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Ethiopia-msg - 11/29/99


Period Ethiopia. References.


NOTE: See also the files: Ethiopia-art, coffee-msg, Africa-msg, Moors-msg,  Arabs-msg, fd-Africa-msg, fd-Jewish-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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From: Chaz Butler

Subject: Ethiopic Medieval History

Date: 16 May 91 17:35:00


Reference book just leant to me by a friend of the palace at Addis Ababa.


A History of Ethiopa, by A.H.M. Jones and Elizabeth Monroe, Oxford Press, “original 1935, reprinted 1968, no ISBN number.


Part III is especially interesting for period.


i. Prester John, (the legend and its Abyssinian counterparts)

ii. The Medieval Civilization of Abyssinia (giving governor-ship titles and

    priveleges, and some court customs (alas no heraldry)

iii. The Portuguese Embassy, including disputations on Catholic/Coptic “theology

    particular celibate clergy.

iv. The Moslem Invasions and the Portuguse Expedition (1516)

v. Jesuit Mission - Oviedo, 1557.

vi. Jesuit Mission - Paez, 1595

vii. Jesuit Mission - Mendez, 1625


Fascinating history for anyone wishing to explore African explorer personas.



Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:08:45 CEST

From: "Christina van Tets" <cjvt at hotmail.com>

Subject: SC - travelogues


The travelogue I mentioned earlier (ie. the one not to take too seriously in

its description of food) is the diary of Alvarez, a priest who tagged along

with some other travellers in 1527 on a visit to Abyssinia.  While it is a

wonderful diary, great fun to read and containing lots of other useful

information, he did _not_ know a lot about food.




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