The Gedeo

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Adolf Ellegard Jensen

With a preface by Getachew Senishaw. Edited by Sophia Thubauville

ISBN 978-3-643-91311-1
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2020
Seiten 104
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Southern Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute


In 1955, nearly twenty years after publishing Im Lande des Gada ( In the Land of Gada), Jensen revisited the Gedeo of southern Ethiopia. Here, published for the first time, is the classic ethnography that Jensen wrote following that fieldwork. Divided into chapters on the country and its people, social life, the age groups and the dual division, the political order, and religious and spiritual life, and illustrated with 33 historical photographs from the archives of the Frobenius Institute, the book includes a preface and introduction by Getachew Senishaw.

Adolf Ellegard Jensen (1899 – 1965) was director of the Anthropological Museum in Frankfurt and hold a full professorship at the Institute for Social Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt and the directorship of the Frobenius Institute (1946 – 65).