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Slatin, Rudolf C., Pasha
Fire and Sword in the Sudan; A Personal Narrative of Fightin and Serving the Dervishes 1879-1895
Edward Arnold, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. [7], viii-xviii, [2], 636, [2] pp. Green cloth with gold lettering and rules on the spine, a decoration in gilt of Slatin escaping from Sudan on a camel on the front board; top edge gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece photogravure of Rudolf C. Slatin, a color fold-out map in the rear showing Mahdist control over the region in 1895, a color fold-out plan of Khartoum, and twenty-one black and white plates illustrating scenes from Slatin's time as governor of Sudan, and subsequent capture and imprisonment at the hands of the Mahdists. Oxford DNB, "Slatin, Sir Rudolf Carl von". Pasha Slatin began his career in Sudan as governor of Dara, in south-western Darfur. Less than a year later he would go on to become governor-general of the whole province. In 1881, Muhammad Ahmad ibn 'Abdullahi declared himself the Mahdi of the Sudan, and with his followers escaped from Aba Island on the White Nile to the Nuba Mountains. Slatin led his troops against the uprising, a quasi civil war, as numerous tribal and religious leaders in Darfur joined the Mahdi. In early 1883 the Mahdi took al-'Ubayd, capital of Kordofan, and Darfur was cut off from Khartoum. To make a last bid at defeating the uprising, Slatin converted to Islam to increase the loyalty of his troops. When the capital of Darfur, al-Fasher, was captured, Slatin surrendered (later on in 1883). At his surrender at Dara, Slatin was renamed 'Abd al-Qadir Salatin. Slatin was prisoner to two Caliphs during 1884 until his escape in 1895. Though Slatin characterized the Caliph as c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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