Three Thousand Years of Habesha History and Discourse

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199793211
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949700 | DOI:
Three Thousand Years of Habesha History and Discourse

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The first chapter lays out the ancient basis for the claims for exceptionality of the Ethiopian highlanders who call themselves the Habesha, from their ancient empires through their early modern ones. The historical record indicates not only that the Habesha have been central to world history, but also that they have been engaged for millennia in convincing powerful outsiders to recognize and respect them.

Keywords: Ethiopian exceptionality; Ethiopian discourse; Habesha history

Chapter.  9658 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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