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Ethiopia for Unit 1 of AP World History

Cate O'Donnell

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Dec 14, 2023

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For centuries, Ethiopia has been a vital source of history, culture, and tradition. From the 8th century BCE, Ethiopia was home to a number of powerful kingdoms. In the 4th century CE, Ethiopia was one of the first areas in Africa to accept Christianity and worked with the Roman Catholic Church to fight the growth of Islam. Meanwhile, the people of Ethiopia valued family and kinship highly, and multiple generations often lived together in the same household. Agriculture and livestock rearing have been the mainstay of Ethiopian culture, but it has also served as an important trading hub. Trade between Ethiopia and countries and regions like the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, and the Roman Empire flourished, with the Ethiopians trading goods like ivory, gold, salt, frankincense, and myrrh. In this article, we take a look at the fascinating history, culture, and trading legacy of Ethiopia – a land that has captured the imagination of people around the world for centuries.





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Ethiopia

Ethiopia has been home to different kingdoms since the 8th century BCE. Christianity arrived in Ethiopia in the 4th century CE. It was one of the few Christian areas in Africa, and it worked with the Roman Catholic Church to fight the growth of Islam.


Kinship was very important socially. Multiple generations would live in the same household, and great respect was shown for older generations.


Most people in Ethiopia farmed or raised livestock. However, it was also an important trading hub. They traded ivory, gold, salt, frankincense, and myrrh. Trading partners included the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, and the Roman Empire.




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AP World History
Unit 1: The Global Tapestry
Africa
Ethiopia

Cate O'Donnell

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Dec 14, 2023

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