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Title: Dinamiche identitarie nell’Etiopia antica e medievale
Authors: Lusini, Gianfrancesco
Keywords: Gə’əz literatureDa‘amatKingdom of AksumZagwe dynastyAmḥara
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Gianfrancesco Lusini, "Dinamiche identitarie nell’Etiopia antica e medievale", in: Ilaria Micheli (ed.), "Materiality and Identity. Selected papers from the proceedings of the ATrA Conferences of Naples and Turin 2015", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 157-168
Series/Report no.: ATrA Aree di transizione linguistiche e culturali in Africa
Ethiopian literary tradition offers many opportunities to study how political
and social identities developed and changed through the centuries, even
though reading written documents entails the risk of being influenced by
the ideology of the cultural centers that built up the different narratives.
Among the possible examples, three case studies are herein presented: the
social structure of the first dwellers of the Ethiopian highlands as it emerges
from the inscriptions they left, the cultural identity of the kings of Aksum and
of the Zagwe dynasty, the enigmatic ethnogenesis of the Amḥara. The analysis
of the texts aims at giving interpretations based only upon philological
evidence and not influenced by old and modern preconceptions.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-750-4
eISBN: 978-88-8303-751-1
Appears in Collections:ATrA 1. Materiality and Identity

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