Among the most powerful kingdoms in the medieval period was Solomonic Ethiopia, a Christian kingdom that sought out contact with Western Europe in the Late Middle Ages. This week, Danièle speaks with Verena Krebs about contact between Solomonic Ethiopia and Western Europe, how historians have misconstrued Ethiopian interests in the past, and what we can learn when we dig into primary sources.
Verena Krebs is Professor for Medieval Cultural Realms and their Entanglements at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. Her new book, Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe, is published by Palgrave Macmillan. You can learn more about Verena’s research on her website, or follow her on Twitter @KrebsVerena
It’s the start of the new semester here & I’m already tired but LOOK WHAT THE MAILMAN JUST DELIVERED! Complimentary copies of the book, which’ll go to the lovely people who helped make this happen, from LA to Toronto to Hamburg to Moscow to Addis Ababa! 😍☺️🥳 pic.twitter.com/LHumuvZMxc
— Dr. Verena Krebs (@KrebsVerena) April 12, 2021
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Top Image: Saint Mark from an Ethiopian Gospel Book – Getty MS 105 for. 82v