Ethiopian History: Inter-ethnic Conflict and Leadership

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What was one of the Imam's remarkable achievements in leadership?

Mobilizing pastoral communities to unite and expand to the Christian Kingdom

What event intensified raiding and counter-raiding in Somali and Afar of eastern Ethiopia?

Increased population and overgrazing

Who refused to pay tribute to the Christian Kingdom in 1520?

Imam Ahmed

What was the main cause of internal conflicts in Adal?

Imam Ahmed's refusal to pay tribute

Who initially retained its interest and even scored significant victories into Muslim territory in the early 16th century?

The Christian state

Who was enthroned when he was only eleven?

Lebne-Dengel

What impact did the wars against the sultanate of Adal have on the church?

It weakened the church by causing destruction of property and deaths of clergy

What was the main reason for the arrival of Catholic missionaries in Ethiopia?

To expand Catholicism and promote the doctrine of two natures of Christ

What was the significance of an alliance with Roman Catholicism for the rulers of the Christian Kingdom?

To secure modern weaponry and training to restore lost territories

What was contrary to Monophysite theology of EOC as promoted by the Jesuits?

The Catholic doctrine of two different natures of Christ

How did the arrival of Jesuit missionaries influence religious controversies in Ethiopia?

It introduced a doctrinal conflict between Catholicism and Monophysite theology

What was the primary reason for the weakened state of the church due to wars against the sultanate of Adal?

Destruction of property and deaths of clergy

What was the significant outcome expected by the Christian Kingdom from an alliance with Roman Catholicism?

Access to advanced weaponry and training

What was the main motivation for the arrival of Jesuit missionaries in Ethiopia?

Expansion of Catholicism and promotion of Catholic doctrine

What aspect of Catholic doctrine promoted by the Jesuits was contrary to Monophysite theology of EOC?

The belief in two different natures of Christ

What was the primary consequence of the wars against the sultanate of Adal on the church?

Hampered operation due to loss of clergy and property destruction

Test your knowledge of the historical events in eastern Ethiopia during the 13th to 16th centuries, including inter-ethnic conflict, leadership, and alliances among pastoral communities. Explore the Imam's remarkable achievement in uniting different groups for a common cause.

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