Ethiopia

Ethiopia converted to Christianity centuries before Europe did. And it is mentioned in the Bible many times. The book also covers Eritrea - its people, history and culture - but not in as much detail as it does Ethiopia.

Ethiopia

This book is a general survey of Ethiopia as a country and its people. It focuses on many subjects about Ethiopia's history, geography, politics and the diverse cultures of its people who collectively constitute one of the most fascinating countries in the history of Africa and of the entire world. It starts from the beginning when foundations were laid for what was later to become the country of Ethiopia which is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Ethiopia also has the distinction of being the oldest Christian nation in Africa and one of the three oldest Christian countries in the world after Georgia and Armenia. Ethiopia converted to Christianity centuries before Europe did. And it is mentioned in the Bible many times. The book also covers Eritrea - its people, history and culture - but not in as much detail as it does Ethiopia. Still, the information about Eritrea is enough to serve as a simple and general introduction to the country. But the main focus of the book is on Ethiopia.

Ethiopia the Land Its People History and Culture

Samon was land the government had granted to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in perpetuity. Traditionally, the church had claimed about one-third of Ethiopia's land; however, actual ownership probably never reached this figure.

Ethiopia  the Land  Its People  History and Culture

This book is a general survey of Ethiopia as a country and its people. It focuses on many subjects about Ethiopia's history, geography, politics and the diverse cultures of its people who collectively constitute one of the most fascinating countries in the history of Africa and of the entire world. It starts from the beginning when foundations were laid for what was later to become the country of Ethiopia which is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Ethiopia also has the distinction of being the oldest Christian nation in Africa and one of the three oldest Christian countries in the world after Georgia and Armenia. Ethiopia converted to Christianity centuries before Europe did. And it is mentioned in the Bible many times. The book also covers Eritrea - its people, history and culture - but not in as much detail as it does Ethiopia. Still, the information about Eritrea is enough to serve as a simple and general introduction to the country. But the main focus of the book is on Ethiopia.

Peace Corps and Citizen Diplomacy

Bernard Waites, South Asia and Africa After Independence: Post-colonialism in Historical Perspective (New York: ... Yohannes K. Mekonnen, Ed., Ethiopia: The Land, Its People, History and Culture (Dar es Salaam: New Africa Press, ...

Peace Corps and Citizen Diplomacy

For over 50 years, more than 225,000 Peace Corps volunteers have been placed in over 140 countries around the world, with the goals of helping the recipient countries need for trained men and women, to promote a better understanding of Americans for the foreign nationals, and to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. The Peace Corps program, proposed during a 2 a.m. campaign stop on October 14, 1960 by America's Camelot, was part idealism, part belief that the United States could help Global South countries becoming independent. At the height of the Cold War, the US and USSR were racing each other to the moon, missiles in Turkey and in Cuba and walls in Berlin consumed the archrivals; sending American graduates to remote villages seemed ill-informed. Kennedy's Kiddie Korps was derided as ineffectual, the volunteers accused of being CIA spies, and often, their work made no sense to locals. The program would fall victim to the vagaries of global geopolitics: in Peru, Yawar Malku (Blood of the Condor), depicting American activities in the country, led to volunteers being bundled out unceremoniously; in Tanzania, they were excluded over Tanzania’s objection to the Vietnam War. Despite these challenges, the Peace Corps program shaped newly independent countries in significant ways: in Ethiopia they constituted half the secondary school teachers in 1961, in Tanzania they helped survey and build roads, in Ghana and Nigeria they were integral in the education systems, alongside other programs. Even in the Philippines, formerly a U.S. colony, Peace Corps volunteers were welcomed. Aside from these outcomes, the program had a foreign policy component, advancing U.S. interests in the recipient countries. Data shows that countries receiving volunteers demonstrated congruence in foreign policy preferences with the U.S., shown by voting behavior at the United Nations, a forum where countries’ actions and preferences and signaling is evident. Volunteer-recipient countries particularly voted with the U.S. on Key Votes. Thus, Peace Corps volunteers who function as citizen diplomats, helped countries shape their foreign policy towards the U.S., demonstrating the viability of soft power in international relations.

Ethiopia

In this book 85 specialists from 15 countries write about the land of our fossil ancestor `Lucy', about its rock-hewn churches and national parks, about the coexistence of Christians and Muslims, and about strange cultures, but also about ...

Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA is a compendium on Ethiopia and Northeast Africa for travellers, students, businessmen, people interested in Africa, policymakers and organisations. In this book 85 specialists from 15 countries write about the land of our fossil ancestor `Lucy', about its rock-hewn churches and national parks, about the coexistence of Christians and Muslims, and about strange cultures, but also about contemporary developments and major challenges to the region. Across ten chapters they describe the land and people, its history, cultures, religions, society and politics, as well as recent issues and unique destinations, documented with tables, maps, further reading suggestions and photos.

Did They Rest in Peace

courts tried to sort out the circumstances of his death. On November 5, 2000, the former emperor was given an imperial-style funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. ... Ethiopia: The Land, Its People, History and Culture.

Did They Rest in Peace

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. By what miracle can an assortment of seemingly unrelated particles come together and correctly assemble to form a human being? Amazingly, once aggregated, these atoms, molecules, and compounds manage to interact reasonably coherently during our lives but seek to return to their dusty state when death occurs. Of the billions of our species who have existed on earth over the millennia, most have quietly and inexorably returned to ashes and dust when their term of life expired. This book tracks some of the misadventures of selected corpses, including burials that went awry to body snatching, exhumations, human-relic collection, and assorted desecrations. Over the years, it seems that a remarkable number of bodies have failed to enjoy the admonition to “Rest in Peace.” Whether these aberrations in the burial process have disturbed the afterlife of the departed, everyone is dying to discover the answer.

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology Weights and Measures

Ethiopia: The Land, Its people, History and Culture. New Africa Press, 2013. Melaragno, Michele G. Quantification in Science: The VNR Dictionary of Engineering Units and Measures. CRC Press, 1991. Melander, K[urt] R[einhold].

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology  Weights  and Measures

This third volume of Gyllenbok's encyclopaedia of historical metrology comprises the second part of the compendium of measurement systems and currencies of all sovereign states of the modern World (J-Z). Units of measurement are of vital importance in every civilization through history. Since the early ages, man has through necessity devised various measures to assist him in everyday life. They have enabled and continue to enable us to trade in commonly and equitably understood amounts, and to investigate, understand, and control the chemical, physical, and biological processes of the natural world. The encyclopeadia will be of use not only to historians of science and technology, but also to economic and social historians and should be in every major academic and national library as standard reference work on the topic.

Liberia

The Land, Its People, History and Culture Frank Sherman. The interior is sparsely populated. ... During that period, Liberia and Ethiopia were the only independent countries on the continent. Ethiopia was never colonised except for a ...

Liberia

This work is a general introduction to Liberia. It is comprehensive in scope covering a wide range of subjects from a historical and contemporary perspective. It is intended for members of the general public. But some members of the academic community may also find this work to be useful in their fields. Subjects covered include an overview of the country and its geography including all the regions - known as counties - and the different ethnic groups who live there. The work is also a historical study of Liberia since the founding of the country by freed black American slaves. One of the subjects covered in the book is the conflicts - including wars - the new black American settlers had with the indigenous people. The freed slaves who, together with their descendants, came to be known as Americo-Liberians, dominated the country and excluded the indigenous people from the government and other areas of national life for almost 160 years until the Americo-Liberian rulers were overthrown in a military coup in 1980. It was one of the bloodiest military coups in modern African history. The soldiers who overthrew the government were members of native tribes and were hailed as liberators by the indigenous people who had been dominated and had suffered discrimination at the hands of Americo-Liberians throughout the nation's history. Some of them were even sold into slavery in Panama by the Americo-Liberian rulers in the 1930s, prompting an investigation of the labour scandal by the League of Nations. Others were forced to work on various projects within Liberia itself and became virtual slaves in their own country. Americo-Liberians saw the natives as inferior to them and treated them that way. The mistreatment of the members of native tribes by the Americo-Liberians was one of the main reasons native soldiers of the Liberian army decided to overthrow the government. The book also covers the Liberian civil war which destroyed the country in the 1990s and early 2000s, a conflict which also had historical roots. The conflict is attributed to the inequalities between Americo-Liberians and the indigenous people which existed throughout the nation's history. But its immediate cause was the brutalities Liberians suffered under the military rulers who overthrew the Americo-Liberian-dominated government. Another major subject covered in the book is the ethnic composition of Liberia. The work looks at all the ethnic groups in the country and their home regions - counties - as well as their cultures, providing a comprehensive picture of life in contemporary times in Africa's oldest republic. The national culture of Liberia in general is also another subject addressed in the book. The author has also addressed another very important subject: indigenous forms of writing invented by the members of different tribes or ethnic groups in Liberia. The indigenous scripts are a major contribution to civilisation and Liberia stands out among all the countries on the African continent as the country which has the largest number of these forms of writing. People going to Liberia for the first time, and anybody else who wants to learn about this African country, may find this work to be useful.

