Identity, history and power in the historiography of Sudan: some thoughts on Holt and Daly's A History of Modern Sudan

  title={Identity, history and power in the historiography of Sudan: some thoughts on Holt and Daly's A History of Modern Sudan},
  author={Elena Vezzadini},
  journal={Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes africaines},
  pages={439 - 451}
  • Elena Vezzadini
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • History
  • Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines
One of the most authoritative works of Sudanese historiography, written by two leading historians in the field, P. M. Holt and M. W. Daly, A History of the Modern Sudan (6th ed. Pearson. 2011. xii þ 199 pp.) might rather be considered as the history of modern Sudan. In fact, students and academics who wish to become acquainted with Sudanese history will most probably begin their journey with this book, as I myself did. It has had an immense impact both inside and outside its field, and has been… 
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