A Story in Stones: Portugal’s Influence on Culture and by John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee,Richard Pankhurst PDF
By John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee,Richard Pankhurst
What started as Portugal’s challenge to find an unknown global quickly turned a quest to discover Prester John, the mythical Christian priest/king presumed to be residing at the a ways aspect of Islam. In an try and shape a Christian army alliance, the quest was once either concluded and, in a way, initiated by means of explorer Pêro da Covilhã in 1493 together with his overland trip to the Highland court docket of Emperor Eskendar. This was once instrumental in developing a string of ties among the 2 countries – diplomatic, army, spiritual, cultural and (most long-lasting of all) architectural – virtually 3 many years sooner than Portugal’s diplomatic venture of 1520.
The interesting tale inside the stones can but be obvious within the Portuguese and “Gondarine” ruins that dot the Gojjam and Lake Tana areas; they proceed to steer today’s Highland architectural layout. Hespeler-Boultbee examines over thirty diversified websites, a lot of that are distant and barely visited. totally illustrated with color images and drawings.
About the Author:
J.J. Hespeler-Boultbee is an paintings & Architectural Historian and affiliate of the Institute of Ethiopian reports, Addis Ababa college. He lived for twenty-five years in Portugal, in the course of that point making numerous forays into the Ethiopian Highlands on behalf of the dept of historical past and CIDEHUS (Centro de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Ciências Humanas e Sociais), the study and improvement institute on the collage of Évora. For the 2 12 months interval, 2007-2009, he lived in and performed examine from Bahir Dar on Lake Tana, Ethiopia, within which time he chanced on his old conclusions have been at enormous variance with colleagues within the background division at Bahir Dar college – disagreements that have brought on the revisions resulting in this present up to date and revised variation of a narrative in Stones.
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A Story in Stones: Portugal’s Influence on Culture and Architecture in the Highlands of Ethiopia 1493-1634 (Updated & Revised 2nd Edition) by John Jeremy Hespeler-Boultbee,Richard Pankhurst