Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

5-2000

Publication Source

International Journal of Middle East Studies

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start Page

288

Last Page

290

DOI

10.1017/S0020743800002361

Abstract

P. M. Holt's The Sudan of the Three Niles is an annotated translation of the Funj Chronicle, a history of the Funj sultanate (1504–1821) based at Sennar, along the Blue Nile, and of the Turco-Egyptian regime that succeeded it at Khartoum. Along with the Tabaqat of Wad Dayf Allah (a biographical dictionary of Sudanese Muslim holy men compiled in the late 18th century), the Funj Chronicle is the most important Arabic source on the northern riverain Sudan in the Funj era, a period in which Islam was spreading widely and the region was developing its pronounced Arab–Islamic identity.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Heather Sharkey was affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, she is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Date Posted: 28 January 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.