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Title:Shilluk Trade and Politics from Mid Seventeenth Century to 1861
Author:Mercer, Patricia
Year:1971
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:12
Issue:3
Pages:407-426
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:history
ethnic groups
Shilluk
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181041
Abstract:Over most of their history the Shilluk of the White Nile, today staid peasant-farmers, have had a markedly agressive image and were known, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, as river-marauders who dominated the White Nile as far downstream as Eleis (now El-Qawa), and inflicted regular raids upon sedentary Arab peoples living well to the north of this point. The article deals with the pattern of relationships, between the Shilluk and the Muslim, Nilotic and Nuba peoples who were their immediate neighbours, before 1820, and with Shilluk society as seen by the first alien eyewitnesses and the consequences for that society of its increasing involvement with a wider Muslim world, within the period 1820-61. Notes, map, summary.
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