Grandma s Humongous Suitcase

Even though this is Elsi Abebe's first children's book, it reads as if she has done it many more times as the stories she told her own two children.

Grandma s Humongous Suitcase

"Elsi Abebe's Grandma's Humongous Suitcase is a wonderful story which reminded me very fondly and even sadly about my grandmothers, my paternal and maternal grandmas. Fondly because of how much I loved sitting at the bottom of their feet and listening to their stories; which I sucked in and absorbed like a sponge. Sadly because I have so many questions still, To ask them NOW, but they are gone. Children, those lucky enough to still have their grandmas, should love and appreciate them, find time to spend with them and ask them lots of questions, your family's history and culture, and I promise you, out of 'Grandma's big suitcase', lots of wisdom that you will remember years later when YOU too are grandmas. I recommend this wonderful book strongly."Her Excellency Ambassador Konji Sebati (former South African Ambassador to Switzerland and France.)"Grandma's Humongous Suitcase is a heart warming children's story book that you can read to your kids. Elsi has figured out a way to educate children and adult alike about the rich history of Ethiopia through the eyes of a precocious young Ethiopian American girl.In this easy to read account of the universal bond between grandparents and grandchildren, Elsi has managed to weave together a tale of love, pride and history that is flavored in humor. I for one look forward to reading about 'Konjo's' time with grandma during their summer break!"Dr.Ebba K. EbbaPediatrician" Grandma's Humongous Suitcase is a very well written story that introduces children To The land that their parents came from or To The country that they were born.As every item in the suitcase connects the children with their own history and culture, The tale also shows the love and affection that connects grandparents to their grandchildren. Even though this is Elsi Abebe's first children's book, it reads as if she has done it many more times as the stories she told her own two children."Elias WondimuPublisher/Social Activist"Grandma's Humongous Suitcase, Is a beautiful story which makes kids born from Ethiopian parents to be proud of being of Ethiopian descent. it tells why Ethiopian and Ethiopian-American children should love and appreciate Ethiopia, her history and culture. Indeed out of the big suitcase of grandma come out nice things which excite children in general. Elsi Abebe, being a mother herself, knows things which enchant kids. She describes them in a simple and understandable language. This book will be educational and entertaining to many children. I commend it strongly."Fikre Tolossa, Ph. D.Poet-playwright" When I was a child living in Ethiopia and visiting in the United States, I found that American teachers and students--and my own relatives and new friends--knew almost nothing about the beautiful country where I'd lived since I was two years old. How sad! I want everyone to read and share 'Grandma's Humongous Suitcase' so that people on many continents will understand more about the culture and traditions of Ethiopia."Jane Kurtz is an award-winning children's book author of thirty books, including Fire on the Mountain, Faraway Home, Saba: Under the Hyena's Foot, and Trouble"I really enjoyed reading 'Grandma's Humongous Suitcase' by Elsi Abebe. I read many stories to children at the Stanley British Primary School. They will love this story. it depicts how important it is for children who are brought up in a different country from their parents to understand their own family culture and be proud of their heritage. My husband and I brought our four children to U.S.A. from England, when they were small. Grandma's rare visit was vitally important."Carolyn HambidgeFounder of Stanley British Primary School

thiopien Ethiopia

Kuls, W.: Bevölkerung, Siedlung und Landwirtschaft im Hochland von Godjam (Nordäthiopien). Frankf. Geogr. H. 39, 1963. ... Lipsky, G. A., Blanchard, W., Hirsch, A. M., Maday, B. C.: Ethiopia, its people, its society, its culture.

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Understanding Somalia and Somaliland

Ioan Lewis details the history and culture of the Somali people, providing a unique window into this little-known culture and its increasingly public predicaments.

Understanding Somalia and Somaliland

Ioan Lewis details the history and culture of the Somali people, providing a unique window into this little-known culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into the complex social, historical, and cultural hinterland that is the Somali heritage and pays close attention to the pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its extremely decentralized nature. Lewis also addresses developments in the Somali political region since the collapse of the Republic in 1991, including the formation and steady development of the democratic state of Somaliland. Though it has grown into a de facto personality, this self-governing outpost of democracy is still officially unrecognized internationally. Lewis concludes with a discussion of the Islamist movement that brought a brief but astonishing period of stability to much of Southern Somalia in late 2006.

Ethiopia Photographed

The people, terrain, buildings and rulers of Ethiopia - such as Emperor Melenik, Lej Iyasu and Emperor Haile Selassie - make it a highly photogenic country, as this lavishly illustrated book reveals.

