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The architecture of the Ethiopian history in amharic shows a continuation of earlier Aksumite traditions, as can be seen at Lalibela and at Yemrehana Krestos Church. The building of rock-hewn churcheswhich first appeared in the late Aksumite era and continued into the Solomonic dynasty, reached its peak under the Zagwe.

The Zagwe dynasty controlled a smaller area than the Aksumites or the Solomonic dynasty, with its core in the Lasta region. The Zagwe seem to have ruled over a mostly peaceful state with a flourishing urban culture, in contrast to the more warlike Solomonids with their mobile capitals.

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David Buxton remarked that the Zagwe achieved 'a degree of stability and technical advancement seldom equaled in Abyssinian history'. The church and state were very closely linked, and they may have had a more theocratic society than the Aksumites or Solomonids, with three Zagwe kings being canonized as saints and one possibly being an ordained priest.

Like many other nations and denominations, the Ethiopian Church maintained a series of small chapels and even an annex at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

His two edicts provide evidence of Ethiopia's contact with these Crusader States during this ethiopian history in amharic.

Later, as the Crusades were dying out in the early fourteenth century, the Ethiopian Emperor Wedem Arad dispatched a thirty-man mission to Europe, where they traveled to Rome to meet the Pope and then, since the Medieval Papacy was in schism, they traveled to Avignon to meet the Antipope.

During this trip, the Ethiopian mission also traveled to France, Spain and Portugal in the hopes of building an alliance against the Muslim states then threatening Ethiopia's existence.


Plans were even drawn up of a two-pronged invasion of Egypt with the French King, but nothing ever came of the talks, although this brought Ethiopia back ethiopian history in amharic Europe's attention, leading to expansion of European influence when the Portuguese explorers reached the Indian Ocean.

Arounda new dynasty was established in the Abyssinian highlands under Yekuno Amlak ethiopian history in amharic deposed the last of the Zagwe kings and married one of his daughters.

According to legends, the new dynasty were male-line descendants of Aksumite monarchs, now recognized as the continuing Solomonic dynasty the kingdom being thus restored to the biblical ethiopian history in amharic house.

This legend was created to legitimize the Solomonic dynasty and was written down in the 14th century in the Kebra Negastan account of the origins of the Solomonic dynasty.


Under the Solomonic dynasty, the chief provinces became Tigray northernwhat is now Amhara central and Shewa southern. Ethiopian history in amharic the early Solomonic dynasty Ethiopia engaged in military reforms and imperial expansion which left it dominating the Horn of Africa, especially under the rule of Amda Seyon I.

There was also great artistic and literary advancement at this time, but also a decline in urbanisation as the Solomonic emperors didn't have any ethiopian history in amharic capital, but rather moved around the empire in mobile camps.

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Under the early Solomonic dynasty monasticism grew strongly. The abbot Abba Ewostatewos created a new order called the Ewostathians who called for ethiopian history in amharic in the church, including observance of the Sabbath, but was persecuted for his views and eventually forced into exile, eventually dying in Armenia.

His zealous followers, also persecuted, formed isolated communities in Tigray. The movement grew strong enough that the emperor Dawit Iafter first trying to crush the movement, legalized their observance of the Sabbath and proselytization of their faith. Finally under Zara Yaqob a compromise was made between the new Egyptian bishops and the Ewostathians at the Council of Mitmaq inrestoring unity to the Ethiopian church.

Originally thought to have been ethiopian history in amharic the Orient, eventually the search for Prester John's mythical kingdom focused on Africa and particularly, the Christian empire in Ethiopia. This was first noticed when Zara Yaqob sent delegates to the Council of Florence in order to establish ties with the papacy and Western Christianity.

However, the delegates' admonitions did little to stop Europeans from referring to the monarch as their mythical Christian king, Prester John. Inthe Emperor sent an Armenian named Matthew to the king of Portugal to request his aid against the Muslims.

Inthe Portuguese fleet, with Matthew on board, entered the Red Sea in compliance with this request, and an embassy from the fleet visited the Emperor, Lebna Dengeland remained in Ethiopia for about six years.