Saturday, December 24, 2022

"Nubia: Lost Civilizations"

New from Reaktion Books: Nubia: Lost Civilizations by Sarah M. Schellinger.

About the book, from the publisher:

Drawing on the latest archaeological and textual discoveries, a revealing look at the rich and dynamic civilization of Nubia.

Nubia, the often-overlooked southern neighbor of Egypt, has been home to groups of vibrant and adaptive peoples for millennia. This book explores the Nubians’ religious, social, economic, and cultural histories, from their nomadic origins during the Stone Ages to their rise to power during the Napatan and Meroitic periods, and it concludes with the recent struggles for diplomacy in North Sudan. Situated among the ancient superpowers of Egypt, Aksum, and the Greco-Roman world, Nubia’s connections with these cultures shaped the region’s history through colonialism and cultural entanglement. Sarah M. Schellinger presents the Nubians through their archaeological and textual remains, reminding readers that they were a rich and dynamic civilization in their own right.
--Marshal Zeringue