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The Resource The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state : ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898, by Kim Searcy

The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state : ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898, by Kim Searcy

Label
The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state : ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898
Title
The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state
Title remainder
ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898
Statement of responsibility
by Kim Searcy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
962.4/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT156.5
LC item number
.S43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Islam in Africa
Series volume
v. 11
Label
The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state : ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898, by Kim Searcy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This book is the first analysis of the Sudanese Mahdiyya from a socio-political perspective that treats how relationships of authority were enunciated through symbol and ceremony. The book focuses on how the Mahdi and his second-in-command and ultimate successor, the Khalifa Abdallahi, used symbols, ceremony and ritual to articulate their power, authority and legitimacy first within the context of resistance to the imperial Turco-Egyptian forces that had been occupying the Nilotic Sudan since 1821, and then within the context of establishing an Islamic state. This study examines five key elements from a historical perspective: the importance of Islamic mysticism as manifested in Sufi brotherhoods in the articulation of power in the Sudan; ceremony as handmaids of power and legitimacy; charismatic leadership; the routinization of charisma and the formation of a religious state purportedly based upon the first Islamic community in the seventh century C.E
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 165 p.
Isbn
9789004185999
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668403809
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn739117720
Label
The formation of the Sudanese Mahdist state : ceremony and symbols of authority : 1882-1898, by Kim Searcy
Publication
Note
This book is the first analysis of the Sudanese Mahdiyya from a socio-political perspective that treats how relationships of authority were enunciated through symbol and ceremony. The book focuses on how the Mahdi and his second-in-command and ultimate successor, the Khalifa Abdallahi, used symbols, ceremony and ritual to articulate their power, authority and legitimacy first within the context of resistance to the imperial Turco-Egyptian forces that had been occupying the Nilotic Sudan since 1821, and then within the context of establishing an Islamic state. This study examines five key elements from a historical perspective: the importance of Islamic mysticism as manifested in Sufi brotherhoods in the articulation of power in the Sudan; ceremony as handmaids of power and legitimacy; charismatic leadership; the routinization of charisma and the formation of a religious state purportedly based upon the first Islamic community in the seventh century C.E
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 165 p.
Isbn
9789004185999
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668403809
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn739117720

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