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Les débuts du Christianisme en Afrique de l’est et le commerce de la mer Rouge et de l’Océan Indien

dc.contributor.authorSeland, Eivind Heldaaseng
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-10T13:48:38Z
dc.date.available2014-12-10T13:48:38Z
dc.date.issued2014-11-18eng
dc.identifier.issn0263-0338
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/8893
dc.description.abstractThe ancient East African kingdom of Aksum gradually adopted Christianity from the early- to mid-fourth-century reign of Ezana onwards. The well-known narrative of the late Roman church-historian Rufinus relates a top-down process of conversion, starting with the ruler himself. The report, corroborated by the adoption of Christian symbolism on Ezana’s late coinage, and monotheistic as well as overtly Christian references in royal inscriptions, is generally considered trustworthy. While not challenging the significance of charismatic and powerful individuals, this article argues that Christianity was present in the region before Ezana, and that the introduc- tion of Christianity should be situated within the context of early Red Sea/Indian Ocean commerce. Trade was the carrier of ideological impulses from communities in the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean worlds and created the social infrastructure that expatriate believers, early converts, and later, church officials and local elites could draw upon.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSpringereng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0eng
dc.subjectAksumeng
dc.subjectChristianityeng
dc.subjectTradeeng
dc.subjectRed Seaeng
dc.subjectIndian Oceaneng
dc.subjectTrade diasporaseng
dc.subjectSocial networkseng
dc.titleEarly Christianity in East Africa and Red Sea/Indian Ocean Commerceeng
dc.titleLes débuts du Christianisme en Afrique de l’est et le commerce de la mer Rouge et de l’Océan Indienfr
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2014-12-10T13:42:37Z
dc.description.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2014 The Author
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10437-014-9172-5
dc.identifier.cristin1178333
dc.source.journalAfrican Archaeological Review
dc.source.4031
dc.source.144
dc.source.pagenumber637-647


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