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Title:Sudanese Studies in Germany
Author:Braukamper, UlrichISNI
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic terms:Germany
Subjects:Sudan studies
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:In this largely bibliographic article about Sudan studies the author restricts the sense of German to libraries and scholars in what was the Federal Republic of Germany. In the pioneering phase of Sudanese studies the Germans were very visible, especially in linguistics. Carl Meinhof and Diedrich Westermann, counted among the founding fathers of African linguistics, presented analyses of Kordofanian and Nilotic languages. Between the two World Wars, German scientists were not given many opportunities to undertake fieldwork, a situation which changed after the Second World War when they embarked on field studies of developing countries. German social scientists have carried out numerous periods of field research in the Sudan. The article closes with a twelve-page select bibliography of publications and research programmes on the Sudan in Germany since 1956. Bibliogr.