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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


Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is a retrospective look at a major investigation of the culture of a displaced people. In the 1960s, the construction of the Aswan High Dam occasioned the forced displacement of a large part of ... More


Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Ahmed Belal and John Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sustainable development and environmental change have become two of the watchwords of the new century. But what do they mean for ordinary people living in some of the harshest environments in 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


Qasr Ibrim’s Land Sales

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/9780199891634.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter summarizes the published and unpublished land sales from medieval Nubia written in the Old Nubian language. It gives a commentary on the legal transactions taking place in the published ... 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


Qasr Ibrim’s Other Archives

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/9780199891634.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter gives a preliminary discussion of Qasr Ibrim’s other Old Nubian documentary archives. It examines a group of documents connected to a Nubian eparch named Israel, with particular ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199891634.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion summarizes necessary future directions for research in medieval Nubia, including the publication of remaining documents, and a closer look at the process of Islamization in Nubia. The ... More


Qasr Ibrim and Christian Nubia

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/9780199891634.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the reader to Dotawo, the kingdom of medieval Nubia in southern Egypt and Sudan that remained independent from the seventh century to the fifteenth century ad. It introduces ... More


Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More


Ritual of Ṣalat al-Jūmʼa in Old Nubia and in Kanuba Today

Hussein M. Fahim

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/9789774249556.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter outlines the principal Orthodox ritual as practiced by some Nubians. It describes rituals to changing conditions in the resettled village of Kanuba. Jūm'a (pronounced gūm'a in Kanuba) or ... More


Nubian Death Ceremonies

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/9789774249556.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The death of an individual is experienced almost universally as a psychological blow to those socially near him and also constitutes a shock to the structure of social relations of which he was a ... More


Ottoman Archaeology of the Middle Nile Valley in the Sudan

INTISAR ELZEIN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0019
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter aims to provide an outline of the archaeological remains reflecting the Ottoman presence on the Middle Nile, with preliminary interpretation and suggestions for areas in which future ... More


Minor Eastern Versions

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter describes the origins, varieties, early manuscripts, and textual affinities of the Arabic version of the New Testament. Arabia comprises the territory west of Mesopotamia, east and south ... 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


Initial Adaptations to a New Life for Egyptian Nubians

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/9789774164019.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the fall of 1963, the United Arab Republic (UAR) began the orderly relocation of all the Nubian communities along the Nile between Aswan and the Sudanese border, a move necessitated by the ... More


Dhikr Rituals and Culture Change

John G. Kennedy and Hussein M. Fahim

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/9789774249556.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a discussion and description of the Nubian cultural and religious change as exemplified in the village microcosm of Nubian culture. As in most parts of the Islamic culture area, ... More


Mushahāra: A Nubian Concept of Supernatural Danger and the Theory of Taboo

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/9789774249556.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on a very narrow set of beliefs within the total spectrum of Nubian religion. The exposition of these beliefs forms a bridge between the concepts and practices of Popular Islam ... More


Circumcision and Excision Ceremonies

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/9789774249556.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with an important component of the traditional Nubian ritual system, but one which has lapsed into relative insignificance in modem times. It begins by describing the circumcision ... More


The Nubian Marble Object Preserved in Dayr al-Suryan in Wadi al-Natrun

Bishop Martyros

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/9789774165610.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

There is a tray of white marble on which there are inscriptions in both the Greek and Nubian languages, in the Museum of the Holy Virgin Monastery (Dayr al-Suryan) in Wadi al-Natrun. The name of King ... More


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