Index:Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile - In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 volume 2.djvu
BOOK III .
ANNALS OF ABYSSINIA.
Containing the history of the abyssinians from the restoration of the line of solomon to the death of socinios, and the downfall of the romish religion.
Line of Solomon restored under this Prince —He continues the Royal Residence in Shoa—Tecla Haimanout dies—Reasons for the Fabrication of the supposed Nicene Canon, P. 1
Quick Succession of Princes—Memoirs of these Reigns deficient, 4
Licentious beginning of this King's Reign—His rigorous Conduct with the Monks of Debra Libanos—His Mahometan Subjects Rebel—Mara and Adel declare War—Are defeated in several Battles, and submit, P. 5
This Prince enjoys a peaceable Reign—Protects the Patriarch of Cophts at Cairo from the Persecution of the Soldan 60
Memoirs of this and the following Reign defective. 62
Memoirs of this Reign, though held in great Esteem in Abyssinia, defective, probably mutilated by the Ecclesiastics, 64
No Annals of this, nor the four following Reigns. 65
ANDREAS I. OR AMDA SION.
TECLA MARIAM, OR HASEB NANYA.
Sends Ambassadors from Jerusalem to the Council of Florence - Visit - Entry of the Roman Catholics into Abyssinia and Dispute about Religion — King persecutes the Remnants of Sabaism and Idolatry — Mahometan Provinces rebel and are subdued — The King dies 68
Revives the Banishment of Princes to the Mountain — War with Adel — Death of the King — Attempts by Portugal to discover Abyssinia and the Indies, 78
ISCANDER, OR ALEXANDER.
Iscander declares War with Adel — Good Conduct of the King — Betrayed and Murdered by Za Saluce, 114
Wise Conduct of the King — Prepares for a War with the Moor — Concludes an Honourable Peace with Adel 120
David, an Infant succeeds — Queen sends Matthew Ambassador to Portugal — David takes the field — Defeat of the Moors — Arrival of an Embassy from Portugal — Disastrous War with Adel, P. 124
CLAUDIUS, or ATZENAF SEGUED.
Prosperous Beginning of Claudius's Reign — Christopher de Gama lands in Abyssinia — Prevented by the Rainy Season from joining the King — Battle of Ainal — Battle of Offalo — Christopher de Gama Slain — Battle of Isaacs Bet — Moors defeated and their general Slain — Abyssinian Army defeated — Claudius Slain — Remarkable Behaviour of Nur, Governor of Zeyla General of the Moors, 173
MENAS, or ADAMAS SEGUED.
Baharnogash rebels, proclaims Tascar King — Defeated by the King — Cedes Dobarwa to the Turks, and makes a League with the Basha of Masuah 206
SERTZA DENGHEL, or MELEC SEGUED.
King crowned at Axum — Abyssinia invaded by the Galla — Account of that People — The King defeats the Army of Adel— Beats the Falasha, and kills their King — Battle of the Mareb — Basha slain, and Turks expelled from Dobarwa — King is poisoned — Names Za Denghel his Successor, 214
Za Denghel dethroned - Jacob a Minor succeeds - Za Denghel is Restored - Banishes Jacob to Narea — Converted to the Romish Religion — Battle of Bartcho and Death of the King, P. 238
Makes Proposals to Socinios, which are rejected - Takes the Field — Bad Conduct and Defeat of Za Selasse - Battle of Debra Zeit - Jacob defeated and Slain 252
SOCINIOS OR MELEC SEGUED.
Socinios embraces the Romish Religion — War with Sennaar — With the Shepherds — Violent Conduct of the Romish Patriarch — Lasta rebels — Defeated at Wainadega — Socinios restores the Alexandrian Religion — Resigns his Crown to his Eldest Son 262
Continuation of the annals, from the death of socinios, till my arrival in abyssinia.
FACILIDAS OR SULTAN SEGUED,
The Patriarch and Missionaries are Banished — Seek the Protection of a Rebel - Delivered up to the King, and sent to Masuah — Prince
Claudius rebels — Sent to Wechne - Death and Character of the King, P. 401
HANNES I. OR ŒLAFE SEGUED.
Bigotry of the King - Disgusts his Son Yasous, who flees from Gondar 423
Brilliant Expedition of the King to Wechne — Various Campaigns against the Agows and Galla - Comet appears — Expedition against Zeegam and the Eastern Shangalla — Poncet's Journey — Marat's Embassy — Du Roule's Embassy — Du Roule murdered at Sennaar — The King is assassinated, 425
TECLA HAIMANOUT I
Writes in Favour of Du Roule — Defeats the Rebels — Is Assassinated while Hunting, 517
Difficulties with his Brother's Assassins - Execution of the Regicides — Rebellion and Death of Tigi, 533
Usurps the Crown — Addicted to Hunting — Account of the Shangalla - Active and Bloody Reign — Entertains Catholic Priests privately Falls sick and dies, but how, uncertain, 538
Convocation of the Clergy — Catholic Priests executed — A Second Convocation — Clergy insult the King — His severe Punishment — King dies of Poison P. 577
Bloody Reign — Exterminates the Conspirators — Counterfeits Death - Becomes very Popular 595
YASOUS II. or ADIAM SEGUED.
Rebellion in the Beginning of this Reign — King addicted to hunting — To building, and the Arts of Peace — Attacks Sennaar — Loses his Army — Takes Samayat — Receives Baady King of Sennaar under his Protection 608
This Prince a favorer of the Galla his Relations — Great dissentions on bringing them to Court — War of Begemder — Ras Michael brought to Gondar — Defeats Ayo — Mariam Barea refuses to be accessary to his Death — King favours Waragna Fasil — Battle of Azazo — King Assassinated in his Palace 660
Hannes, Brother to Bacuffa, chosen King - Is brought from Wechne - Crowned at Gondar — His horrid Behaviour — Refuses to march against Fasil — Is poisoned by Order of Ras Michael, 707
TECLA HAIMANOUT II.
Succeeds his Father Hannes — His Character and prudent Behaviour — Cultivates Michael's Friendship — Marches willingly against Fasil — Defeats him at Fagitta — Description of that Battle 709