Ethiopian Architecture

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Ethiopian Architecture
This paper will compare and contrast the opinions expressed by five different authors on the foreign influences of the Christian architecture on Ethiopia in the 16th and 17th century. The five papers deal mainly with architecture on several sites around Laka Tana, and their primary focus is on the architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries, although influences on later periods are also discussed. The main points of the dispute are the origins of the Gondar-style architecture and the extent of the influence of Portuguese, Indian and other styles on the structures of the period that remain today. All five articles are from the collection of papers from the Fifth International Conference on the History of Ethiopian...
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.....acts in the 16th-17th Centuries. Eds. M.J. Ramos and I. Boavida. AldershotAshgate Publishing, 2004.30-36
Henze, P.B. The Monastery of Martula MaryamQuestions and Speculations about its Architecture and Ornamentation. The Indigenous and the Foreign in Christian Ethiopian ArtOn Portuguese and Ethiopian Contacts in the 16th-17th Centuries. Eds. M.J. Ramos and I. Boavida. AldershotAshgate Publishing, 2004. 49-58.
Pankhurst, R. A Tale of Four CitiesLate 16th and Early 17th Century of Ethiopian Capital and their Turkish, Portuguese and Indian Connections. The Indigenous and the Foreign in Christian Ethiopian ArtOn Portuguese and Ethiopian Contacts in the 16th-17th Centuries. Eds. M.J. Ramos and I. Boavida. AldershotAshgate Publishing, 2004. 3-15.