Nubian Ethnographies

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea,Aleya Rouchdy

Publisher: Waveland PressInc


Category: Egypt

Page: 203

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The majority of this ethnographic collection chronicles the period of Nubian history in the 1960s just before 50,000 Egyptian Nubians were moved from their ancestral home along the Upper Nile.
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Nubian Encounters

The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Author: Nicholas S. Hopkins,Sohair R. Mehanna

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 1617973831

Category: History

Page: 400

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In the 1960s the construction of the Aswan High Dam occasioned the forced displacement of a large part of the Nubian population. Beginning in 1960, anthropologists at the American University in Cairo's Social Research Center undertook a survey of the Nubians to be moved and those already outside their historic homeland. The goal was to record and analyze Nubian culture and social organization, to create a record for the future, and to preserve a body of information on which scholars and officials could draw. This book chronicles the research carried out by an international team with the cooperation of many Nubians. Gathered into one volume for the first time are reprinted articles that provide a valuable resource of research data on the Nubian project, as well as photographs taken during the field study that document ways of life that have long since disappeared.
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Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians

Author: Thayer Scudder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811019355

Category: Science

Page: 55

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This book highlights the long-term resettlement process of the Egyptian Nubian people along the Aswan High Dam. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in connection with the High Dam is especially important for three main reasons: firstly, this resettlement process is one of the rare cases in which research begun before the dam was built has continued for over forty years. Secondly, the resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian people is one of the few cases in which the living standards of the large majority improved because of the initial political will of the government, combined with Nubian initiatives. Thirdly, given the complexity of the resettlement process, weaknesses in government planning, implementation, and in the weakening of government political provide valuable lessons for future dam-induced resettlement efforts.
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The Nubians of West Aswan

Village Women in the Midst of Change

Author: Anne M. Jennings

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555875923

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 2868

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Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

Author: Richard A. Lobban Jr.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865785

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 8184

The Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia covers the period from the Paleolithic, all the periods of ancient Nubia (Predynastic, Kerma, Dynasty XXV, Napatan, Meroitic, Post-Meroitic) and to the end of medieval Christianity in Nubia (Sudan). This resource focuses on Nubian history through a Nubian perspective, rather than on the more common Egypto-centrism perspective, and the coverage is based on the latest and best archaeological and epigraphic evidence. Newly created maps of the general area and its specific regions and place names and a photospread showing important related features of the region are included. A detailed chronology provides a timeline of historical events, and an introductory narrative shapes the overall history and leads to the main body of the work in the form of a cross-referenced dictionary. The descriptive entries cover the main features of the region in the various periods that are key not only to Nubian events, but also to the important interactions they had with Egypt to the north. Nine appendices and an extensive bibliography conclude this work. Lobban has been teaching Nubian studies in undergraduate classrooms for thirty years, and this book is a product of his hands-on experiences as well as extensive anthropological fieldwork and travel in Sudanese and Egyptian Nubia.
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The Peoples of Africa

An Ethnohistorical Dictionary

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279188

Category: History

Page: 681

View: 1972

A unique reference guide to the thousands of individual ethnic groups that make up the social and cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.
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Water on Sand

Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Alan Mikhail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199768668

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 5701

Making environmental history accessible to scholars of the Middle East and the history of the region accessible to environmental historians, Water on Sand opens up new fields of scholarly inquiry.
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Nubian Ceremonial Life

Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Author: John G. Kennedy

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774249556

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 3764

Reveals and discusses some of the important and distinctive aspects of Nubian culture. This study contains discussions on the psychology of death ceremonies, the nature of 'taboo,' and the importance of trance curing ceremonies.
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Keeping the Peace

Conflict Resolution and Peaceful Societies Around the World

Author: Graham Kemp,Douglas P. Fry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113593732X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3956

This collection of ethnographies discusses how non-violent values and conflict resolution strategies can help to create and maintain peace.
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Life and Death on the Nile

A Bioethnography of Three Ancient Nubian Communities

Author: George J. Armelagos,Dennis P. Van Gerven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813054452

Category: History

Page: 266

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George J. Armelagos spent thirty years at various sites in Sudan searching for ancient Nubian civilizations that gave rise to what we now know as the upper Nile civilizations. Most of these sites are now underwater, due to being inundated when the Aswan Dam was built on the Upper Nile and flooded the ancient cities of Wadi Halfa and Kulubnarti. While hundreds of articles have been written about the research at these sites, this monograph, where Armelagos invited his former student Dennis Van Gerven to collaborate with him, represents the first attempt to explore all of the biocultural relationships between the villages, the people, and the region.
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Daily Life of the Nubians

Author: Robert Steven Bianchi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325014

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 1076

An invaluable and unique resource for students researching the oldest known black African civilization, the Nubians.
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Author: Mark Q. Sutton,Kristin D. Sobolik,Jill K. Gardner

