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A court martial condemned the corporal to death but added an extenuating plea. The other shaykh of the place explained that it was impossible to save him; blood must be paid for by blood. The lex talionis (the law of suchness) as the lawyers in Europe called it, a life for a life, was the universally accepted punishment in the Sudan. 4 Upon enlistment, the slave-recruit would be provided with uniform, rifle and bayonet, rations, and a capricious issue of low pay. As a conscript, he would be fed and sheltered for life in a world where life was hard and his needs were simple, and as a symbol of his new standing, he would be initiated into the official religion of Islam.
N. Sanderson and G. R. Warburg, and Mag. Dr. M. H. Zach. But the ultimate responsibility for what we have written is ours. RICHARD HILL AND PETER HOGG Page xiii Abbreviations Fuller titles of printed works noticed here in brief may be found in Appendix 2. adj. H. Anno Hegirae (Latin) = in the year of the emigration (Arab. E. Archives du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Paris Arab. , Cairo, 1985 BA Bazaine Archive, Latin American Library, University of Texas, Austin Baker Baker Pasha, Sir S. , L'Intervention française au Mexique BD A Biographical Dictionary of the Sudan, comp.
This gave him access to the Cairo citadel, but it did not lessen the constant threat of Mamluk rebellion in the provinces. By 1811, he felt strong enough to eliminate the last Mamluk opposition with a general massacre in Cairo and the provinces. Only then could he turn to planning an Egyptian version of military reform, which in Istanbul had fomented so serious an opposition from the traditional forces that an attempt at reform had cost Sultan Selim III his throne and his life in 1807. The nation chosen by Muhammad 'Ali to transform the Egyptian army was a foregone conclusion: the French.
A Black corps d'élite: an Egyptian Sudanese conscript battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and in subsequent African history by Richard Leslie Hill, Peter C. Hogg