Ancient African Civilizations: Kush and Axum, Third Edition

The first edition of this book provided teachers of African history, for the first time, with fully annotated translations of the most important Greek and Roman sources for the history of these two remarkable ancient African civilizations. The new edition retains all of the features that made the first edition so successful while significantly expanding the coverage of the history of Kush and Axum. The illustration program has been revised and new translations have been added including recently discovered Nubian and Axumite royal documents, and a new chapter treats the origins of the kingdom of Kush and its relations with Egypt and Persia.


Stanley Burstein (California State University, Los Angeles) is author of Graeco-Africa: Studies in the History of Greek Relations with Egypt and Nubia and co-editor of Land of Enchanters: Egyptian Short Stories from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.