Ancient Nubia

Egypt's Rival in Africa


Author: David B. O'Connor

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology


Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 1115

An informative introduction to the history and culture of ancient Nubia from the Bronze Age through the Christian period. The author places Nubia in its historical and cultural context as an important African civilization. This book accompanied a traveling exhibit of the same name and includes black-and-white photographs of more than 300 objects as well as a selection of color photographs. Detailed line drawings of wall paintings, cemeteries, town plans, and architectural reconstructions help reveal the complexity of Nubian society.

Ancient Nubia

African Kingdoms on the Nile


Author: Marjorie M. Fisher,Peter Lacovara,Sue D'Auria,Salima Ikram

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774164781

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 3486

Nubia's remote setting has not only lent it an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. This book attempts to document some of the recent discovers about ancient Nubia, with its remarkable history, architecture, and culture. By doing so, the authors of the essays give us a picture of this rich, but unfamiliar, African legacy.

Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

A Study in Classical African Ethics


Author: Maulana Karenga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135937664

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3444

This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection.

Ancient Nubia


Author: Shinnie,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136164731

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8964

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studien Zum Antiken Sudan

Akten Der 7. Internationalen Tagung Für Meroitische Forschungen Vom 14. Bis 19. September 1992 in Gosen/bei Berlin


Author: Steffen Wenig

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447041393

Category: History

Page: 725

View: 2791

Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World

Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity


Author: Professor Danuta Shanzer,Professor Ralph W Mathisen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140948209X

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 403

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world in Late Antiquity was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. The nature of these transformations was considered at the sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March of 2005, and this volume presents an updated selection of the papers given on that occasion, complemented with a few others,. These 25 studies do much to break down old stereotypes about the cultural and social segregation of Roman and barbarian populations, and demonstrate that, contrary to the past orthodoxy, Romans and barbarians interacted in a multitude of ways, and it was not just barbarians who experienced "ethnogenesis" or cultural assimilation. The same Romans who disparaged barbarian behavior also adopted aspects of it in their everyday lives, providing graphic examples of the ambiguity and negotiation that characterized the integration of Romans and barbarians, a process that altered the concepts of identity of both populations. The resultant late antique polyethnic cultural world, with cultural frontiers between Romans and barbarians that became increasingly permeable in both directions, does much to help explain how the barbarian settlement of the west was accomplished with much less disruption than there might have been, and how barbarian populations were integrated seamlessly into the old Roman world.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia


Author: Richard A. Lobban Jr.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865785

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2432

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia covers the period from the Paleolithic, all the periods of ancient Nubia (Predynastic, Kerma, Dynasty XXV, Napatan, Meroitic, Post-Meroitic) and to the end of medieval Christianity in Nubia (Sudan). This resource focuses on Nubian history through a Nubian perspective, rather than on the more common Egypto-centrism perspective, and the coverage is based on the latest and best archaeological and epigraphic evidence. Newly created maps of the general area and its specific regions and place names and a photospread showing important related features of the region are included. A detailed chronology provides a timeline of historical events, and an introductory narrative shapes the overall history and leads to the main body of the work in the form of a cross-referenced dictionary. The descriptive entries cover the main features of the region in the various periods that are key not only to Nubian events, but also to the important interactions they had with Egypt to the north. Nine appendices and an extensive bibliography conclude this work. Lobban has been teaching Nubian studies in undergraduate classrooms for thirty years, and this book is a product of his hands-on experiences as well as extensive anthropological fieldwork and travel in Sudanese and Egyptian Nubia.

Ancient Egypt in Africa


Author: David O'Connor,Andrew Reid

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135394113

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 2380

The discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular,with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa has rarely been considered jointly by Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypt's own view of itself has been neglected; views of it in the ancient past, in more recent times and today have remained underexposed. Encounters with Ancient Egypt is a series of eight books which addresses these issues. The books interrelate, inform and illuminate one another and will appeal to a wide market including academics, students and the general public interested in Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, Architecture, Design and History. Geographically, Egypt is clearly on the African continent, yet Ancient Egypt is routinely regarded as a non-African cultural form. The significance of Ancient Egypt for the rest of Africa is a hotly debated issue with complex ramifications. This book considers how Ancient Egypt was dislocated from Africa, drawing on a wide range of sources. It examines key issues such as the evidence for actual contacts between Egypt and other early African cultures, and how influential, or not, Egypt was on them. Some scholars argue that to its north Egypt's influence on Mediterranean civilization was downplayed by western scholarship. Further afield, on the African continent perceptions of Ancient Egypt were coloured by biblical sources, emphasizing the persecution of the Israelites. An extensive selection of fresh insights are provided, several focusing on cultural interactions between Egypt and Nubia from 1000 BCE to 500 CE, developing a nuanced picture of these interactions and describing the limitations of an 'Egyptological' approach to them.

Musawwarat Es Sufra

A meroitic pottery workshop at Musawwarat es Sufra : preliminary report on the excavations 1997 in courtyard 224 of the great enclosure. III


Author: David N. Edwards

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447041348

Category: History

Page: 99

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Ancient Kingdoms of Africa


Author: Geoff Emberling

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780615481029

Category: Art

Page: 59

View: 8423

Nubia: Ancient Kingdoms of Africa is the accompanying catalogue for an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World that explores the rich cultures of ancient Nubia in present-day southern Egypt and northern Sudan. The exhibition traces the rise, fall, and re-emergence of Nubian power over the course of some 2,500 years, from the earliest Nubian kingdoms of about 3000 BC through the conquest of Egypt beginning in about 750 BC. Beautifully illustrated, the catalogue includes a historical overview of Nubia and its excavations by Guest Curator Geoff Emberling; a series of archival excavation photos from one of Nubia's most prodigious excavators, George A. Reisner; a checklist of objects from the exhibition; and a selected bibliography for further study of these rich but little understood African kingdoms.

