Chapters: Gersonides, Amda Seyon I of Ethiopia, William Montagu,
1st Earl of Salisbury, Simone Martini, Oliver Ingham, Alexander de
Kininmund, Mieszko of Bytom, Jaghmini, Constantine Ii, King of
Armenia, Thomas Charlton, Otto I, Duke of Pomerania, Jewna, Ulrich
Iii, Count of Wurttemberg, Chunghye of Goryeo, Raoul I of Brienne,
Count of Eu, Otto the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Robert de
Clifford, 3rd Baron de Clifford, Galvano Fiamma, Shihab Ad-Din
Ahmad, Abu Hayyan Al Gharnati, Henry Iv of Bar. Source: Wikipedia.
Pages: 80. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes
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select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Amda
Seyon (also Amde Tsiyon and other variants, Ge'ez amda iyn, Amharic
mde iyn, "Pillar of Zion") was Emperor of Ethiopia (13141344;
throne name Gebre Mesqel Ge'ez gabra masal, Amh. gebre mesel,
"slave of the cross"), and a member of the Solomonic dynasty.
According to the British expert on Ethiopia, Edward Ullendorff,
"Amde Tseyon was one of the most outstanding Ethiopian kings of any
age and a singular figure dominating the Horn of Africa in the
fourteenth century." His conquests of Muslim borderlands greatly
expanded Ethiopian territory and power in the region, maintained
for centuries after his death. Amda Seyon asserted the strength of
the newly (1270) installed Solomonic dynasty and therefore
legitimized it. These expansions further provided for the spread of
Christianity to frontier areas, sparking a long era of
proselytization, Christianization, and integration of previously
peripheral areas. It is argued that there is sufficient evidence to
show that Amda Seyon was the son of Wedem Arad. However, when a
deputation of monks led by Basalota Mikael accused him of incest
for marrying Emperor Wedem Arad's concubine Jan Mogassa and
threatened to excommunicate him, he claimed to be the biological
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