-81. PART THREE: The Mahdist State: 1881-98. PART FOUR: The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium: 1899-1955. PART FIVE: The Independent Sudan. Select Bibliography.
P.M. Holt was Professor of the History of the Near & Middle East in the University of London, whose many important works on Sudanese history included most notably The Mahdist State in the Sudan (1970)
M.W. Daly is the author of some fifteen books on the history of the Sudan, including most recently Darfur’s Sorrow: The forgotten history of a humanitarian disaster (2nd edition 2010).