The Legitimising Project: The Coronation Rite and the Written Word

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Orlowska, Izabela;
(2014)
  • 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.16.1.700
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; | History; Manuscripts; Royal Chronicels; Coronation Rite; Yohannes IV; Yoḥannǝs IV; Ge'ez; Gǝ'ǝz; | ddc:090 | ddc:230 | ddc:320 | ddc:390 | ddc:800 | ddc:890 | ddc:900 | ddc:960

The article and its argument are based on a hitherto unexplored Ethiopian chronicle, which offers a uniquely detailed description of a series of enthronement rites. The article explores and deciphers symbolism displayed in these acts, which was drawn from the past and r... View more