The Apocryphal Legitimation of a “Solomonic” Dynasty in the Kǝbrä nägäśt – A Reappraisal

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Piovanelli, Pierluigi;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.16.1.698
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; | Philology; Christianity; Bible; Apocryphs; Kebrä Nägäst; Solomonic Dynasty; Pseudo-Methodius; Aksum | ddc:090 | ddc:200 | ddc:220 | ddc:230 | ddc:400 | ddc:490 | ddc:800 | ddc:890 | ddc:900 | ddc:930 | ddc:960

The present study constitutes an attempt to reevaluate the ideological function of the Kǝbrä nägäśt as an apocryphal production extolling the nobility and orthodoxy of early 14th-century “Solomonic” élites. In this regard, the Kǝbrä nägäśt can be considered as the Ethio... View more