PANEL 2.04

Ethiopia in Egypt: Form, support and meaning of Ethiopian presence in Egypt from the Middle ages to Modern times

Coordination:
Julien Loiseau , Montpellier University, France;

The aim of this panel is to shed light on the long lasting presence of Ethiopia in Egypt from the Middle ages to Modern times. The old and strong ties linked betweenthe two countries through ecclesial organization, political relationships and merchant networks had the effect of bringing people, artefacts, customs and manners of thinking from one to the other. But far less is known of Ethiopian presence in Egypt than the reverse. From the early Middle ages, indeed, Ethiopia has been involved in Egyptian life, either material, economical, or spiritual. With such a panel,

historians and art historians currently working on Egypt’s history from the 7th to the 18th century would be able to compare the evidence they gathered on Ethiopian people, artefacts and representations testifying the presence of Ethiopia in Egypt. In addition to Christian people and texts from Ethiopia, whose presence in Egypt is quite well attested, one hopes that a significant part of the panel would be devoted to the presence of Ethiopia in the Islamic history and documentation of Egypt.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Mr

AUBER de LAPIERRE Julien

Gondar / Cairo – confrontation of Christian Paintings

Dr

BOUDERBALA Sobhi

‘Habashas in Misr and the End of the World. Egyptian Apocalypses from the Early Islam relating to the Abyssinians’.

Dr.

CECERE Giuseppe

Christian Ethiopian People in Egypt during the Mamluk Period. Inquiry in Arabic and Latin Sources

Dr.

DE LORENZI James

Heruy Walda Selase, Modern Egypt, and the New Queen of Sheba: Historical Texture in Ethiopian Travel Writing

Prof.

LOISEAU Julien

Abyssinia at al-Azhar: Ethiopian students in 15th Century Cairo

Dr

ZOUACHE Abb?s

Ethiopians in the Fatimid Army (Xth-XIIth)

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

Transilteration systems for Ethiosemitic languages


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