Hmm... While the whole intense slice of history where Christians waged war against the ancient religions fascinates me, it also grieves me a lot, so I don't really go towards books where people of ancient blood are suddenly christian because of the tragic circumstances - I know I'm wrong, because aside from the whole medieval Christian drama, there must be plenty of information about those Nubian kingdoms and the culture itself.
Do you remember what the book was called? It's true, you really have to dig deep to find reliable Nubian information!
The Nubian history that interests me the most would rather be the whole of the Egyptian 12th Dynasty where their territory was (forcefully?) occupied and controlled. It's a part of history that can be traced through the egyptian fortresses around the 2nd cataract, but on the Nubian side you never really hear what's going on. What the hell was their relationship with the egyptians, after all, if so many years of economical and military friendship ended in a military expansion campaign? Lots of articles make it sound like the Nubians practically willingly surrendered their land; or at least didn't make a great fuss about it. That's the piece of history I'd really like to learn more about - those two cultures have such an intriguing relationship, and yet it's so sporadically mentioned that you're under the impression that one century, they're trading and immigrating, next century, their fighting over natural ressources and territory and walling up their borders, next century, the Nubians practically worship their supposed conqueror ... weird stuff. So many holes in the military plot that a writer's got to feel excited
Thanks for the reference!