Ethiopia and the United States: History, Diplomacy, and Analysis

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APPENDIX VIII. CHRONOLOGY OF ETHIOPIAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
1275
Emperor Yekuno Amlak dispatched an emissary to Emperor Michael VIII Palaiogos of Byzantine.
1541
The defeat of the force of Gragn Mohammad, supported by Turkey. Ethiopia was supported by Portugal. This was the frst international confict in the region.
1624-1704
Hiob Ludolf introduced the frst text in Amharic grammar and started Ethiopian studies program in Frankfurt, Germany.
1769
James Bruce, from Scotland, discovered the source of the Blue Nile.
1776-1941
A period of US isolationism in international affairs
1784
The Russian government requested the Patriarch in Antioch, Jerusalem, to translate Russian words into Ethiopian languages.
1808
Ethiopian merchants and African Americans established the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Lower Manhattan, New York.
1829
Kharkov University, in Russia, introduced the study of the Amharic language.
1868
Emperor Theodros committed suicide at the Battle of Makdala between Ethiopia and Britain.
Henry M. Stanley, a special correspondent for New York Herald, covered the Battle of Makdala. The British force was led by Sir Robert Napier.

1871

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