The Ethiopic account of Anthony Rawḥ martyrdom and the perception of the Muslim Arab world in Christian Ethiopia


  • Marcin Krawczuk University of Warsaw


hagiography, Ge’ez, Islam, Anthony Rawḥ, textual criticism


The Ethiopic martyrdom of Anthony Rawḥ, attested in two relatively ancient manuscripts is a hagiographical text set in the Muslim Arab world. As such, it is an example of the perception that Christian Ethiopia had of the Muslim world at the time. This article offers some amendments to the printed edition and a few general remarks about the place of this text within the Ge’ez literary tradition.


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Krawczuk, M. (2017). The Ethiopic account of Anthony Rawḥ martyrdom and the perception of the Muslim Arab world in Christian Ethiopia. Studies in African Languages and Cultures, (51), 23–32. Retrieved from