George Hatke's Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions PDF

By George Hatke

ISBN-10: 081476066X

ISBN-13: 9780814760666

Aksum and Nubia assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeological
evidence of interplay among Nubia and the Ethiopian
kingdom of Aksum, focusing totally on the fourth century
CE. even if historic Nubia and Ethiopia were the subject
of an increasing number of stories in recent times, little realization has
been given to touch among those areas. Hatke argues
that old Northeast Africa can't be taken care of as a unified area
politically, economically, or culturally. quite, Nubia and Ethiopia
developed inside very various neighborhood spheres of interplay, as
a results of which the Nubian nation of Kush got here to concentration its
energies at the Nile Valley, counting on this as its major direction of
contact with the skin international, whereas Aksum used to be orientated towards
the pink Sea and Arabia. during this manner Aksum and Kush coexisted
in peace for many in their heritage, and such touch as they maintained
with one another was once restricted to small-scale trade. Only
in the fourth century CE did Aksum take in fingers opposed to Kush,
and even then the clash turns out to were similar commonly to
security matters on Aksum’s western frontier.

 

Although Aksum by no means controlled to carry onto Kush for lengthy, much
less dealt the ultimate death-blow to the Nubian country, as is often
believed, claims to Kush endured to play a job in Aksumite royal
ideology as overdue because the 6th century. Aksum and Nubia critically
examines the level to which kinfolk among old African
states have been motivated by way of struggle, trade, and political
fictions.
 
Online version available as a part of the NYU Library's historical international electronic Library and in partnership with the Institute for the examine of the traditional global (ISAW).     

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