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Du Begʷenā au Lāstā : centre et périphérie dans le royaume d’Éthiopie du XIIIe au XVIe siècle

Marie-Laure Derat 1, 2
Abstract : From Begwena to Lasta centre and periphery in the ethiopian Kingdom from the 13rd to the 16th Century Lāstā maybe was the capital region of the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia during the reign of the Zāgwē dynasty. With the fall of this dynasty, the region totally lost its central position. So that until the 17th century its name is never mentioned in the royal chronicles. However recent publications on the churches of Lāstā and Angot point out that Lāstā was a political stake when Yekuno Amlak seized the power in the 13th century. The new king had to be seen and to impose himself there. From some unedited documents crossed with other historical texts, I will try to reconstruct the political history of this territory, called Begwenā or Lāstā, between the 13th and the 16th century. What was the name of the region before the 16th century ? What was the place of this territory in the political organization of the kingdom during this period ?
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Marie-Laure Derat. Du Begʷenā au Lāstā : centre et périphérie dans le royaume d’Éthiopie du XIIIe au XVIe siècle. Annales d'Éthiopie, De Boccard/Centre Français des Études Éthiopiennes 2009, 24, pp.65 - 86. ⟨halshs-02545843⟩



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