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 increasingly more reviews lately, little consciousness has
been given to touch among those areas. Hatke argues
that old Northeast Africa can't be handled as a unified area
politically, economically, or culturally. fairly, Nubia and Ethiopia
developed inside of very assorted local spheres of interplay, as
a results of which the Nubian state of Kush got here to concentration its
energies at the Nile Valley, counting on this as its major course of
contact with the surface international, whereas Aksum was once orientated towards
the purple Sea and Arabia. during this method Aksum and Kush coexisted
in peace for many in their background, and such touch as they maintained
with one another was once restricted to small-scale trade. Only
in the fourth century CE did Aksum soak up palms 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 persisted to play a job in Aksumite royal
ideology as overdue because the 6th century. Aksum and Nubia critically
examines the level to which kin among historic African
states have been motivated via war, trade, and political
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