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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1214: Medieval Ethiopian Frontiers

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organiser:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 1214-aA Historical Look at Aspects of Ethiopia's Interaction With the Mediterranean World, 12th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Afework Beyene, Department of Historical Studies, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1214-bA New Attempt to Define the Role of the Earliest Muslims in the Realms of al-Habasha: Muslims as a Constitutional Element of the Christian Kingdom and Its International Networking
(Language: English)
Wolbert G. Smidt, Department of Anthropology Mekelle University Ethiopia / Institut für Orientalistik Indogermanistik Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Index terms: Epigraphy, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1214-cThe Itineraries of King Galāwdewos's Military Campaigns and the Frontiers of the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia (1540-1559), as Recounted in His Royal Chronicle
(Language: English)
Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

Medieval Ethiopia was a vibrant and influential kingdom, both regionally in the Horn of Africa and in the extended Mediterranean area. This sessions analyses the role of Ethiopia in international exchanges throughout the medieval period as well as offering an assessment of the changing borders of the kingdom during the turbulent 16th century.