This is a unique and detailed first-hand account of Ethiopia in 1896-98 includes 78 photographs taken in Ethiopia at the time. It recounts the adventures and observations of a Russian officer with remarkable understanding for the many varied people who lived there and keen insight into their destiny. Originally published in 1900. According to a review in "Old Africa": "Despite its bland title, this is the most important book on the history of eastern Africa to have been published for a century. And it was written over a century ago!" According to Wikipedia: "Alexander Ksaverievich Bulatovich tonsured Father Antony 26 September 1870 - 5 December 1919) was a Russian military officer, explorer of Africa, writer, hieromonk and the leader of imiaslavie movement in Eastern Orthodox Christianity." This edition includes all the illustrations, diagrams and maps from the original edition.