The Tragedy of Emperor Libne-Dingil of Ethiopia (1508-1540)

  title={The Tragedy of Emperor Libne-Dingil of Ethiopia (1508-1540)},
  author={R. K. Molvaer},
  journal={Northeast African Studies},
  pages={23 - 46}
  • R. K. Molvaer
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Northeast African Studies
  • Prefatory Note Emperor Libne-Dingil is one of the emperors of Ethiopia about whom only a very brief royal chronicle was written or preserved, unlike most rulers of Ethiopia from Amde-Siyon (1314-1344) to Empress Zewditu (1916-1930). In the following, I report what two "traditional" Ethiopian historians have written about Libne-Dingil and his times. Much of what they write concerns the devastation wrought by "Grann," the Left-handed, i.e., Ahmed Ibn Ibrahim alGhazi. Historians have relied much… CONTINUE READING