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Publisher's Summary

This rich culture of East Africa, known in the Bible as Abyssinia, claims descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Under a Marxist regime, however, this ancient people has suffered from famine and genocide. This presentation chronicles the heartbreak of Ethiopia, which mirrors many of the crises besieging the third-world countries of Africa.

The World's Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world's most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today's headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.

Don't miss other titles in the World's Political Hot Spots series.
©1992 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1992 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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Attempts at accents are cheesy and racist

All quotes are read in unnessasary, cheesy and often racist caricature accents. Give it a rest.

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Short but sweet

Narrators have a funny accent when speaking in the Italian language. Also wish that the book covered more ancient history. Still a great read though.

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offensive

Very racist voice-over narratives, very offensive to people in Ethiopia, Somalia and other countries and continents that were referenced in this audible.

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Very interesting and often little known history

This piece delves into the history of one of the most important and influential but little known parts of the world. In its efforts to be brief but comprehensive it glosses over some of the deeper contextual details that would have helped the reader understand the periods in question and the reader makes the occasional pronunciation error (more so than other entries in the series) but I consider this a highly worthwhile intro to Ethiopian culture and history, with an easily digestible runtime and a wide range of topics. A must for anyone hoping to better understand Africa today.

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Partial version of ethiopian history

This book narrates ethiopian history from perspective of northern Ethiopia Christian(Amhara and Tigrian) kingdoms and European colonizers. It bashed and put under rug the rest of ethiopians(muslims, pagans, non Amhara and Tigrian) history or perspective.

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Short yet enjoyable

Just enough detail to tantalize the listener. A good place to start if the subject interests you.

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Great info

loved the history lesson not taught in classroom. Colonization was so cruel but to not get colonized is a feat.

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  • Asbjørn
  • 11-01-14

Solid Orientalist Quack!

It is a shame that this kind of claptrap is available on Audible.

It is completely lacking in historic method. It is a bigoted, religiously biased collection of half truths about Ethiopia as viewed from a solid orientalist quack.

If the work of Wendy McElroy on the other 13 titles listed under her name is as bad as this it is an offense for Audible to be publishing them.

Please remove this audiobook!

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  • Jammin042
  • 10-18-21

Interesting.

An unbiased, informative and often grim history of ancient and modern Ethiopia. Outlining the global political forces and powers that push and pull a nation and the surprising alliances, and betrayals which move a nations history.

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  • luke
  • 03-07-15

good listen


was a great listen

loved the history behind e t h i o p i a