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By Richard A. Lobban Jr.

ISBN-10: 0810847841

ISBN-13: 9780810847842

The historic Dictionary of historic and Medieval Nubia covers the interval from the Paleolithic, all of the sessions of old Nubia (Predynastic, Kerma, Dynasty XXV, Napatan, Meroitic, Post-Meroitic) and to the top of medieval Christianity in Nubia (Sudan). This source makes a speciality of Nubian background via a Nubian standpoint, instead of at the extra universal Egypto-centrism point of view, and the insurance is predicated at the most up-to-date and most sensible archaeological and epigraphic proof. Newly created maps of the overall quarter and its particular areas and position names and a photospread displaying very important similar good points of the quarter are integrated. an in depth chronology offers a timeline of historic occasions, and an introductory narrative shapes the final heritage and ends up in the most physique of the paintings within the kind of a cross-referenced dictionary. The descriptive entries disguise the most beneficial properties of the area within the a number of sessions which are key not just to Nubian occasions, but additionally to the $64000 interactions they'd with Egypt to the north. 9 appendices and an in depth bibliography finish this work.Lobban has been educating Nubian experiences in undergraduate study rooms for thirty years, and this publication is a made of his hands-on stories in addition to large anthropological fieldwork and commute in Sudanese and Egyptian Nubia.

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Old Dongola is captured for a period; conflicts noted between Makuria and Nobatia. 661–750 CE Umayyad dynasty in Egypt; some Nubians serve as mercenaries in the Islamic armies. 697–707 CE 720 CE Merger of Nobatia and Mukurra under King Merkurius. A baqt is recorded between Egyptians and Beja. 740s CE Cyriacus, king of Dongola, lays siege to Umayyad capital at Fustat (Cairo). 750–870 CE Abbasid dynasty in Egypt. 03-340 (1) Front 10/23/03 1:52 PM Page xlvii CHRONOLOGY • xlvii 758 CE Abbasids complain of no baqt payments from Nubia; the Blemmyes attack Upper Egypt.

Is a well-established tradition from 8000 to 4000 BCE that reveals a widespread semisettled lifeway built on riverine hunting and fishing with some gathering of useful plant products. Mats and nets are known archaeologically, but the most diagnostic part of this ancient assemblage is the wavy-line pots that are very widely distributed through much of the wetter Sahara. Some believe that the oldest pottery in Africa (or even the world) may be in the Khartoum Mesolithic tradition. The techniques of plant and animal domestication began to appear in the Sudan by 4000 to 3000 BCE at Shaheinab or Khartoum Neolithic sites in central Sudan.

150 BCE Kandake Shanakdakheto has first clearly dated inscription in Meroitic cursive. 149–146 BCE Third (and last) Punic War; Rome sacks Carthage. 147 BCE Macedonia falls under the Roman Empire, and the northern Mediterranean power shifts. 145 BCE Death of Ptolemy VI; Aristarchus and other intellectuals of the library at Alexandria flee with the rise of Ptolemy VIII. 145–130 BCE Reign of Ptolemy VIII, Physcom. ca. 100 BCE Saqia (eskalay) waterwheel introduced; long conquest inscription recorded on stela of Qore Tanyidamani.

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