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Makouria (Ar., al-Muqurra) is the name given by external sources to one of the mediaeval Christian kingdoms of Nubia (for the history, see Ruffini, Dongola). In late antiquity, Mediterranean sources describe three Nubian kingdoms in the Nile valley: Nobadia in the north, Makouria in the centre, and Alwa (Alodia) in the south. These three kingdoms were the subject of considerable Christian missionary interest in the sixth century C.E. Makouria ultimately absorbed Nobadia, creating a unified Nubia…

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Ruffini, Giovanni R. and Seignobos, Robin, “Makouria”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_36632>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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