|Forlag||Taylor and Francis|
|Emne||20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; African history; Anthropology; Ethiopia; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Photographs: collections; Social & cultural history; c 1800 to c 1900; c 1900 - c 1914; c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1); c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period)|
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Om Ethiopia Photographed
Following the very successful Ethiopia Engraved, an illustrated book of engravings by foreign travellers from 1681 to 1900, Ethiopia Photographed covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers of Ethiopia - such as Emperor Melenik, Lej Iyasu and Emperor Haile Selassie - make it a highly photogenic country, as this lavishly illustrated book reveals.Situated in lofty, often inaccessible mountains between the Red Sea and the Blue Nile, and extending far into the Horn of Africa, it is a complex and mysterious country which as always exercised an extraordinary fascination for the outside world. The book begins with an introduction which gives a brief history of Ethiopia in this period, and describes the role of photography at this time. The richly captured images of Ethiopia Photographed bear witness to many personalities and places not previously seen and, in many cases, now lost for all time but for the photogenic memories recorded here.