'Munro-Hay is a scholar of distinction [whose book] delves deeply into all aspects of Ethiopia's ancient history [and] can be read with profit alike by the scholar, the 'ordinary' reader and the tourist.' - Richard Pankhurst, Director Emeritus, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa. 'Munro Hay is one of the foremost academic authorities of the region's history and culture...his enthusiam for the country is evident...he offers an authoritative contemporary understanding of the culture the visitor is witnessing.' -African Business 'It's a ground-breaking work that delivers expert knowledge with a light touch--but it's a heavy tome to carry: read before you travel.' -Sunday Times 'should prove valuable to both the discerning tourist and the armchair reader requiring an introduction to the country's cultural history...' Richard Pankhurst, Times Higher Education Supplement 'There are relatively few books available that explore the treasures of Ethiopia but Stuart Munro Hay has come up with a truly comprehensive guide to the architecture, geography, people, art and history of this often misunderstood country... A great companion for the traveller who really wants to understand everything there is to know about the archeological marvels that still exist in Ethiopia today.' -Odyssey, Spring/Summer 2002
About the Author
Stuart Munro-Hay is among the foremost Western authorities on Ethiopian history and culture. He has excavated there and made frequent research visits throughout the country.