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African AthenaNew Agendas

African Athena: New Agendas

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed ... More

Medieval NubiaA Social and Economic History

Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the history of medieval Nubia through the Old Nubian documentary archives excavated at Qasr Ibrim in southern Egypt. It focuses in particular on a single archive of land sales from ... More

Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Leslie Dossey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population—the provincial peasantry—to paint a picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, ... More

Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of PovertyRural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Ariel G. López

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This book studies the public life of an extraordinary Egyptian monk, Shenoute of Atripe, and the discourse on poverty that he put forward to promote and legitimize his active role in society. ... More

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