Established around 1830, the Kingdom of Jimma Abba Jifar was the largest and most powerful of the five monarchies formed by the Oromo in the Gibe region of southwestern Ethiopia. Although the Oromo are known for their democratic ("republican") gada system, Jimma and other Gibe states arose through a series of processes and historical events in the 19th century that propelled certain men into positions of supreme power. Based on intensive fieldwork in Jimma, this book presents a study of the history and organization of Jimma under its most powerful ruler, Abba Jifar II (1878-1932). Lewis stresses the dynamic aspects of politics and places the politicial history and structure of Jimma in perspective by noting its similarities and differences to monarchial systems in other parts of Africa and the rest of the world. He also explores those distinctive aspects of the Oromo culture which gave Jimma Abba Jifar its particular political style and includes an ethnographic study of an Oromo Muslim agricultural community.
This is one of the first published professional anthropological works about the Oromo and will be of strong interest to social scientists as well as African anthropologists and historians.
This book by A. Ralph Epperson purports to uncover hidden and sinister meanings behind all the symbols found on the Great Seal of the United States, committing America to "A Secret Destiny.
Paperback: 357 pages
*Includes pictures of Machiavelli and some of the rulers he discusses throughout the book.*Explains the historical background of Machiavelli's life and the political context within which he wrote The Prince.*Summarizes each chapter of The Prince and explains the overarching themes...
The book discusses the bouzouki instrument from a manufacturing and technical view and also traces the history of the instrument of the ancient Panduris / lute family, called the thabouras or tambouras. The tambouras has existed in ancient Greece, and...
An erroneous TV report on the history of 1821
Publisher : Seaburn (December 1, 2014)
Language : Greek
Paperback : 198 pages
ISBN-10 : 1592325424
ISBN-13 : 978-1592325429
Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
This book has a two-fold purpose; to demonstrate to Black and White Hebrews and Jews their undeniable kinship and to encourage a better relationship among Israelites through understanding of that kinship. In this seminal work, Dr. Malcioln attempts to answer...