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Habesha Discourse in <i>A Voyage to Abyssinia</i>

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199793211
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0004
Habesha Discourse in A Voyage to Abyssinia

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This chapter details the Habesha discourse that Johnson encountered and forwarded when translating A Voyage to Abyssinia. The first type is argumentative, having to do with claims that the Habesha made about their religion, ethnic neighbors, and legends. The second type of Habesha discourse is expressive, having to do with the “characters” who appear in the text.

Keywords: Ethiopian discourse; Ethiopian characters; a voyage to abyssinia

Chapter.  17578 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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