The medieval kingdoms of Nubia : pagans, Christians and Muslims along the Middle Nile / Derek A. Welsby.

Published
  • London : British Museum Press 2002
Physical description
296 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0714119474
  • 9780714119472
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-286) and index.
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Introduction. p. 7.
  • Ch. 2. emergence of the Nubian kingdoms. p. 14.
  • Ch. 3. arrival and impact of Christianity. p. 31.
  • Ch. 4. Nubians and their neighbours, seventh to early thirteenth centuries. p. 68.
  • Ch. 5. heyday of the Nubian kingdoms. p. 83.
  • Ch. 6. Settlements. p. 112.
  • Ch. 7. Architecture. p. 137.
  • Ch. 8. Economy. p. 183.
  • Ch. 9. Art, language and literacy. p. 216.
  • Ch. 10. collapse of the Nubian kingdoms. p. 242.
  • Ch. 11. Postscript. p. 256.
  • App. Kings of the Blemmyan and Nubian kingdoms in the Nile Valley. p. 259.
  • Notes. p. 263.
  • Glossary. p. 274.
  • Bibliography. p. 277.
  • Index. p. 287.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Nubia had a rich pagan heritage, stretching back thousands of years. During probably the 6th century AD various factors led to the adoption of Christianity. This book charts this huge cultural transition and its impact.

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