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Title:The Tragedy of Emperor Libne-Dingil of Ethiopia (1508-1540)
Author:Molvaer, Reidulf K.
Year:1998
Periodical:Northeast African Studies
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:23-46
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:traditional rulers
history
1500-1599
History and Exploration
About person:Libne-Dingil
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/northeast_african_studies/v005/5.2.molvaer.pdf
Abstract:This paper deals with the history of King Libne-Dingil of Ethiopia, emperor from 1508 to 1540, and presents the author's annotated translation from Amharic of two little-known or unknown sources: a manuscript written by Aleqa TeklÚ, an Oromo brought up and educated in Gojjam, who died in 1936; and an unpublished manuscript put together by Memhir Akalu K´dane-Mariyam, Bishop Luqas of Wellega during the Italian occupation (1936-1941). Both histories of Ethiopia were written in the oral history tradition. Most attention is given to Libne-Dingil's struggle with the Muslim rebel leader Gra˝˝, i.e. Ahmed Ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi. Notes, ref.
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