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Nubia VI, Mighty Kingdoms and their Forts, The Role of Fortified Sites in the Fall of Meroe and Rise of Medieval Realms in Upper Nubia

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ISBN: 978-83-943570-7-8
Description: paperback, 167 pp. (29,5x21 cm), figs.
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Weight: 630g.


Mariusz Drzewiecki, Nubia VI, Mighty Kingdoms and their Forts, The Role of Fortified Sites in the Fall of Meroe and Rise of Medieval Realms in Upper Nubia, IKSiO PAN, Warsaw 2016



Introduction
Chapter 1.   The last centuries of Meroe and an outline of the history of kingdoms of Makuria and Alodia
Chapter 2.   Sources for the study of fortified sites in Upper Nubia
2.1. Ancient and medieval written sources
2.2. Travellers'reports and journals
2.3. Archaeological research
Chapter 3.   Systems theory in archaeology
3.1. Backgrounds
3.2. Applications of systems theory in archaeology
3.3. Criticism
3.4. Attempt at modification
3.5. Research procedure
Chapter 4.   Features of fortification systems in Upper Nubia
4.1. The Zipf-Auerbach theory
4.2. Consistency of the term post-meroe
4.3. Analysis
4.4. Summary
Chapter 5.   Fortified sites from the Late Meroitic/Post-Meroitic Periods and centralized systems of power
5.1. Centralised systems of power
5.2. Central power and settlement pattern
5.3. Assumptions of the model
5.4. Testing the model of central power
5.5. Summary
Chapter 6.   Hypotheses of centralised power and Early Christian Period settlements
6.1. Monumental architecture - hypothesis 1
6.2. Economic resources and centralised power - hypothesis 2
6.3. Luxury goods and centralised power - hypothesis 3
6.4. Concentration of settlement activity around centres of power - hypothesis 4
6.5. Summary
Conclusion
List of figures
List of tables
Bibliography
Appendix - Catalogue
Index of names
Index of places
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