The Ethiopians: A History
February 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Maps.
Series Editor's Preface.
Table of Dates.
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.
- The first complete, scholarly account of the Ethiopian peoples from pre-history to the present.
- Combines insights from archaeology and history.
- Examines impact of external influences on political, social and cultural experience of Ethiopian peoples.
- Sets developments within the context of Africa as a whole.
"Richard Pankhurst's contribution to The Peoples of
Africa series will be a useful tool for students and general
readers who are new to Ethiopian history." Bulletin of the
School of Oriental and African Studies
"The Ethiopians makes an excellent introduction to the
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"... excellent, based on current scholarship, factual and replete with the type of generalizations necessary for a good tertiary study." Journal of African History