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816508216

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 9910

Paleonutrition is the analysis of prehistoric human diets and the interpretation of dietary intake in relation to health and nutrition. As a field of study, it addresses prehistoric diets in order to determine the biological and cultural implications for individuals as well as for entire populations, placing archaeological interpretations into an anthropological context. Throughout history, and long before written records, human culture has been constantly in flux. The study of paleonutrition provides valuable insights into shifts and changes in human history, whatever their causes. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic. Intended for students and professionals, it describes the nature of paleonutrition studies, reviews the history of paleonutrition research, discusses methodological issues in the reconstruction of prehistoric diets, presents theoretical frameworks frequently used in paleonutrition research, and showcases examples in which paleonutritional analyses have been successfully conducted on prehistoric individuals, groups, and populations. It offers an integrative approach to understanding state-of-the-art anthropological dietary, health, and nutritional assessments. The most recent and innovative methods used to reconstruct prehistoric diets are discussed, along with the major ways in which paleonutrition data are recovered, analyzed, and interpreted. Paleonutrition includes five contemporary case studies that provide useful models of how to conduct paleonutrition research. Topics range from ancient diets in medieval Nubia to children’s health in the prehistoric American Southwest to honey use by an ethnographic group of East African foragers. As well as providing interesting examples of applying paleonutrition techniques, these case studies illustrate the mutually beneficial linkages between ethnography and archaeology.
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Visual Anthropology

Essential Method and Theory

Author: Fadwa El Guindi

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115168

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and other media instruction concerned with cross-cultural representation.
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The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art

The Construction of the Kushite Mind, 800 Bc-300 Ad

Author: László Török

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004123069

Category: Social Science

Page: 525

View: 1782

This volume presents the first comprehensive study of the Kushite concepts of order in the state and in the cosmos as they were conceptualized in royal and temple texts, in urban architecture, in the structure of temple iconography, and in the relationship between the society and the temples as places of popular worship, archives of historical memory, and centres of cultural identity.
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Crania Aegyptiaca

Or, Observations on Egyptian Ethnography, Derived from Anatomy, History, and the Monuments

Author: Samuel George Morton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Craniology

Page: 67

View: 7214

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A Future in Ruins

UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace

Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190648341

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8185

Best known for its World Heritage program committed to "the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity," the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 as an intergovernmental agency aimed at fostering peace, humanitarianism, and intercultural understanding. Its mission was inspired by leading European intellectuals such as Henri Bergson, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells, and Aldous and Julian Huxley. Often critiqued for its inherent Eurocentrism, UNESCO and its World Heritage program today remain embedded within modernist principles of "progress" and "development" and subscribe to the liberal principles of diplomacy and mutual tolerance. However, its mission to prevent conflict, destruction, and intolerance, while noble and much needed, increasingly falls short, as recent battles over the World Heritage sites of Preah Vihear, Chersonesos, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Aleppo, and Sana'a, among others, have underlined. A Future in Ruins is the story of UNESCO's efforts to save the world's heritage and, in doing so, forge an international community dedicated to peaceful co-existence and conservation. It traces how archaeology and internationalism were united in Western initiatives after the political upheavals of the First and Second World Wars. This formed the backdrop for the emergent hopes of a better world that were to captivate the "minds of men." UNESCO's leaders were also confronted with challenges and conflicts about their own mission. Would the organization aspire to intellectual pursuits that contributed to the dream of peace or instead be relegated to an advisory and technical agency? An eye-opening and long overdue account of a celebrated yet poorly understood agency, A Future in Ruins calls on us all to understand how and why the past comes to matter in the present, who shapes it, and who wins or loses as a consequence.
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The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri

Author: Attiri Collaborative

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998237572


Page: N.A

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The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri is the first publication in the Dotawo: Monographs series. It presents heretofore unpublished material, an edition of a series of manuscripts discovered in the frame of the Aswan High Dam campaign at the site of Attiri, a rocky island in the Batn el-Hajjar region in the Sudan, and does so in an innovative way, through an intense collaboration of the editors under the name of the Attiri Collaborative. By bringing together their diverse backgrounds in linguistics, archeology, Bible studies, history, anthropology, and philology, the editors hope to have provided an example of a new model of collective manuscript editing and the results such collaboration can attain. The collection consists of 15 manuscript fragments that were all written in Old Nubian. Among these manuscripts special mention should be made of two parchment leaves from a codex dedicated to works on the Archangel Michael, a lectionary containing fragments from the Gospel of Matthew and the Second Letter to the Corinthians, as well as a rare letter written on a leather sheet. TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface - ix List of Tables - xi List of Figures - x General Introduction - 13 P. Attiri 1-2: The Attiri Book of Michael - 31 P. Attiri 3-4: Lectionary - 59 P. Attiri 5: Unidentified fragment - 75 P. Attiri 6: Fragment - 79 P. Attiri 7: Fragments - 81 P. Attiri 6: The Head - 83 P. Attiri 6: Sale - 85 P. Attiri 6: Unidentified document - 89 P. Attiri 6: Letter - 93 Bibliography - 97
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A Street in Marrakech

A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147860865X

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 3025

This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her familys unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and womens rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in Marrakech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style.
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