IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1152: Medieval Ethiopia, II: Christians and Pagans

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organisers:Vincent van Gerven Oei, punctum books, Tirana
Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Meseret Oldjira, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Paper 1152-aThe Zagwe Church of Yemrehanna Krestos: A Contemporary of the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibala
(Language: English)
Michael Gervers, 'Documents of Early England Dataset' Project, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1152-bPagan Religious Practices in Medieval Ethiopia: Development and Resistance of the Christian Kingdom, 1434–1468
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Pagan Religions
Paper 1152-cNorthern Ethiopia as the Last Refuge of King Lebna Dengel (1508-1540): Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence from Tigray
(Language: English)
Denis Nosnitsin, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

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.