May 26, 2020  
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EGPT 521/5140 - Societies and Cultures of Ancient Nubia (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
Consent of instructor.

Description
This course is intended to serve as a broad survey of the development of history, culture and society in Nubia and the Northern Sudan from the earliest era of food production (ca. 6000-4000 BCE/BC) to the development of the medieval kingdoms of Nubia (ca. 600-700 CE/AD). Special attention will be devoted to the question of the relations — cultural, commercial, technological, political — between Ancient Egypt and Ancient Nubia. For the purposes of this class, the term “Nubia” will mean the long stretch of the Nile Valley that extends between the Nile’s First Cataract (located in Southern Egypt just south of the city of Aswan) and its Sixth Cataract (located in the Sudan some distance north of the city of Khartoum). The term “Nubian” will describe the people of this specific area as well as all the distinctive languages and cultures that flourished here from the beginning of recorded history to the early modern period.



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