Ancient Egypt and Nubia in the Ashmolean Museum


Author: Helen Whitehouse,Ashmolean Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854442024

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 9854

The collections of objects from Ancient Egypt and Nubia to be found in the Ashmolean Museum are second only, in Britain, to those of the British Museum. Especially renowned are the artefacts associated with the first rulers of Egypt and the prehistoric

Aksum and Nubia

Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa


Author: George Hatke

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081476066X

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 3500

Aksum and Nubia assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeological evidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth century CE. Although ancient Nubia and Ethiopia have been the subject of a growing number of studies in recent years, little attention has been given to contact between these two regions. Hatke argues that ancient Northeast Africa cannot be treated as a unified area politically, economically, or culturally. Rather, Nubia and Ethiopia developed within very different regional spheres of interaction, as a result of which the Nubian kingdom of Kush came to focus its energies on the Nile Valley, relying on this as its main route of contact with the outside world, while Aksum was oriented towards the Red Sea and Arabia. In this way Aksum and Kush coexisted in peace for most of their history, and such contact as they maintained with each other was limited to small-scale commerce. Only in the fourth century CE did Aksum take up arms against Kush, and even then the conflict seems to have been related mainly to security issues on Aksum’s western frontier. Although Aksum never managed to hold onto Kush for long, much less dealt the final death-blow to the Nubian kingdom, as is often believed, claims to Kush continued to play a role in Aksumite royal ideology as late as the sixth century. Aksum and Nubia critically examines the extent to which relations between two ancient African states were influenced by warfare, commerce, and political fictions.

The medieval kingdoms of Nubia

pagans, Christians and Muslims along the Middle Nile


Author: Derek A. Welsby

Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1766

Nubia had a rich pagan heritage, stretching back thousands of years. During probably the 6th century AD various factors led to the adoption of Christianity. This book charts this huge cultural transition and its impact.

The Ancient African Kingdom of Kush


Author: Pamela F. Service

Publisher: Benchmark Books

ISBN: 9780761402725

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8328

Examines the history, culture, religion, daily life, and legends of the people of the northern African kingdom of Kush, located in the region known as Nubia, between Sudan and Egypt.

The Humanities

Cultural Roots and Continuities


Author: Witt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618045440


Page: N.A

View: 4473

Kerma and the Kingdom of Kush, 2500-1500 B.C.

the archaeological discovery of an ancient Nubian empire


Author: Timothy Kendall

Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr


Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 8398

This book chronicles one of the twentieth century's greatest discoveries in African archaeology. In 1913, in the northern Sudanese village of Kerma on the east bank of the Nile, G. A. Reisner identified the remains of an ancient city with colossal architecture & spectacular royal tombs. Misinterpreted as a far-flung Egyptian trading colony, Kerma mystified scholars for decades until new research & renewed excavations by C. Bonnet revealed it to be the capital of the early Nubian kingdom of Kush, mentioned intermittently in Egyptian texts. Dating from about 2,500 B.C. Kerma established control of the river & overland trade routes linking central Africa with Egypt. Ultimately threatening Egypt, it was overthrown by the pharaohs about 1500 B.C. Detailing its discovery, this fascinating book describes the city & its palaces, temples & tombs as known through excavations to 1995. Written to accompany an exhibition of Kerma's pottery, jewelry, & artifacts, this book includes a catalog of the exhibition & many photographs, in color & black & white, documenting the archaeological site & its art. To order, call (202) 786-2147.

The Arts of Africa

An Annotated Bibliography


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, African

Page: N.A

View: 7206

Jewels of Ancient Nubia


Author: Yvonne J. Markowitz,Denise M. Doxey

Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

ISBN: 9780878468072

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 184

View: 8440

Located at the intersection of trade routes from central Africa, the ancient Near East and the Classical world, ancient Nubia ruled the entire Nile Valley at the height of its power in the eighth century B.C. Its neighbor and frequent rival Egypt called it "the gold lands" because its territories held such an abundance of the precious metal, and because its inhabitants produced some of the most finely crafted jewelry of the ancient world. This book features over 100 adornments and personal accessories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which houses the finest collection of Nubian jewelry outside Khartoum. The first comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated jewels of this great empire, it reveals how Nubian artisans employed techniques that would not be reinvented in Europe for another two thousand years, and how the original owners valued such possessions not only for their inherent beauty, but also because they were imbued with magical meanings. Exquisite photography and an authoritative history written by leading experts make this book essential for both jewelry aficionados and anyone interested in the great cultures of the ancient world.

Africa's Legacies of Urbanization

Unfolding Saga of a Continent


Author: Stefan Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739107317

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

View: 3123

Africa's Legacies of Urbanization is the culmination of several decades of research, travel, and teaching. Goodwin provides an interdisciplinary and up-to-date look at African cities and the urbanization process. Beginning with an overview of the urban experience in Africa, Goodwin then studies the histories of urbanization in the various regions of the continent.