The Kingdom of Kush: History and CivilizationHardback Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, Nahe Und der Mi
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- Publisher: Brill
- Format: Hardback | 586 pages
- Dimensions: 165mm x 241mm x 46mm | 1,338g
- Publication date: 1 January 1998
- Publication City/Country: Leiden
- ISBN 10: 9004104488
- ISBN 13: 9789004104488
This handbook presents a comprehensive survey of the textual archaeological and art historical evidence for this Middle Nile Region - Kingdom of Kush. Basing itself upon the evidence and scholarly literature, this work discusses the emergence of the native state of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination in the 11th century BC), the rule of the Kings of Kush in Egpyt (c. 760-656 BC) and the intellectual foundations and political history of the Kingdom in the Napatan (7th and 3rd centuries BC) and Meroitic (3rd century BC - 4th century) periods.
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'"The author effectively demonstrated that the Napatan-Meroitic civilisation did emerge out of thin air, or that it was merely a reproduction of an Egyptian model. It possessed a solid intellectual foundation and a unique political history. As a reference work for students of the Napatan-Meroitic civilisation, this book is highly recommended.'Christiaan Nel, "Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1999.'The Kingdom of Kush "is, however, more than an authoritative reference work. It is also evidence of the profound transformation of Nubian studies during the past three decades, and a synthesis of the multifaceted work of one of the scholars primarily responsible for that transformationa comprehensive and reliable guide to the goals and achievements of this new discipline. Together with its predecessor, Nubia: Corridor to Africa, "it provides an account of the history and culture of Kush that is unrivalled in its depth and sophistication anywhere else in Subsaharan Africa.'Stanley M. Burstein, "Symbolae Osloenses, 2000.