The Symbolism of Space in Ethiopia

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Lagopoulos, Alexandros Ph.; Stylianoudi, M.-G. Lily;
  • 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.4.1.491
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Anthropology; Meaning of Space; Symbolism; Military; History; Seratä Mängest; Manuscripts; Royal Camp; Christianity; | ddc:090 | ddc:230 | ddc:390 | ddc:720 | ddc:930 | ddc:960 | ddc:300

The present study starts from an Amhara text, Śǝrʿatä mängǝśt, “the first Ethiopian Constitution”, the basic elements of which were already in place in the fourteenth century, and which we analyze using a semiotic methodology. We argue that the concept of classification... View more