Ethiopian History.

With a special concentration on Ethiopian Christianity. It seems difficult to draw a sharp line separating Ethiopian history from Ethiopian religion, so right now we are not making the attempt.

Ethiopian Texts.

The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek. Being the history of the departure of God & his Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Ethiopia, and the establishment of the religion of the Hebrews and the Solomonic line of kings in that country. A complete translation of the Kebra Nagazt with introduction by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge. Now first published with 31 illustrations from Ethiopic mss. in the British Museum by the Medici Society, Limited, London, Liverpool, and Boston, Mass., 1922.

Vie de Lalibala, roi d’Éthiopie : texte éthiopien publié d’apres un manuscrit du Musée britannique et traduction française avec un résumé de l’histoire des Zagüés et la description des églises monolithes de Lalibala. Par J. Perruchon. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1892.

Legends of Our Lady Mary the Perpetual Virgin & Her Mother Hannâ. Translated from the Ethiopic manuscripts collected by King Theodore at Makdalâ & now in the British Museum, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge. Published by the Medici Society, Ltd., London, Liverpool & Boston, Mass., 1922.

The Contendings of the Apostles. Being the histories of the lives and martyrdoms and deaths of the twelve apostles and evangelists. The Ethiopic texts now first edited from manuscripts in the British Museum, with an English translation, by E. A. Wallis Budge. London: Henry Frowde, 1899–1901.

I. The Ethiopic text.

II. The English translation.

The Life of Takla Hâymânôt, in the version of Dabra Lîbanôs, and The Miracles of Takla Hâymânôt, in the version of Dabra Lîbânô, and The Book of the Riches of Kings. The Ethiopic texts, from the British Museum ms. Oriental 723. Edited, with English translations, to which is added an English translation of the Waldeban version. By E. A. Wallis Budge. Privately printed for Lady Meux. London, 1906.

Vol. I.

Vol. II. Beginning with The Book of the History of the Translation of the Body of Our Father the Holy Man Takla Hâymânôt, which took place seven and fifty years after his death, and was revealed by the Holy Spirit to John Kamâ.

Chez la Reine de Saba. Chronique Éthiopienne. Par Hugues Le Roux. Paris: Maison Ernest Leroux, 1917.

The Lives of Mabâ’ Sĕyôn and Gabra Krĕstôs. The Ethiopic texts edited with an English translation and a chapter on the illustrations of the Ethiopic mss. By E. A. Wallis Budge. London: W. Griggs, 1898.

European and American Histories of Ethiopia.

The Manners, Lawes, and Customes of All Nations. Collected out of the best Writers by Ioannes Boemus Aubanus, a Dutch-man. With many other things of the same Argument, gathered out of the Historie of Nicholas Damascen. The like also, out of the History of America, or Brasill, written by Iohn Lerius. The faith, religion and manners of the Aethiopians, and the deploration of the people of Lappia, compiled by Damianus à Goes. With a short discourse of the Aethiopians, taken out of Ioseph Scaliger his seventh booke de Emendatione temporum. Written in Latin, and now newly translated into English. By Ed. Aston. At London, Printed by George Eld, 1611.

The Church-History of Ethiopia. Wherein, among other things, the two great splendid Roman missions into that empire are placed in their true light. To which are added, an epitome of the Dominican history of that church, and an account of the practices and conviction of Maria of the Annunciation, the famous Nun of Lisbon. Composed by Michael Geddes, D. D. Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of Sarum. London: Printed for Ri. Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1696.

Nubia and Abyssynia: Comprehending their civil history, antiquities, arts, religion, literature, and natural history. By the Rev. Michael Russell. Harper’s Stereotype Edition. New-York: J. & J. Harper, 1833.

The Ethiopic Liturgy: its sources, development, and present form. By the Rev. Samuel A. B. Mercer. Milwaukee: The Young Churchman Company, 1915.