TitleMedieval Ethiopia, I: Religious Plurality in Medieval Ethiopia
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserVerena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Moderator/ChairVerena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 534-a Shedding Light on Medieval Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) Monasticism: An Examination of Sources and Suggestions for Future Studies
(Language: English)
Bar Kribus, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Language and Literature - Other; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 534-b The Structure of Argumentation in Pseudo-Aksumite Hagiography
(Language: English)
Felege-Selam Solomon Yirga, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Other
AbstractThe 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.