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Late Antique and Medieval Nubia: ca. 500–1500

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description Nubia is a region stretching along the Middle Nile Valley from Aswān in southern Egypt into northern Sudan. This portion of the Nile Valley is interrupted by no fewer than six cataracts, rapids caused by rocky outcrops...

Ideologies and Jurisdictions

From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt : Religion, Identity and Politics after the Arab Conquest

I.B.Tauris, 2014

Book chapter

...In delineating the responsibilities of the Coptic patriarch, the HP enumerates three duties: “[First to] attend to the synodal letter [sent] to the Patriarch of Antioch; secondly, [to attend to] our relations with the Abyssinians...

Tales of the ‘Other’

The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...In previous chapters we have explored themes that highlight the narrative of Ibn Battuta’s travels. The rather cumbersome title of The Travels, we recall, was Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels...