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- DescriptionEthiopia has a rich and fascinating cultural heritage structured around water. The River Nile has been seen by many as the most important river in the world, and the secrets of the sources of the Nile and their mysteries have, from the dawn of civilization, attracted philosophers, emperors and explorers searching for answers.
- Author BiographyTerje Oestigaard, Dr Art, is a Research Fellow with the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. His recent books include Water, Christianity and the Rise of Capitalism (2013) and Horus' Eye and Osiris' Efflux: The Egyptian Civilisation of Inundation ca. 3000-2000 BCE (2011). He is the co-editor (with Terje Tvedt) of A History of Water, Series I, Volume 3: The World of Water (2006) and A History of Water, Series II, Volume 1: Ideas of Water from Ancient Societies to the Modern World (2010). His current projects include rainfed agriculture in Tanzania in the face of modernization and globalization, and the source of the White Nile in Uganda. Gedef Abawa Firew, MPhil, is a Lecturer in the History Department at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, and a PhD student in archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen, Norway. His main field of interest is agriculture and aquatic adaptation in Ethiopia in general and in the Lake Tana region in particular. He is also currently conducting ethnographic research about rituals and indigenous practices among the Woyto.
- Author(s)Gedef Abawa Firew,Terje Oestigaard
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication01/04/2013
- GenreCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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