Tag: Africa in the Middle Ages

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Balthazar with Bryan Keene

During the Middle Ages, one figure began to consistently symbolize the renowned wealth and wisdom of African kingdoms in European art: Balthazar. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Bryan Keene about this wise king, his evolution in medieval art, and his continuing impact in modern culture.


Ethiopian Medieval History: Between Connection and Isolation

It is therefore necessary to look at the history of Ethiopia for from the point of view of the medievalist today in the work on Ethiopia the richest results come from those who open up the approaches based on a global history which considers for example the Christianization and Islamization of Ethiopia in equal parts and who envision this phenomenon not as a competitors, but as co-existing phenomena.