• Vincent van Gerven Oei deposited For Sale: Geography in Old Nubian Land Sales in the group Group logo of Union for Nubian StudiesUnion for Nubian Studies on Humanities Commons 3 years, 8 months ago

    In this article I want to focus on the way in which land property is described within the Makuritan kingdom, based on a grammatical analysis of Old Nubian land sales. I will argue that such descriptions are always relative in nature, referring to adjacent plots oriented from south to north on the banks of the Nile. South is thus considered the “up/forward” direction. I will also discuss the multiple ways in which the function and ownership of land can be described.