The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia: Pagans, Christians and Muslims Along the Middle Nile

The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia: Pagans, Christians and Muslims Along the Middle Nile

Derek A. Welsby / Nov 19, 2019

The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia Pagans Christians and Muslims Along the Middle Nile The period that followed the collapse of the Kushite Empire in the th century AD has traditionally been perceived as a barbarous dark age Welsby who has directed excavations in Sudan for the last tw

  • Title: The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia: Pagans, Christians and Muslims Along the Middle Nile
  • Author: Derek A. Welsby
  • ISBN: 9780714119472
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The period that followed the collapse of the Kushite Empire in the 4th century AD has traditionally been perceived as a barbarous dark age Welsby, who has directed excavations in Sudan for the last twenty years and is an authority on the most southerly medieval Nubian kingdom of Alwa, argues that this view is largely the result of neglect and uses a wealth of archaeologiThe period that followed the collapse of the Kushite Empire in the 4th century AD has traditionally been perceived as a barbarous dark age Welsby, who has directed excavations in Sudan for the last twenty years and is an authority on the most southerly medieval Nubian kingdom of Alwa, argues that this view is largely the result of neglect and uses a wealth of archaeological, epigraphic and documentary evidence to highlight the cultural achievements of communities of all religions Well illustrated sections examine the distinct cultures of the region, developments in architecture, art, language and literacy, the impact of Christianity, notably wealthy churches and monastic buildings, and the economy of the Nubian kingdoms until their collapse in the 15th century This is an authoritative yet accessible study which will be of interest to academic and general readers.

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    1. And further up the Nile from Egypt is Ethiopia, but before you get that far, and long before you reach the present day, there were the Medieval kingdoms of Nubia.These kingdoms did not cover the entire territory of Sudan, perhaps not even the whole of Northern Sudan. Rather like Egypt, they were all dependant on the Nile but above the first cataract the fertile strip along the banks of the river was even narrower. In the furthest south of the kingdoms some rainfall widened the potential for agri [...]


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