Editors: Adam Łajtar and Jacques van der Vliet
Contributing authors: Adam Łajtar and Giovanni Ruffini
Giovanni Ruffini (with Adam Lajtar) is a contributing author, “Qasr Ibrim’s Last Land Sale”.
Book description: The book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of medieval Nubian literacy. It contains eleven articles by an international group of scholars, representing different areas of language studies (Greek and Latin epigraphy, Coptology, Old Nubian studies). The articles contain both editions of new textual finds and reconsiderations of well-known sources. The chronology of the texts discussed in the book spans a few hundred years of medieval Nubian history (from the 7th until the 15th century) and their topographical distribution covers a large part of the Middle Nile Valley (from Qasr Ibrim in the north to Banganarti in the south) and beyond (northern Kordofan). The typological variety of the sources, with epitaphs, sepulchral crosses, legal documents, visitors' inscriptions, and dipinti on pottery, provides an insight into the richness of the Christian Nubian civilization.
Adam Łajtar and Giovanni Ruffini, “Qasr Ibrim’s Last Land Sale.” In Adam Łajtar and Jacques van der Vliet, eds., Nubian Voices: Studies in Christian Nubian Culture-Supplement 15. Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement 15 (2011, Warsaw).
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/giovanni_ruffini/14/