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This incisive learn provides a brand new measurement to discussions of Egypt's nationalist reaction to the phenomenon of colonialism in addition to to discussions of colonialism and nationalism quite often. Eve M. Troutt Powell demanding situations many authorised tenets of the binary dating among eu empires and non-European colonies through studying the triangle of colonialism marked by way of nice Britain, Egypt, and the Sudan. She demonstrates how crucial the problem of the Sudan was once to Egyptian nationalism and highlights the deep ambivalence in Egyptian attitudes towards empire and the ensuing ambiguities and paradoxes that have been a vital part of the nationalist move. a unique color of Colonialism enriches our realizing of 19th- and twentieth-century Egyptian attitudes towards slavery and race and expands our viewpoint of the "colonized colonizer."

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Muhammad al-Tunisï in Därfür: Following in Father’s Footsteps I am but too certain that my father is no more; but I will go down to the infernal regions in quest of him. 8 P. M. Holt and M. W. Daly write that, when medieval Muslim geographers referred to biläd al-südän, they meant all African territory south of the Sahara. Many of their maps and literary mappings of Africa were taken at face value for centuries; al-Idrisï and al-`Umari depicted the Nile River as having continental length and expanse, a mythological span that added to its great mystery.

Derek Walcott, Omeros Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us. Montesquieu, Persian Letters Medieval Arabic geographers of Africa defined the continent with a paradoxical mixture of fact, legend, and mystery. Some, like Ibn Batuta and alMas`üdï, visited different parts of Africa; others, like al-Kazwinï and alIdrisï, synthesized the information of other voyages into their geographical work.

As for the people of the mountain, they are all equal in wickedness and savagery. 18 What authority gave Muhammad al-Tunisï the ability to travel around the vast regions of Därfür and document the behavior of its inhabitants? Unlike Selim Qapudan and al-Tahtawï, Muhammad al-Tunisï did not travel to the Sudan under the orders of the Egyptian ruler. Once situated there, however, he did gain the permission of the sultan of Därfür, to travel around the region of Jebel Marra, permission that he carried with him, signed and sealed, throughout his journeys.

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