Ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nubia
by Professor Earnestine Jenkins (Author)
Beginning with the civilization of Ancient Egypt, with its mighty Pharoahs and monuments, a fascinating history moves on to the Nubians who were soldiers, scholars, and builders, and the Ethiopians who dominated Northern Africa and the Red Sea trade.
Land of the Pharaohs
Life in the Nile Valley - "Land of the burnt faces"
The rise of Meroe
A procession of faiths
The ancient kingdom of Axum
Earnestine Jenkins, Ph.D. is the associate Professor of Art History, University of Memphis. Curator of Education: Egyptian Institute of Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis (1999-1998).
Post Doctoral Fellow in Comparative Black History, Organization of Comparative Black HistorySymposium, AFrom Memphis to Chicago to Detroit: Migrating Cultures, Urbanization, and the Emergence of Black Cultural Centers.@ Michigan State University,April 17-18, 1998. Department of History, Michigan State University.
Research and Areas of Interest: Visual cultures and arts of Africa, the African Diaspora, American, and African American social history and cultural studies. Research focus in the dynamics of art and politics in pre-modern Ethiopia; visual imagery of Africans and blacks in 19th century European art and colonialist photography; African American photographers in the American south; American artists influenced by African imagery; exploring the relationship between gender, race, and representation.