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The Medieval Christian Kingdoms of Nubia
"This quiz is drawn primarily from the book "The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia" by Derek A. Welsby, supplemented by some internet research."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of these was NOT one of the three original main kingdoms of Nubia?
Makuria or Maqurrah
Alwa or Alwah or Alodia.
Nobadia or Nobatia
When does it seem that the Muslims overwhelmed the northern kingdom?
Late 12th century
Early 9th century
Early 14th century
Late 10th century
After the war between the Nubians and Muslims in 652 there was an agreement called a baqt (which is less formal than a sulh) with an exchange of goods. What did the Nubians agree to supply?
Derek Welsby often mentions red brick in his book. What is it?
Mud brick that has been accidentally fired when a building was burnt down.
Mud brick made from mud from the Blue Nile which took moulded decoration well.
Mud brick made without the addition of ash.
Monasticism played a small roll in Nubian Christianity.
Which of these is NOT recorded as a genuine Nubian king?
The Nubians shared with the Byzantine iconoclasts and the Muslims a prohibition on images of people.
What does the term eparch mean?
The senior cavalry officer in an army
A junior priest who could only perform a limited number of sacraments
A very senior government official
What is the date of the first dated church in Nubia?
Who was most likely to succeed a king?
The son of his sister.
There was an election with all descendants and husbands of descendants of the late king's grandfather eligible.
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