The Tragedy of Emperor Libne-Dingil of Ethiopia (1508-1540)
Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 23 - 46
Published: Jan 1, 1998
Prefatory Note Emperor Libne-Dingil is one of the emperors of Ethiopia about whom only a very brief royal chronicle was written or preserved, null 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...