IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1052: Medieval Ethiopia, I: Muslims and Jews

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organisers:Vincent van Gerven Oei, punctum books, Tirana
Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 1052-aThe Ethiopian Sultanate of Awfāt, Its Capital, and the Walasma' Necropolis, 14th Century
(Language: English)
Amélie Chekroun, Institut de Recherches et d'Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman (UMR 7310) / Horneast, European Research Council, Aix-Marseille Université
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1052-bMamluk Models in the Qur'ans of Harar as Evidence of a Longue Durée Red Sea Manuscript Culture
(Language: English)
Sana Mirza, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Index terms: Art History - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1052-cA Historical Look at the Presence and Influence of Jews in Ethiopia: Aksumite to 'Solomonic' Dynasties, 6th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Afework Beyene, Department of Historical Studies, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Other

Africa has always been a nexus of trade routes, its history entangled with the continents that surround it: Europe, Asia, and America. These connections and interactions, whether productive or brutal, have been reasonably well documented for the classical period as well as from the onset of modern colonialism, but a chronological blank spot lingers on our historical memory. The papers in these sessions aim to recover parts of our collective memory loss, covering topics such as the Byzantine influence on Nubia, Ethiopian Jews, and the golden age of scholarship in Timbuktu.