Africa In Focus: Ethiopia, 1st Edition

  • Paulos Milkias
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  • ISBN-10: 1598842587
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842586
  • DDC: 963
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 405 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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ETHIOPIA is an exhaustive 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Geography.
2: History.
3: Government and Politics.
4: Economy.
5: Society.
6: Religion and Thought.
7: Social Classes and Ethnicity.
8: Women and Marriage.
9: Education.
10: Culture.
11: Language.
12: Etiquette.
13: Literature.
14: Art, Architecture, and Craft.
15: Music.
16: Food.
17: Sports and Leisure.
18: Popular Culture.
19: Contemporary Issues.
Facts and Figures.
Holiday Chart.
Country-Related Organizations.
Annotated Bibliography of Ethiopia.
Thematic Index.