Ethiopia Photographed

Following the very successful Ethiopia Engraved, an illustrated book of engravings by foreign travellers from 1681 to 1900, Ethiopia Photographed covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers of Ethiopia - such as Emperor Melenik, Lej Iyasu and Emperor Haile Selassie - make it a highly photogenic country, as this lavishly illustrated book reveals. Situated in lofty, often inaccessible mountains between the Red Sea and the Blue Nile, and extending far into the Horn of Africa, it is a complex and mysterious country which as always exercised an extraordinary fascination for the outside world. The book begins with an introduction which gives a brief history of Ethiopia in this period, and describes the role of photography at this time. The richly captured images of Ethiopia Photographed bear witness to many personalities and places not previously seen and, in many cases, now lost for all time but for the photogenic memories recorded here.

Ethiopia Culture Smart

Modern democracy, however, has understandably been slower to bloom given the strong historical antecedents of its monarchy. Culture Smart! Ethiopia unpacks the values, attitudes, and traditions of this culturally rich nation.

Ethiopia   Culture Smart

Set in Africa, but not wholly African, Ethiopia exists simultaneously in different time periods. Culture Smart! Ethiopia unpacks the values, attitudes, and traditions of this culturally rich nation. Etiquette in daily life, socializing, and communicating are all helpfully described, and advice is given to on how make the most of a visit. Above all, it provides the tools to do so in a considerate and sensitive manner.

The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant

Then, the story goes, it came to Ethiopia of its own choice with the half-Ethiopian, half-Jewish son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Are the legends true? Or is this story a monumental deception?

The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant

From ancient texts to local stories, from the Bible to the writings of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Jesuits, this book traces the extraordinary legend of Ethiopia's Ark. It scrutinises various mentions of the Ark in Ethiopian records and tests various theories before reaching the conclusion.

Culture and Customs of Ethiopia

An ideal resource for anyone interested in learning about Ethiopia, this accessible, single-volume work provides all-encompassing and up-to-date coverage of the ancient and diverse cultures of Africa's second-most populated nation.

Culture and Customs of Ethiopia

An ideal resource for anyone interested in learning about Ethiopia, this accessible, single-volume work provides all-encompassing and up-to-date coverage of the ancient and diverse cultures of Africa's second-most populated nation. • Presents comprehensive, current coverage of Ethiopia that includes the latest archaeological findings and socio-economic and political developments as well as previously overlooked topics such as gender, slavery, and migration • Addresses the major famines in Ethiopia in the 1980s that led to the deaths of thousands of people and served as the reason many Westerners first became aware of this African nation • Describes all of the major ethnic groups of Ethiopia, including the Afar, Amhara, Oromo, Sidamo, Somalis, and Tigray

Ethiopia

A general account of Ethiopia and its people which briefly covers the land , people , history , government , economic resources , and social and cultural life . The book is of interest because it is written by an Ethiopian offering the ...

Ethiopia

An annotated bibliography of some 600 resources on aspects of the country including history and prehistory, archaeology, politics, famine, travel, language, and foreign policy. Includes sections listing journals and conference proceedings, bibliographies and reference works, and dissertations and theses, plus a chronology, a list of rulers, and an introduction outlining the country's history. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Ethiopia

While the world taps its feet, Ethiopia breakdances with its shoulders. This is an uplifting, inspirational country which confounds expectations.

Ethiopia

While the world taps its feet, Ethiopia breakdances with its shoulders. This is an uplifting, inspirational country which confounds expectations. It’s no featureless desert but a land of majestic landscapes surrounding a vast, fertile plateau. The rock-hewn churches in its medieval capital, Lalibela, are regarded by many as the eighth wonder of the world. Its people are welcoming, proud and besotted by their own culture and history. Bradt’s Ethiopia is the most thorough guide available to this country rich in culture, history and dramatic scenery, and has been highly praised by both travel press and readers. ‘Thorough and reassuring, it provides all the practical and background information to make readers leap from their armchairs and visit this vast, magical country’ The Daily Telegraph (UK)

Ethiopian Journal of African Studies

the Ethiopian people and their culture during the late eighteenth cenndry . ... Pankhurst's economic history is valuable for its history of the laws governing land tenure by the Church , by the State , and by the peasant Ethiopian ...

Ethiopian Journal of African Studies

With special emphasis on the Horn of Africa.

Negus

Written by the author of the ever-popular Kebra,Nagast (The Glory of Kings), this new work,investigates the life, culture and history of,Ethiopia and its people.

Negus

Written by the author of the ever-popular Kebra,Nagast (The Glory of Kings), this new work,investigates the life, culture and history of,Ethiopia and its people.