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Civilizing Women:
British Crusades in Colonial Sudan
Janice Boddy

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Abbreviations xv
Glossary xvii
Frequently Mentioned Names xxi
Chronology of Events Discussed in the Text xxv
Introduction 1

Part 1: Imperial Ethos 11

Chapter 1: The Gordon Cult 13
Interlude 1, Zâr and Islam 47
Chapter 2: Tools for a Quiet Crusade 52
Interlude 2, Colonial Zayran 77
Chapter 3: "Unconscious Anthropologists" 82
Interlude 3, Spirit Tribes 103

Part 2: Contexts 107

Chapter 4: Domestic Blood and Foreign Spirits 109
Chapter 5: North Winds and the River 128
Chapter 6: Cotton Business 152

Part 3: The Crusades 177

Chapter 7: Training Bodies, Colonizing Minds 179
Chapter 8: Battling the "Barbarous Custom" 202
Chapter 9: Of "Enthusiasts" and "Cranks" 232
Chapter 10: "More Harm than Good" 261
Chapter 11: The Law 285
Chapter 12: Conclusion: Civilizing Women 305

Notes 321
References Cited 373
Index 391

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