The Ethiopians: A History

Paperback | February 14, 2001

byRichard Pankhurst

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The book opens with a review of Ethiopian prehistory, showing how the Ethiopian section of the African Rift Valley has come to be seen as the "cradle of humanity".

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The book opens with a review of Ethiopian prehistory, showing how the Ethiopian section of the African Rift Valley has come to be seen as the "cradle of humanity".

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This is a history of the Ethiopians from pre-history to the present day. Drawing on research in archeology, anthropology, linguistics and on recent historiography, the book charts the development of Ethiopian peoples and their society, placing emphasis on the African origins of Ethiopian civilization. The book opens with a review of Ethiopian prehistory, showing how the Ethiopian section of the Af...

Richard Pankhurst who has lived in Ethiopia for over thirty years, is Professor at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa. His most recent books include A History of Ethiopian Towns from the Middle Ages to the Early Nineteenth Century (1982) and A Social History of Ethiopia (1990), and History of the Ethiopian Borderlands: Essays in Regional History (1997).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.1 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:February 14, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0631224939

ISBN - 13:9780631224938

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Series Editor's Preface.

Table of Dates.

Maps.

1. Prehistory and Geography.

2. Punt, Pharaohs and Ptolemies, the Aksumite Kingdom, and the Coming of Christianity.

3. The Zagwé Dynasty, Lalibala Churches, and Solomonic 'Restoration'.

4. Life in the Middle Ages, Contacts with Muslim Neighbours and Far-off Christians.

5. Ahmad ibn Ibrahim, Oromo Migration, and Ottoman Seizure of Massawa.

6. The Move of Capital North-West, and the Roman Catholic Interlude.

7. The Rise and Fall of Gondar.

8. The Early Nineteenth-Century, and the Advent of Téwodros II.

9. Yohannes, Menilek, and the European Powers.

10. Beginnings of Modernisation, Menilek, Iyasu, Zawditu, and Haile Sellassie.

11. Invasion, Occupation, and Liberation.

12. Restoration and Revolution.

Bibliography.

Index.