Verena Krebs: Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe

HUMA Book Lunch Series    

Author: Dr Verena Krebs (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Abstract: Verena Krebs on her new book, Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe. The book explores why the kings of Solomonic Ethiopia pursued long-distance diplomatic contacts with Latin Europe in the 15th and early 16th centuries and how more than a dozen embassies sent out by the Christian kings were connected to local political developments in the Ethiopian highlands – from the building of monumental royal churches and monasteries to Solomonic ideas on kingship and sovereignty. See book (Palgrave McMillan)

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Extracts made available with the kind permission of the author.

Verena Krebs 

About the author: Verena Krebs holds the professorship "Medieval Cultural Realms and their Entanglements" at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where she also co-directs the Bochum Centre for Mediterranean Studies. She obtained a bi-national PhD in history from the universities of Konstanz, Germany and Mekelle, Ethiopia, in 2014. She spent three years as a post-doc in Jerusalem. Her primary research focus is on the late medieval Solomonic Kingdom of Ethiopia and its connections to the wider Mediterranean region. Read more

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