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Title:Aksum at the transition to Christianity
Authors:Wendowski, MarliesISNI
Ziegert, HelmutISNI
Periodical:Annales d'Éthiopie
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:religious conversion
Axum polity
Abstract:This paper presents a picture, based on archaeological findings, of the early phase of Christianity in Aksum, Ethiopia, and its role in the development of the city-State of Aksum into the territorial State of Ethiopia. It discusses the pre-Christian palaces in the surroundings of Aksum, the well-preserved site of Berik Audi at Aksum, Aksum as a city-State, the first signs of Christianity in Aksum around the middle of the first century AD, the conversion to Christianiy of the Aksum ruler Ezana and the development of Christianity into the State religion in the fourth century, and Aksum as the centre of the Ethiopian Church and State. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]