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Ethiopia, the Unknown Land

A Cultural and Historical Guide

by (photographer) Pamela Taor

by (author) Stuart Munro-Hay

I. B. Tauris
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
General, Essays & Travelogues, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
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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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Contributor Notes

Stuart Munro-Hayis 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.

Editorial Reviews

“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