Sultan Selim I and the Sudan

@article{Holt1967SultanSI,
  title={Sultan Selim I and the Sudan},
  author={Peter M. Holt},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1967},
  volume={8},
  pages={19 - 23}
}
  • P. M. Holt
  • Published 1 March 1967
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
The article considers the origin and validity of statements made by Budge, MacMichael, Crawford and Arkell associating the establishment of Ottoman control over Lower Nubia and the Suakin-Massawa region with Sultan Selim I. These statements are derived from Na‘ūm Shuqayr's Ta'rīkh al-Sūdān, which has two principal relevant passages. In the first, Shuqayr combines, and dates with misleading precision, two traditional anecdotes concerning Nubia, one derived from Burckhardt's Travels in Nubia… 

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