IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 634: Medieval Ethiopia, II: Gospel Books and Chronicles

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Verena Krebs, Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Paper 634-aRepresentations of the Portuguese in the Royal Chronicle of King Gälawdewos, 1540-1559: A Historical Commentary
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 634-bGospel Illuminations: Ethiopian Paintings and Their European Models
(Language: English)
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 634-cCracking the Fra Mauro Code on Abassia Ethyopia
(Language: English)
Samuel C. Walker, Research & Knowledge Management Office, St Mary's University, Ethiopia
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Archives and Sources, Mentalities
Abstract

The four sessions will bring together papers on medieval Ethiopia, Egypt, and beyond; special attention is given to the interaction between these regions and the Mediterranean, including artistic exchange, trade, and historiography. The first session highlights the religious plurality in medieval Ethiopia; the second one on artistic exchange and historiography. The mythical Prester John and other aspects of the Western image of Ethiopia will be explored in the third session. Finally, the fourth session will bring together paper focussing on the Red sea region as connecting the Mediterranean to Eastern Africa.