From Community to State: The Development of the Aksumite Polity (Northern Ethiopia and Eritrea), c. 400 BC–AD 800

@article{Fattovich2019FromCT,
  title={From Community to State: The Development of the Aksumite Polity (Northern Ethiopia and Eritrea), c. 400 BC–AD 800},
  author={R. Fattovich},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={249-285}
}
  • R. Fattovich
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
The so-called Kingdom of Aksum in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea was the dominant African polity along the southern Red Sea in the first millennium AD. The polity emerged in central Tigray (northern Ethiopia) in the late first millennium BC, incorporated eastern Tigray and central Eritrea in the mid-first millennium AD, and eventually declined in the late first millennium AD. The adoption of Christianity as a state religion in the fourth century AD was a crucial event in the history of the… Expand
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