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By Giovanni R. Ruffini

ISBN-10: 019989163X

ISBN-13: 9780199891634

As one of many few surviving archaeological websites from the medieval Christian country of Nubia, Qasr Ibrim is seriously very important in a few methods. it's the basically web site in reduce Nubia that remained above water after the of completion of the Aswan excessive dam. moreover, due to the aridity of the weather within the region, the location is marked through outstanding maintenance of natural fabric, particularly textual fabric written on papyrus, leather-based, and paper. relatively wealthy is the textual fabric from the 12th and 13th centuries CE, written in outdated Nubian, the region's indigenous language. for that reason, Qasr Ibrim is definitely one of the top documented historical and medieval web site in Africa outdoor of Egypt and the Maghreb.

Medieval Nubia is the 1st e-book to make on hand this awesome fabric, a lot of that is nonetheless unpublished. The proof chanced on unearths a extra complex photo of this neighborhood than initially inspiration. formerly, it used to be approved that medieval Nubia had existed in relative isolation from the remainder of the realm, subsisting on a primitive economic system. criminal files, bills, and letters, in spite of the fact that, demonstrate a fancy, monetized financial system with trade premiums attached to these of the broader international. in addition, they display public festive practices, within which lavish feasting and foodstuff presents strengthened the social status of the individuals. those files end up medieval Nubia to were a society combining criminal components inherited from the Greco-Roman global with indigenous African social practices. In reconstructing the social and financial lifetime of medieval Nubia in response to the outdated Nubian assets from the location, in addition to different formerly tested fabrics, Giovanni R. Ruffini corrects past assumptions and gives a brand new photograph of Nubia, person who hyperlinks it to the broader Mediterranean economic climate and society of its time.

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