chapter  7
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Jacques Faitlovitch

Menelik, the King of Shoa. The new emperor had already shown that he was a strong and enterprising ruler and his accession heralded many important developments. His empress, a woman of strong character, called Taitu, who, like her husband, belonged to the Solomonic line, was said, according to Faitlovitch,l to be a .descendant of the Falasha royal family of Gideon.