Ethiopia

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Social Science - 544 pages

Ethiopia is a comprehensive treatment of this ancient country's history coupled with an exploration of the nation today. Arranged by broad topics, the book provides an overview of Ethiopia's physical and human geography, its history, its system of government, and the present economic situation.

But the book also presents a picture of contemporary society and culture and of the Ethiopian people. It also discusses art, music, and cinema; class; gender; ethnicity; and education, as well as the language, food, and etiquette of the country. Readers will learn such fascinating details as the fact that coffee was first domesticated in Ethiopia more than 10,000 years ago and that modern Ethiopia comprises 77 different ethnic groups with their own distinct languages.

 

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Contents

1 GEOGRAPHY
1
2 HISTORY
29
3 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
79
4 ECONOMY
115
5 SOCIETY
169
6 CULTURE
257
7 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
399
Glossary
425
Facts and Figures
433
Holiday Chart
449
CountryRelated Organizations
451
Annotated Bibliography of Ethiopia
497
Thematic Index
509
Index
529
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About the author (2011)

Paulos Milkias, PhD, is associate editor of Horn of Africa journal and has taught humanities and political science at Marianopolis College, Westmount, Canada, and at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, for over two decades.

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