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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.