Early Twentieth Century Ethiopian Historiography

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Dejjazmach Kebede Tesema wrote his memoir of the imperial period titled __________ in 1962 E.C.

Yetarik Mastawesha

Gebre-Wold Engidawork wrote about land tenure in his work, __________

Prester John of the Indies

The opening of the Department of History at Haile Selassie I University (now AAU) happened in the __________

1960s

Professionalization of history in other parts of the Horn is a post-colonial __________

phenomenon

Foundational research on ancient Ethiopian history was done at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in __________

London

The German historian, Leopold Von Ranke, is considered the 'father of modern __________.'

historiography

The earliest known reference on the history of Ethiopia is the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea, written in the 1st century A.D by an unknown author, which is a significant source for understanding early Ethiopian __________.

history

Christian Topography, composed by Cosmas Indicopleustes in the sixth century A.D, describes Aksum's trade and the campaigns of the Aksumite king, providing insights into the region's __________.

history

The earliest written Ethiopian material, dating from the seventh century A.D and found in Abba Gerima monastery in Yeha, showcases a glimpse into early Ethiopian __________.

history

A religious manuscript discovered in Haiq Istifanos monastery in the 13th century A.D provides valuable information on Ethiopian __________ during that era.

history

The largest groups of sources available for medieval Ethiopian history are hagiographies originating from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which primarily aim at enhancing the prestige of __________.

saints

______ was the most prolific writer of early twentieth century Ethiopia, publishing major works such as Ethiopiana Metema, Wazema, Yehiwot Tarik, and Yeityopia Tarik. Unfortunately, his work was interrupted by the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. The most prolific writer of the early twentieth century Ethiopia was ______. Hiruy exhibited relative objectivity and methodological sophistication.

Blatten Geta Hiruy Wolde-Selassie

______ formed a bridge between writers in pre-1935 Ethiopia and professional historians. He is known for his better evaluation of sources. After liberation, ______ played a significant role in the development of Ethiopian historiography.

Tekle-Tsadik Mekuria

______ wrote Ye Ityopiya Tarik Be’asra Sidistegnaw. He contributed immensely to the understanding of Ethiopian history. ______ is known for his comprehensive account of Ethiopia’s past.

Yilma Deressa

______'s work Zikre Neger provides a detailed account of Ethiopia’s prewar land tenure systems and taxation. ______'s contribution to Ethiopian historiography is significant due to his focus on economic aspects of the country's history.

Mahteme-Selassie Wolde-Meskel

Asme focused on the history of the ____ people in his writing during the early twentieth century in Ethiopia.

Oromo

Afework is known for writing the first ______ novel, Tobiya, during the early twentieth century in Ethiopia.

Amharic

Explore the emergence of traditional Ethiopian writers in the early twentieth century who moved away from chronicling events to delving into social justice, administrative reform, economic analysis, and history. Learn about notable figures like Taye, Fisseha-Giorgis, Asme, Afework, and Gebre-Hiwot and their contributions to Ethiopian historiography.

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