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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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The Nubians.

The Nubians.

(p.444) Chapter XXXII. The Nubians.
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter gives a general description of the country between the First and Second Cataracts; and the history of the Nubians to the period of the last invasion of their country, by the troops of Mohham'mad ‘Al'ee. It presents the description of the country between the First and Second Cataracts given by EI-Muckree'zee, extracted from the history of Nubia written by Ibn Selce'm El-Aswa'nee. It presents the passages from in the work of Ibn Selee'm, which show that the whole of the country which is called Nubia was formerly inhabited by two races, the Noo'beh and the Moock'rah. These names were also given to their respective districts. This chapter provides an overview of the modern Nubians. It also gives an account of the Nubian agriculture.

Keywords:   Nubians, Mohham'mad ‘Al'ee, EI-Muckree'zee, Ibn Selce'm El-Aswa'nee, Noo'beh, Moock'rah

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