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ID: 8698206
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Zagwe (former nation/state/empire)  Zagwe (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 01 58 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 12.0333  decimal degrees
Long: 039 01 58 E  degrees minutes   Long: 39.0333  decimal degrees

Note: Seat at Adäffa; main town at Lalībela, known for its rock churches. Trade primarily interregional; principal port at Zayla. While highly religious, the Zagwe rulers gained little ideological traction, and were constantly challenged by the Tigrean elite.

Names:
Zagwe (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ethiopia (nation)  ........  Ethiopia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Zagwe (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Zagwe (former nation/state/empire) (P)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)  ............  early 10th century-late 13th century
kingdom (H)

Related geographic places:
successor of ....  Axumite Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
......................  (World, Africa, Ethiopia) [7024409]

Sources and Contributors:
Zagwe..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Negash, The Zagwe period (2006)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Negash, The Zagwe period (2006)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 October 2016
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Negash, The Zagwe period (2006)

 

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