|Statement||and of the daily lives and sufferings in captivity of three European prisoners, a soldier, a merchant and a priest.|
|LC Classifications||DT108.3 .F34|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxii, 356 p.|
|Number of Pages||356|
|LC Control Number||67113099|
One of the missionaries, Father Joseph Ohrwalder, was kept prisoner of the Mahdi for ten years. He later wrote a book on his capture called: Ten Years Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp, a stirring exposé at the time. F.R. Wingate translated the book for the British public. Prisoners of the Mahdi is an exciting and informative book for anyone interested in this region of the world/5(8). A detailed account of the Mahdi revolt told by European hostages held by the Khalifa. Good focus on the daily life of these prisoners and on the inner workings of the Mahdi state. Replace the Mahdi state with the Taliban and ISIL movements of today and the story reads the same/5. Summary: Prisoners of the Mahdi tells two stories set in late 19th century Sudan. The dramatic rise to religious and temporal power of the Mahdi, a Sudanese man claiming to be the redeemer of Islam, provides the first tale and sets the background for the second, the stories of three European captives each held for at least ten years under often brutal conditions.4/5(1). The story of the Mahdi and his fundamentalist revolt in the Sudan in the late s is the stuff that movies are made of (ie., "Khartoum", "The Four Feathers"), but what makes this book work is its detailed description of the trials and tribulations of 3 Western prisoners of the Mahdi who survived harrowing ordeals in the Sudan but lived to tell the story.5/5(2).
The Mahdi dead, the Khalifa Abdullahi ruled during the long hiatus which found three Europeans in extraordinary duress as prisoners: Rudolf Slatin, a soldier, who became the Khalifa's personal slave; Joseph Orwalder, a priest; and Charles Neufeld, a merchant whose defiance kept him in chains for ten : Prisoners of the Mahdi The story of the Mahdist Revolt which frustrated Queen Victoria's designs on the Sudan Hardcover – /5(8). The Mahdi dead, the Khalifa Abdullahi ruled during the long hiatus which found three Europeans in extraordinary duress as prisoners: Rudolf Slatin, a soldier, who became the Khalifa's personal slave; Joseph Orwalder, a priest; and Charles Neufeld, a merchant whose defiance kept him in chains for ten years. Prisoners of the Mahdi; the story of the Mahdist revolt from the fall of Khartoum to the reconquest of the Sudan by Kitchener fourteen years later, and of the daily lives and sufferings in captivity of three European prisoners, a soldier, a merchant and a Pages:
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