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New Digital Publication from ISAW: Aksum and Nubia

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  • Charles E. Jones
    Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa byGeorge Hatke ©2013 George Hatke. Distributed under the terms of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2013
      Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa
      byGeorge Hatke

      ©2013 George Hatke. Distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution No-derivatives License.

      via AWOL at:
      http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-digital-publication-from-isaw-aksum.html

      Contents

      Preface
      1. Introduction
      1.1. Before Aksum and Kush
      1.2. The First Millennium BCE: A Turning Point in State Formation
      2. The Question of Aksumite Trade with Nubia
      3. The Third Century CE: Monumentum Adulitanum II (RIE 277)
      3.1. Cosmas Indicopleustes at Adulis
      3.2. Dating Monumentum Adulitanum II
      3.3. Aksumite Expansion in Northeast Africa
      3.3.1. Aksum and Rome’s Southern Frontier
      3.3.2. Aksum and “Ethiopia”
      3.3.3. Sasu: A Scribal Error for Kush?
      3.3.4. Aksum’s Northern and Western Frontiers in the Third Century
      4. The Fourth Century CE: Aksum in Nubia
      4.1. Ousanas and Kush: RIE 186
      4.2. Aksum Invades Kush: Two Greek Inscriptions from Meroë
      4.2.1. Dating RIE 286 and SNM 24841
      4.2.2. The Political Implications of the First Aksumite Invasion of Kush
      4.3. Trouble on the Western Front? A Possible Clue in RIE 186
      4.4. The Noba: A New Force to be Reckoned With
      4.5. ‘Ēzānā’s Nubian War
      4.5.1. The Greek Account: RIE 271
      4.5.2. The Vocalized Ge‘ez Account: RIE 189
      4.5.2.1. The Haughty Noba
      4.5.2.2. Pillaging the Towns of the Noba
      4.5.2.3. The Attack on Kush
      4.5.2.4. Tallying Up the Spoils of War
      4.5.3. A Third Account of the Nubian War: RIE 190
      4.6. Assessing the Impact of Aksum on Nubia in the Fourth Century
      4.6.1. The Archaeological Evidence
      4.6.2. The Graeco-Roman Textual Evidence
      4.6.3. The Fall of Kush: Was Aksum to Blame?
      5. After Kush: Aksum and Nubia in the Sixth Century CE
      5.1. Kālēb and Nubia: RIE 191
      5.2. The Nobades and Blemmyes: Would-be Mercenaries of Aksum?
      5.3. Longinus’ Mission and the Aksumite Presence in Alodia
      5.4. Into the Middle Ages: Ḥaḍānī Dāne’ēl and Aksum’s Western Neighbors
      6. Conclusion
      Bibliography
      Maps
      Map 1. Northeast Africa in the third century CE
      Map 2. Northeast Africa in the fourth century CE
      Map 3. Northeast Africa in the sixth century CE

      -Chuck Jones-
      ISAW - NYU
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