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Aksum and Nubia – Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

George Hatke


This book assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeological evidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth century CE. Although ancient Nubia and Ethiopia have been the subject of a growing number of studies in recent years, little attention has been given to contact between these two regions. This book argues that ancient Northeast Africa cannot be treated as a unified area politically, economically, or culturally. Rather, Nubia and Ethiopia developed within very different regional spheres of interaction, as a result of which the ... More

Keywords: ancient Nubia, Aksum, Ethiopia, Northeast Africa, Kush, Nile Valley, warfare, commerce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760666
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.001.0001


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George Hatke, author

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