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Encounters Between Ethiopia and Europe, 1400–1660

"By the early 1400s, diplomatic representatives and pilgrims from the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia had traveled to the Italian peninsula for political and religious reasons. In doing so, they inaugurated an era of Ethiopian–European relations that unfolded for more than 200 years" – By Matteo Salvadore

Saharan Peoples and Societies

"The Sahara: bridge or barrier? Today, most would answer that the desert was more a historical facilitator than hindrance in moving commodities, ideas, and people between North and sub-Saharan Africa. A recent publication even coined a new name for the region: 'trans-Saharan Africa'..." – by E. Ann McDougall

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