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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


In the Footsteps of Herakles

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the winter of 330/329, Alexander the Great crossed the Hindu Kush from southwest to northeast and found a cave, an eagle's aerie, and the marks of chains. Alexander and his men recognized the ... More


The Passage to India

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In late spring or early summer of 327, Alexander the Great once more crossed the Hindu Kush—his Caucasus—and passed into India. He was congratulated by a number of kinglets from the neighborhood as ... More


The Other Egypt

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the Kushite rulers of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Control of the resources of Nubia, stretching from Aswan to deep into modern Sudan, had been a key Egyptian foreign policy ... 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


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