Notes Towards a History of Aṣe Dawit I (1382–1413)

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Kaplan, Steven;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.5.1.447
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | King Dawit I; Giyorgis of Sägla; Christianity; Ewosṭatians; History; Military; | ddc:230 | ddc:320 | ddc:355 | ddc:800 | ddc:900 | ddc:960

Dawit I has received far less attention than either his grandfather ʿAmdä Ṣǝyon I or his son Zärʾa Yaʿǝqob. This comparatively brief article attempts to partially redress the balance. During the more than three decades during which he reigned, Dawit strengthened the rel... View more