Nevertheless, the kings continued to emphasize their Christian identity, and this factor is reflected in their adoption and endorsement of the Fetha Nagast, or Law . Responsibility: translated from the Geez by Paulos Tzadua ; edited by Peter L. Strauss. Uniform Title: Fetha nagast. English. Imprint: Addis Ababa, Faculty of Law. Extract. Part I The “Fetha Nagast” (): origin and structure Chapter one The “Fetha Nagast” () Introduction Analyzing the origin of the FN thoroughly is not the.

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Have an naggast token? For more information please visit www. Mesoamerica, Central America and the Caribbean. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has been an educational resource for centuries and is still consulted in matters of law in the present era.

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Cookies Shopping cart Help About Contact us. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Views Read Edit View history. Period Precontact America before This legal code had originally been written in Arabic by a Coptic Christian in Egypt, probably in the mid-thirteenth century.

It deals with the restoration of the Solomonic line to power which helped the Ethiopian State to organize itself well, and at the same time the relationship between the Church and the State built up until religious nationalism was reached. This document, it should be emphasised, discusses household or domestic slavery, which was widely practised in old-time Christian Ethiopia, and resulted largely from the capture of men, women and children in warfare.


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War, Conflict, and Diplomacy. Let us know what you think. The Fetha Nagast Ge’ez: The first part of Fetha Nagast deals with mostly ecclesiastic affairs, outlining the structure of the Church hierarchy, sacraments, and such matters.

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Slavery and Emancipation in Traditional Ethiopia: Sign in via your institution. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use nagqst cookies. One of its treasures is the Fetha Nagast, a book of law which had a great influence in the history of Ethiopia and still has great consideration in the society, with its richness in Biblical and Christian principles.

In the third point of this chapter, the purpose of the FN is taken into consideration. Access to the complete content on Oxford First Source requires a subscription or purchase.

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African and Asian Studies 10132 ; https: Economic and Business History. The Fetha Nagast has had a great influence on Ethiopia.

I need to refer to this publication frequently. Register Register now to access more content. Translated from Greek, and with many Biblical passages added, the code connected Egyptian Christians to their Byzantine, Roman, and Judeo-Christian heritage, founding the basis of law squarely in that tradition.

At the end of this chapter, the abbreviations will be explained and the sources analyzed. The second part, concerning issues pertaining to the laity, such as family law, debt, civil administration etc.

The first part of the work is focused on the origin, structure and content of this book of law.