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The Dying Lion: Feudalism and Modernization in Ethiopia

The Dying Lion: Feudalism and Modernization in Ethiopia

By Patrick Gilkes

St. Martin, 1975, 307 pp.

This description of the feudal and bureaucratic structure of the Emperor's realm preserves in amber the moment just before the November 1974 storm and the subsequent accelerated dissolution of those fragile and anachronistic structures.