CANCELED: Encounters of the Third Kind: Christians, Muslims, Traditional-religious Communities, and Their Interactions in Medieval Ethiopia
François-Xavier Fauvelle, National Center for Scientific Research, Toulouse, France
March 24, 2020 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm EDT · 104 McCormick
Department of Art and Archaeology; Program in Archaeology
Thanks to Ethiopian written sources, medieval Ethiopia is mostly known for its Christian kingdom and society, which have left few material remains apart from churches and monasteries. Yet long overlooked by researchers, the neighboring Muslim societies have recently yielded impressive remains of medieval towns, despite a scantiness in written records. How can this documentary imbalance be explained? And what can we learn from the funerary mounds for non-monotheistic believers who were interacting with both Christians and Muslims?
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François-Xavier Fauvelle is the Visiting Class of 1932 Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of Comparative Literature (Spring 2020).