The Wolaita

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Eike Haberland, Elisabeth Pauli, Wolfgang Kuls

ISBN 978-3-643-91314-2
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2024
Seiten 400
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Southern Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute


The ethnography of the Wolayta people of southern Ethiopia by Eike Haberland goes back to his research in Wolayta in the years 1954/55, 1967, and 1970/71. Following his research, Haberland wrote the present work, which he did not publish. It is a classic ethnography divided into the following chapters: Sacred kingship, myths of state, court culture and administration, law and justice, the meritorious complex, feasts and rituals, crops, economy and folkloric material. The ethnography is illustrated by historical photographs from the archives of the Frobenius Institute.

Eike Friedrich Georg Haberland (1924 – 92) was director of the Frobenius Institute (1968 – 92) and hold professorship in the Department of Historical Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt.