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Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the history of medieval Nubia through the Old Nubian documentary archives excavated at Qasr Ibrim in southern Egypt. It focuses in particular on a single archive of land sales from ... More


 The Christian Movement in Islamic Perspective: Comparative Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter describes Christianity's intercultural worldwide appeal and encounter with Islam. The chapter assesses the Arab legacy and divergence with a Hellenized Christianity. The ... More


Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More


Africa in 1500 and Its Christian Past

Adrian Hastings

in The Church in Africa, 1450-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263999
eISBN:
9780191600623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263996.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The first part of this chapter discusses the characteristics of African society in the early 1500s, at the time when the Portuguese and Ottoman Turks were invading. Societies were typically ... More


Christian Objects in the Aswan and Nubia Museums

Atif Naguib

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The archaeological survey of lower Nubia (1907-12) was undertaken by the Egyptian government in order to discover and record the historical material that would be lost when the district was submerged ... More


The Liberators

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/9789774167164.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows the historical developments from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth dynasties. Having apparently displaced the previous Palestinian elite (the Fourteenth Dynasty, who had ruled there ... More


Nubia’s Legal Tradition

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the history of medieval Nubia’s documentary legal tradition. It argues that the most logical origin for that tradition is earlier roots in Greco-Roman and Coptic traditions in ... 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


Sources for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagr Edfu

Elisabeth R. O’Connell

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The material culture on site does suggest the presence of a pre-medieval Christian foundation, the precise character of which must remain hypothetical. Among the range of possibilities, two are ... More


Monneret de Villard (1881–1954) and Nubia

Fr. Awad Wadi

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0024
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Ugo Monneret de Villard was of French origin. His family left their home in Burgundy for Italy during the French Revolution. He embarked on the study of Egyptian archaeology in 1921, in the second ... More


The Conservation of the Mural Paintings of St. Hatre Monastery

Ashraf Nageh

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0025
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Monastery of St. Hatre (Dayr Anba Hadra) represents one of the tragic situations of Coptic heritage. Although it became well known to scholars and researchers, it does not receive either ... More


Nubia and Beyond and Turning North

Deborah Manley

in Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164859
eISBN:
9781617971273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Many women travelers also pushed on towards Nubia, past Aswan, the High Dam, Luxor, the island of Philae, Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser, and through villages of Nubia, getting exposed to the local rural ... More


The Economic Basis of Egyptian Nubian Labor Migration

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes Egyptian Nubian labor migration within the wider perspective of both migrancy and permanent migration as they occur throughout the African continent. In the African literature ... More


Some Differential Factors Affecting Population Movement: The Nubian Case

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes selected aspects of population movement, with special reference to the case of Nubia. It examines a portion of the data collected in the years 1961–64 during the course of an ... More


The Village Community of al-Dirr, Nubia

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter chooses the Lower Nubian village of al–Dirr as a headquarters to study those villages which would inevitably be doomed to destruction as a consequence of resettlement. The native ... More


Cross-Cultural Resettlement Administration: An Exploration of Potential Problems of Nubian Resettlement

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the social circumstances surrounding Nubian resettlement. Rural resettlement has historically taken two forms. The first is one that was familiar during frontier days in the ... More


Field Research and Training of Autochthonous People: My Own Experience in Nubia

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

We could cite an endless list of countries, peoples, and languages that are menaced by forced displacement and even disappearance before having been documented. Minority cultures and languages in ... More


Nubian Culture and Ethnicity

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Nubians are far from disappearing as a distinctive part of Egyptian society. First, they share economic interests in the new settlements and residual claims to the land of Old Nubia. While some ... More


Nubia: History and Religious Background

John G. Kennedy

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

With the building of the High Dam at Aswan, Egypt generated a worldwide movement to save the ancient monuments of Nubia, but stimulated practically no effort to document the culture of the living ... More


Deboʼd, and Ckurdaʼseh, &c.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0034
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

About a mile above Philae, on the eastern side of the river, are two ruined mosques, and the remains of a town, which, mark the site of El-Ckusr, once the frontier town of Nubia. El-Ckusr, according ... More


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