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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The Chronology of Sudanese Arabic Genealogical Tradition
Author:Spaulding, Jay L.ISNI
Year:2000
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:27
Pages:325-337
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:oral history
history
1700-1799
1800-1899
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3172119
Abstract:The written and oral genealogical literature in Arabic from the northern Sudan, with a few possible but minor exceptions, was created during the long 19th century from 1775 to 1922. It is a potentially valuable, if largely unexploited, primary source for the study of that period - the age that witnessed the emergence of a new northern Sudanese Arab nation after the collapse of the old kingdom of Sinnar. Despite the assertion of Orientalists to the contrary, the present article argues that this genealogical literature has little or no relevance to the history of earlier times. Notes, ref.

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