Time to Eat the Dogs

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The Strange Journey of Ṣägga Krǝstos


Matteo Salvadore talks about the strange journey of Ṣägga Krǝstos and his impact on the Renaissance world. Salvadore is an Associate Professor of History at the American University of Sharjah. He’s the author of The African Prester John and the Birth of Ethiopian-European Relations, 1402–1555. Salvadore writes about Ṣägga Krǝstos in his essay “‘I Was Not Born to Obey, but Rather to Command’”: The Self-Fashioning of Ṣägga Krǝstos, an Ethiopian Traveler in Seventeenth-Century Europe”


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