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Kingdoms of the Sudan

ISBN 9781138212206
Published March 29, 2018 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1974, is a study of the two states which dominated the northern and western regions of Sudan from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century: the Funj kingdom of Sinnār and the Keira sultanate of Dār Fūr. Until now the history of these two states has been neglected in comparison with that of the western states of the Sudanic Belt. The authors spent years researching the documentation of the period and the present book is a concise survey of their findings, comprising history, literature, politics, economics, trade and religion.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Part 1. Sinnār  2. The Transitional Age in Nubia, 1300-1500  3. The Age of Unity in Sinnār, 1500-1611  4. State and Society in Sinnār  5. Funj and ‘Abdallāb, 1611-1718  6. Sinnār in Decline  Part 2. Dār Fūr  7. The Prehistory of Dār Fūr  8. The Rise of the Keira  9. The Imperial Age  10. Keira Institutions  11. The Dār Fūr Sultanate  12. Postscript

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