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The Sudan Handbook, Paperback / softback Book

The Sudan Handbook Paperback / softback

Edited by John Ryle, et al.


The Sudan Handbook, based on the Rift Valley Institute's successful Sudan Field Course, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Sudan, vividly written and edited by leading Sudanese and international specialists. The handbook offers a concise introduction to all aspects of the country, rooted in a broad historical account of the development of the Sudanese state.

It consists of eighteen self-contained, cross-referenced chapters, covering essential topics in the geography, history, sociology, culture and politics of the country, written by outstanding Sudanese scholars and recognized international experts.

It includes numerous purpose-drawn maps and diagrams, glossaries of key terms, capsule biographies of key figures, a chronology and a bibliography. John Ryle, Rift Valley Institute and Division of Social Sciences, Bard College, USA; Justin Willis, Department of History, Durham University, UK and former Director of the British Institute in Eastern Africa; Suliman Baldo, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, International Crisis Group; Jok Madut Jok, Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, USA. Published in association with the Rift Valley Institute


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: James Currey
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Regional studies
  • ISBN: 9781847010308