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The Ethiopians: A History

The Ethiopians A History The book opens with a review of Ethiopian prehistory showing how the Ethiopian section of the African Rift Valley has come to be seen as the cradle of humanity

  • Title: The Ethiopians: A History
  • Author: Richard Pankhurst
  • ISBN: 9780631224938
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • The book opens with a review of Ethiopian prehistory, showing how the Ethiopian section of the African Rift Valley has come to be seen as the cradle of humanity.

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    1. I've read a few of these books now, these moderately sized (~300 pages) histories of individual countries. I enjoyed reading this one, but it deserved its lowly 2 star rating. For one, the book doesn't seem to have been proofread. There are numerous grammar and spelling mistakes, and the syntax is unpolished and awkward. Beyond that, the author frequently jumps around chronologically, describing a period of history only to later return to an earlier time. Finally, it seems the author greatly ove [...]

    2. Finally, I found a decent one-volume history of Ethiopia! I'm still puzzled by how difficult a task that was, because Ethiopia has one of the richest, most interesting histories of any country in the world. Anyway, this isn't a great book by any means, but it gives a reasonably complete and comprehensible history of the region within a manageable 300 pages. As is typical of such historical works, much of the color has been drained out of the stories, but at least some of the drama was left in so [...]

    3. A good introduction to the history of this country, though I can easily envisage a very ambitious author writing a more poignant general history of Ethiopia.I read this primarily for the ancient and medieval history. Very useful bibliography for further reading.

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