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Reference works on the Horn of Africa

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica. 5 volumes. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag:

  • vol. 1: edited by S. Uhlig, 2003
  • vol. 2: edited by S. Uhlig, 2005
  • vol. 3: edited by S. Uhlig, 2007
  • vol. 4: edited by S. Uhlig in cooperation with A. Bausi, 2010
  • vol. 5: edited by A. Bausi in cooperation with S. Uhlig, 2014

Uhlig, Siegbert et al., eds. (2017). Ethiopia: History, Culture and Challenges. Münster etc.: Lit Verlag; East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press. [General readership compendium based on the Encyclopaedia Aethiopica; Google Books]

Bahru Zewde (2001). A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991 (Eastern African Studies). 2nd edition. Oxford: James Currey; Athens: Ohio Univ. Press; Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Press. [Google Books]

Marcus, Harold G. (2002). A History of Ethiopia. Updated edition. Berkeley etc.: University of California Press. [Google Books]

Prunier, Gérard and Éloi Ficquet, eds. (2015). Understanding Ethiopia [monarchy, revolution and the legacy of Meles Zenawi]. London: Hurst & Company. [Google Books]

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Boylston, Tom (2018). The Stranger at the Feast: Prohibition and Mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Community (The Anthropology of Christianity, 23). Oakland: University of California Press. [Online version]

Forslund, Eskil (1993). The Word of God in Ethiopian Tongues: Rhetorical Features in the Preaching of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Uppsala: The Swedish Institute for Missionary Research.

Mohammed Girma (2012). Understanding Religion and Social Change in Ethiopia: Toward a Hermeneutic of Covenant. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. [Google Books]

Sanneh, Lamin (2015). Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. Revised and expanded edition (American Society of Missiology Series, 42). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. [Google Books]