In the Kingdoms of Old Abyssinia

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This travelogue recounts a journey through the northern uplands of Ethiopia reliving the history of the ancient Abyssinian kingdoms of Axum, Gondar, Lalibela and Addis Ababa. It takes the reader back to Biblical times and right up to recent modern-day events. It explains the origin of the unique form of Christianity practised there, the culture of the country and wonderful art works its artists have generated. It recounts the impact it has had on such writers as Samuel Johnson, Coleridge,Arthur Rimbeau Arthur Rimbaud, Evelyn Waugh and Ryszard Kapuscinski and other Europeans visitors to the country including the remarkable James Bruce. It's the source of the Blue Nile and home to some of the most remarkable mountains in the world. There is no up to date travel book on Ethiopia and this is the book to read if you are thinking of going there. It is an undiscovered, wonderful and beautiful country. Go there.
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  • By David Griffin
    Dec 5, 2017
    By coincidence, I visited Ethiopia and several of the places described by the author in 2010. What a shame I did not have a copy of his Review at that time . This meticulously researched and highly readable volume makes a perfect companion for the curious visitor who wants to understand something of the 'backstory' to remarkable places and artefacts .. the highlights of the wonderful Northern historical circuit. Tom's review is highly recommended .
  • By Michael F Miniter
    Nov 18, 2017
    Excellent book. It’s not merely a travel guide to Ethiopia but also a stimulating history of the Ethiopian people and their leaders dating back to the Queen of Sheba. The description of the author’s journey from home to Addis Ababa and across Northern Ethiopia is fascinating and makes fantastic reading. I strongly recommend this book to those interested in travel and also those with an interest in history.
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