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The Resource A Black corps d'élite : an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history, Richard Hill and Peter Hogg

A Black corps d'élite : an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history, Richard Hill and Peter Hogg

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A Black corps d'élite : an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history
Title
A Black corps d'élite
Title remainder
an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history
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Richard Hill and Peter Hogg
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Language
eng
Summary
For several years, the armies of Napoleon III deployed some 450 Muslim Sudanese slave soldiers in Veracruz, the port of Mexico City. As in the other case of Western hemisphere military slavery (the West India Regiments, a British unit in existence 1795-1815), the Sudanese were imported from Africa in the hopes that they would better survive the tropical diseases that so terribly afflicted European soldiers. In both cases, the Africans did indeed fulfill these expectations. The mixture of cultures embodied by this event has piqued the interest of several historians, so it is by no means unknown. Hill and Hogg provide a particularly thorough account of this exotic interlude, explaining its background, looking in detail at the battle record in Mexico, and figuring out who exactly made up the battalion. Much in their account is odd and interesting, for example, the Sudanese superiority to Austrian troops and their festive nine-day spree in Paris on the emperor's tab. The authors also assess the episode's longer-term impact on the Sudan, showing that the veterans of Mexico, having learnt much from their extended exposure to French military practices, rose quickly in the ranks, then taught these methods to others
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digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1901-1996
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Hill, Richard
Dewey number
972/.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1233
LC item number
.H65 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1911-2000
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Hogg, Peter
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  • France
  • Mexico
  • Sudanese
  • France
  • Egypt
  • Śarmā, Kṛṣṇalāla
  • France
  • European Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867)
  • Frankreich
  • HISTORY
  • International relations
  • Sudanese
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Fransen
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Negers
  • Mexikanische Expedition
  • Hilfstruppe
  • Mexiko
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A Black corps d'élite : an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history, Richard Hill and Peter Hogg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Illustrations, Maps, Plans""; ""Preface and Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Summary Concordance of Military Ranks obtaining in 1863-1867""; ""Some Contemporary Ottoman Honorifics""; ""1. Background to the Egyptian Sudanese Presence in Mexico""; ""2. The Voyage to Veracruz""; ""3. Acclimatization, 1863""; ""4. War in 1864""; ""5. War and Weariness in 1865""; ""6. Mutiny of the Relief Battalion in the Sudan""; ""7. A Diplomatic Confrontation: the Government of the United States versus the Sudanese Battalion""; ""8. War in 1866""; ""9. The Mission Completed""
  • ""10. The Voyage Home""""11. The Veterans from Mexico in African History""; ""Appendix 1 . The ContrÃ?le Nominatif (Battalion Nominal Roll) with Brief Records of Service""; ""Appendix 2. Other Sources Used""; ""Index""
Control code
48138173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585370255
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xtm64
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138173
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A Black corps d'élite : an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in subsequent African history, Richard Hill and Peter Hogg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Illustrations, Maps, Plans""; ""Preface and Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Summary Concordance of Military Ranks obtaining in 1863-1867""; ""Some Contemporary Ottoman Honorifics""; ""1. Background to the Egyptian Sudanese Presence in Mexico""; ""2. The Voyage to Veracruz""; ""3. Acclimatization, 1863""; ""4. War in 1864""; ""5. War and Weariness in 1865""; ""6. Mutiny of the Relief Battalion in the Sudan""; ""7. A Diplomatic Confrontation: the Government of the United States versus the Sudanese Battalion""; ""8. War in 1866""; ""9. The Mission Completed""
  • ""10. The Voyage Home""""11. The Veterans from Mexico in African History""; ""Appendix 1 . The ContrÃ?le Nominatif (Battalion Nominal Roll) with Brief Records of Service""; ""Appendix 2. Other Sources Used""; ""Index""
Control code
48138173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585370255
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xtm64
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138173
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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