Author: Robert S. Kramer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2013
This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan covers the history of Sudan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Sudan.
Author: H. L. Wesseling
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Release Date: 1999
Die Aufteilung Afrikas bildet einen der spektakul�rsten Ereignisbogen der Neueren Geschichte ueberhaupt. Im Jahre 1880 den Europ�ern noch immer unbekannt, war Afrika drei�ig Jahre sp�ter nahezu kontinentuebergreifend europ�ischer Verwaltung unterstellt. Rezensionen zur Originalausgabe: "This book is the most judicious and most evenhanded synthesis of the rich historiography concerning the partition of Africa. Its brilliance lies in its weaving in of the diplomatic records about all the European players involved, rather than relying on an account derived from one or two major powers ... It is this ability to refuse, to simplify, to present complexity, to underline the interplay between the unexpected and the expected, which constitutes the main achievement of this remarkable work and sets it off from others." Jan Vansina, University of Wisconsin at Madison "I have read this book with huge enjoyment and enlightenment. It is really a wonderful achievement: lively, vivid and intellectually persuasive." Simon Schama, Columbia University .
The Mahdia was an important Islamic millenarian movement of the Nilotic Sudan in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. It contributed substantially to the emergence of the Sudan as a nation-state in the twentieth century. The Mahdi's family and heritage played a major political and cultural role in the Sudan, both before and after independence. This volume begins with introductory material on the Mahdia and a biographical sketch of the author of the sira, followed by discussion of composition, acquisition, sources, and literary features of the account. The text itself presents a condensed paraphrase of the account while retaining the spirit of the original document. It pays special attention to preserving historical events. Appendixes include full transcriptions of the main source materials for the biography, two photographic reproductions of the handwriting of the original Arabic manuscripts, and an annotated list of the Mahdist proclamations and letters transcribed in the original Arabic text of the sira.
This is the first volume of the Biographical Dictionary of South Sudan, an ongoing research project begun in July 2001. As the subtitle of the book, the Notable Firsts, suggests, this volume is primarily concerned with historically significant South Sudanese personalities, deceased and contemporary alike, and their illustrious careers. Luminaries from all walks of life are featured, including politics, traditional leadership, civil service, academia, and sports. This book has several main aims. Its primary aim is historical. It presents biographical profiles or accounts of the entrants and highlights the accomplishments and contributions of entrants in their respective fields of expertise or in the public sphere. But the aim of this study is not only to preset entrants’ biographies. It is mostly to place the entries in a broader historical perspective. The biographical dictionary, though concerned about personal accounts of entrants, it discusses pivotal events that shaped the history of South Sudan. The biographies are essentially linked to historical events that shaped or influenced the country’s trajectory throughout the period in question. Central to understanding the history of South Sudan is the biographical information of personalities who have taken part in major events or who have assumed important offices in the country.
Author: Mary K. Mannix
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.
Author: Marius Munz
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2014-06-05
1918 wurde Wiesbaden als Folge des Ersten Weltkriegs von alliierten Truppen besetzt. Erst nach über elf Jahren verließen die letzten Soldaten die Stadt. Oberbürgermeister Georg Krücke sprach auf der sogenannten „Befreiungsfeier“ 1930 die Worte: »Schwere Jahre liegen hinter uns. Wir denken an die unsäglichen Demütigungen und Bedrückungen in der Franzosenzeit, an die großen Schädigungen, die unsere Kurstadt erlitten hat«. Diese Aussage des damaligen Oberbürgermeisters fasste prägnant zusammen, wie die meisten Wiesbadener die Besatzungszeit wahrgenommen hatten. Und bis heute ist diese Sicht auf die Besatzungszeit in dem kollektiven Gedächtnis der Bevölkerung gegenwärtig. Die vorliegende Studie untersucht, wie sich die alliierte Besetzung auf die Stadt Wiesbaden auswirkte und bietet die erste umfassende wissenschaftliche Untersuchung zur Stadtgeschichte Wiesbadens in der Weimarer Republik.
Author: J.A. Rogers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-05-17
The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.