Reflections on the Notions of "Empire" and "Kingdom" in Seventeenth-Century Ethiopia: Royal power and Local Power

in Journal of Early Modern History
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The purpose of this article is to re-interrogate the notions of "empire" and "kingdom" in seventeenth-century Ethiopia, attentive to the borrowings and models used by the sources, which are particularly rich for this period. But it is equally through a study of a person close to King Susneyos, the the ras Se'lä Krestos, and the relations that he maintained with his sovereign, that we can reformulate these notions of "empire" and "kingdom."

Journal of Early Modern History

Contacts, Comparisons, Contrasts. Early Modernity Viewed from a World-Historical Perspective



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