IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 834: Medieval Ethiopia, IV: Art, Religion, and Apocalypse

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/Chair:Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 834-aThe Miniature of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem in Medieval Ethiopian Illuminated Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Meseret Oldjira, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 834-bSeeing Faith: Ethiopian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Art during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557-1632
(Language: English)
Kristen Windmuller-Luna, African Art Collections, Princeton University Art Museum
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 834-cThe Motif of the Apocalyptic Abyssinian: From Early Islamic hadith to Prophecies during the 5th Crusade
(Language: English)
Mordechay Lewy, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The papers in this session will deal with art and religion in and around medieval Ethiopia, namely the representation of Christ’s entry in Jerusalem in medieval Ethiopian manuscripts, the relationship between Ethiopian Orthodox and Roman Catholic art during the Jesuit mission to Ethiopia, and the motif of the ‘Apocalyptic Abyssinian’ in Islamic and Christian art, literature and cartography.