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Chronicle of Emperor Gälawdewos
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The identity of the author of the Chronicle of Emperor Gälawdewos is not given in the text or in any other contemporary document, though the Chronicle does contain some clues about him. First, he had an outstanding command of Arabic (Conzelman, Chronique; Nöldeke, review, pp. 164-8; Guidi,  ‘La Cronaca’, pp. 114-15; see also Kropp, ‘Arabisch-äthiopische Übersetzungstechnik’, p. 329) and was intimate with t…

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Gebreyes Beyene, Solomon, “Chronicle of Emperor Gälawdewos”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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