Some thirty years after the first edition (Christianity in the Sudan, EMI, Bologna, 1981), a history of Christianity in the Sudan from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries has been published in updated form and with a new title. With a final effort before withdrawing from the stage of this world, the author, Giovanni Vantini, who was a Combonian missionary priest in the Sudan from 1959 to 2009, supplemented the earlier volume which contained the results of his studies which lasted decades with the most recent discoveries of archaeology and historiography.
The photographs of this edition are from the archives of Father Vantini. We thank the historical archives of the Generalate Curia of the Combonian Missionaries of Rome for their kindness in making them available.
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