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HEALTH, DISEASE AND RELIGION IN PRE-19TH CENTURY ETHIOPIA [Abstract ID: 1207-12]
A continuation of previous research in which my colleagues and I attempted to trace the histories of medicine and healing in the IOW. We will argue that medical knowledge and healing practices existed in the Indian Ocean World (including Africa), both in the medieval/early modern period but also in the modern period with a focus on the very important role that a religious educational institution - the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church - played in compiling and disseminating medical knowledge and various healing practices. The aim is to link health, disease and religion in Ethiopia.