The Nile: Histories, Cultures, Myths

By Haggai Erlich; Israel Gershoni | Go to book overview
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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part 1 - Peoples and Identities in Medieval Times 15
  • 2 - The Spread of Islam and the Nubian Dam 17
  • Notes *
  • 3 - Ethiopia's Alleged Control of the Nile 25
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  • 4 - Consolidation of Christianity Around the Source of the Blue Nile 39
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  • 5 - Did Jewish Influence Reach Ethiopia Via the Nile? 57
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  • 6 - Arab Geographers, the Nile, and the History of Bilad Al-Sudan 71
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  • Part 2 - The Nile as Seen from a Distance 77
  • 7 - Up the River or Down the River? an Afrocentrist Dilemma 79
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  • 8 - Renaissance Geographical Literature and the Nile 105
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  • 9 - The Legend of the Blue Nile in Europe 121
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  • 10 - The “gondar Utopia” 131
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  • 11 - The Nile as a Gateway for Missionary Activity in Abyssinia 139
  • Notes 148
  • Part 3 - Old Waters, Modern Identities 151
  • 12 - The Father of Rivers: the Nile in Ethiopian Literature 153
  • Notes 167
  • 13 - Brothers Along the Nile: Egyptian Concepts of Race and Ethnicity, 1895–1910 171
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  • 14 - Egypt, Ethiopia, and “the Abyssinian Crisis, ” 1935–1936 183
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  • 15 - Geographers and Nationalism in Egypt: Huzayyin and the Unity of the Nile Valley, 1945–1948 199
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  • Part 4 - Contemporary Voices 217
  • 16 - The Aswan High Dam and Revolutionary Symbolism in Egypt 219
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  • 17 - The Nile in Egyptian-Sudanese Relations, 1956–1995 227
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  • 18 - Removing the Nubians: the Halfawis at Khashm Al-Girba 235
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  • 19 - In Search of the Nile Waters, 1900–2000 245
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  • 20 - Conclusion: Historical Legacies and Present Concerns 269
  • Bibliography 273
  • The Contributors 291
  • Index 295
  • About the Book 305
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