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Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide
     

Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide

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by Stuart Munro-Hay
 

A result of a lifetime’s study of the mysterious country, this book is the first truly comprehensive work on the monuments and art of Ethiopia, as well as a literary companion to its land and history. Stuart Munro-Hay provides a valuable guide to the country’s architecture, geography, peoples, art, and history which covers all the major sites of the

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A result of a lifetime’s study of the mysterious country, this book is the first truly comprehensive work on the monuments and art of Ethiopia, as well as a literary companion to its land and history. Stuart Munro-Hay provides a valuable guide to the country’s architecture, geography, peoples, art, and history which covers all the major sites of the land from ancient times to the present.

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"Dr. Munro-Hay is a scholar of distinction. His work, always readable, delves deeply into all aspects of Ethiopia’s ancient history. It can be read with profit alike by the scholar, the ‘ordinary reader,’ and the tourist intent on unraveling the mysteries of the beautiful Ethiopian wonderland." —Richard Pankhurst, Director Emeritus, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa
"Munro Hay is one of the foremost academic authorities of the region's history and culture..."—African Business
"This is a highly interesting book, providing a valuable and up-to-date account of the state of knowledge concerning all the major sites of the country." —Dr. Patrick Gilkes, journalist and author of A Modern History of Ethiopia
Richard Pankhurst
Dr. Munro-Hay is a scholar of distinction. His work,always readable,delves deeply into all aspects of Ethiopia's ancient history.
Addis Ababa
Patrick Gilkes
This is a highly interesting book,providing a valuable and up-to-date account of the state of knowledge concerning all the major sites of the country.
Library Journal
Munro-Hay (Aksum: An African Civilization of Late Antiquity; Ethiopia and Alexandria) is a leading Western authority on Ethiopian history and culture. In his latest book, he fills an existing void by providing a much-needed comprehensive guide to the history, culture, and art of that ancient and mythical African nation. Regions, historic sites, monuments, and various religious and cultural treasures are introduced with background histories that clarify their place and reinforce their significance in Ethiopian history and life. Such information, a wealthy resource for any historian, may also be used by travelers to the region. The balance between popular and academic is masterfully achieved through a personable style that does not sacrifice the required rigors of historical research even as it remains entertaining throughout. An exciting and informative reading for larger public library audiences, this book also musters enough intellectual authority and historical detail to earn it a place on the shelves of any academic library as well. Edward K. Owusu-Ansah, CUNY Coll. of Staten Island Lib., New York Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647444
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.54(d)

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Stuart Munro-Hay is among the foremost Western authorities on Ethiopian history and culture. He has participated in archaeological expeditions there, and made frequent research visits to different areas of the country.

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Ethiopia, the Unknown Land: A Cultural and Historical Guide 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Appreciate the B&N website and the ease in ordering. This book was sent as a gift and hope the recipient enjoys every page.