A History of Modern Sudan
By (author) Robert O. Collins
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History of Modern Sudan by Robert O. Collins
Book DescriptionSudan's modern history has been consumed by revolution and civil war. The country attracted international attention in the 1990s as a breeding ground of Islamist terrorism and recently tensions between the prosperous centre and the periphery, between north and south, have exploded in Darfur. In his latest book, Robert Collins, a frequent visitor and veteran scholar of the region, traces Sudan's history across two hundred years to show how many of the tragedies of today have been planted in its past. The story begins with the conquest of Muhammad 'Ali in 1821, and moves through the Anglo-Egyptian condominium to independence in 1956. It then focuses on Sudanese rule in the post-independence years when the fragile democracy established by the British collapsed under sectarian strife. It is these religious and ethnic divides, the author contends, in conjunction with failed leadership, which have prolonged and sustained the conflict in Sudan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521858205
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert O. Collins
History of Sub-Saharan Africa, Hardback (November 2013)
The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers.
History of Modern Sudan, Paperback (May 2008)
Chronological account of Sudan's history from 1821 to the present, showing how ethnic divisions and failed leadership have sustained conflicts.
Nile, Hardback (December 2002)
The Nile is the longest river in the world, and throughout history its banks have been home to many peoples, from Bantu cultivators to Egyptians. In this text, Robert Collins charts the dynamic interplay between man and nature in chronicling the past, present and future of this great river.
Requiem for the Sudan, Paperback (October 1994)» View all books by Robert O. Collins
An account of the drought and the civil war in the Sudan, describing how attempts by international agencies and humanitarian organizations to provide food and medical relief have been thwarted by bureaucratic in-fighting, corruption, greed and ineptitude.
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Author Biography - Robert O. Collins
Robert O. Collins is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His recent publications include Civil Wars and Revolution in the Sudan: Essays on the Sudan, Southern Sudan and Darfur, 1962-2004 (2005), Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (2006) and A History of Sub-Saharan Africa (with James M. Burns, 2007).
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