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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... More


Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

George Hatke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book 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 ... More


Shire: “Unexpected Grand Failure”

Gebru Tareke

in The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141634
eISBN:
9780300156157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141634.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The Eritrean insurgents dealt the Ethiopian military a humiliating loss at the battle of Shire on February 15–19, 1989—one that will go down in the annals of civil wars as the most unlikely of ... More


Introduction

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the influence of warfare, commerce, and political fictions on the relations between two ancient African states, Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum. Focusing primarily on the ... More


The Question of Aksumite Trade with Nubia

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the question of Aksumite trade with Nubia during the period spanning the first and third centuries CE. It suggests that, despite the expansion of international trade during the ... More


The Third Century CE: Monumentum Adulitanum II (RIE 277)

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Aksum's expansion towards the west and north, based on the testimony of the third-century Aksumite inscription Monumentum Adulitanum II (RIE 277). Although RIE 277 deals ... More


The Fourth Century CE: Aksum in Nubia

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the conflict between Aksum and Kush triggered by the former's invasion of Nubia during the fourth century CE. Drawing on evidence based on several Aksumite inscriptions in Greek ... More


After Kush: Aksum and Nubia in the Sixth Century CE

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the political fiction of Aksum's rule of Kush that persisted into the sixth century. It first considers the extent and nature of Aksumite relations with Nubia during the reign ... More


Conclusion

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book has explored the history of Aksumite–Nubian relations based on the available archaeological, epigraphic, and literary evidence. For the period before the rise of Aksum, there is good ... More


Ḥimyar, Aksūm, and Arabia Deserta in Late Antiquity: The Epigraphic Evidence

Christian Julien Robin

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The sources examined here describe the conquest of South Arabia and Arabia Deserta by Ḥimyar, and the relationship between Ḥimyar and the tribes of Arabia. The chapter also considers the role of ... More


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