The Barefoot Emperor

The Barefoot Emperor

Discovering traces of the road in the highlands, and drawing on years of involvement with Ethiopia, Philip Marsden recounts the story of Tewodros.

Author: Philip Marsden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: UOM:39015074250443

Category: Abyssinian Expedition

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A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun. Towards the end of 1867, Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia burnt his own capital, took his vast mortar a named 'Sevastopol' and began a retreat to the mountain stronghold of Mekdala. For months thousands of his followers struggled to build a road for the great gun, levelling the soil of the high plains, hacking out a way down into mile-deep gorges. At the same time, a hostile British force, under General Napier, was advancing from the coast. It was the climax to the reign of one of the most colourful and extraordinary rulers in African history. Discovering traces of the road in the highlands, and drawing on years of involvement with Ethiopia, Philip Marsden recounts the story of Tewodros. From his spectacular rise - from camel-raider to King of Kings - Twewodros was a man who combined a sense of Biblical destiny with personal charisma and military genius. He restored the fortunes of the ancient Christian kingdom, introduced reforms to his army and to the church, and dreamed of an alliance with the great powers of Europe. But as his reforms stalled and the British Foreign Office lost his letter to Queen Victoria, Tewodros's behaviour became more and more violent and erratic. When he imprisoned the British consul, years of negotiation culminated in one of the most bizarre - and expensive - campaigns of the Victorian age. 'The Barefoot Emperor' is history at its most thrilling and dramatic. Using narrative skills proven in such acclaimed books as 'The Bronski House' and 'The Chains of Heaven', Philip Marsden recreates scenes and characters of glittering intensity - and the intriguing paradoxes of a central figure grappling not only with his own people and his own demons, but with the seductive and unstoppable approach of the modern world.
Categories: Abyssinian Expedition

The Barefoot Emperor An Ethiopian Tragedy

The Barefoot Emperor  An Ethiopian Tragedy

Discovering traces of the road in the highlands, and drawing on years of involvement with Ethiopia, Philip Marsden recounts the story of Tewodros. From his spectacular rise ? from camel-raider to King of Kings ?

Author: Philip Marsden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007280094

Category: History

Page: 320

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A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.
Categories: History

Translating Ethiopia

Translating Ethiopia

To the British he has been known as the 'Barefoot Emperor'. Bloodshed and
massacre were the rule in those days, and he ultimately succeeded in
subjugating the regional lords and rebels, in particular those in the Shewa region
. As the ruler ...

Author: Renato Tomei

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527526204

Category: Travel

Page: 113

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The book represents the first in a series on travel writing, translation, tourism, and advertising. It spans biblical narratives, religious missions, scientific explorations, and the lesser known travels in Ethiopia (Prester John, Queen of Sheba, the Ark of the Covenant, the Blue Nile, Maq’dala, Lalibela and Gondar). In particular, stemming from the cultural turn in translation studies and geography, this work adopts a comparative and diachronic perspective on colonial and postcolonial descriptions of space and place, examining the variation in intertextual citation and re-writing, from early accounts to contemporary travelogues, marking a persistence in stereotyping.
Categories: Travel

The Literary Review

The Literary Review

... of Massawa but THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR : considered the rocky highlands
of the interior unimporAN ETHIOPIAN TRAGEDY tant . Hence a letter to Queen
Victoria suggesting an exchange of embassies went unanswered for eighteen By
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131553781

Category: Arts

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Categories: Arts

Ethiopia and the United States

Ethiopia and the United States

The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy, Harper Collins Press. Also see
Darrell Bates. 1979. The Abyssinian Difficulty: The Emperor Theodros and the
Magdala Campaign, 1867-68, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2 Richard
 ...

Author: Getachew Metaferia

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875866451

Category: History

Page: 208

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For over a century Ethiopia and the United States have been engaged in meandering diplomatic relations influenced by major official actors, domestic politics, and world conditions. Based on archival and declassified government documents, interviews, and translations of works in Amharic, Professor Getachew Metaferia has provided a balanced, detailed analysis of the diplomatic history of Ethiopia, Africa's longest-enduring independent nation, and its frequent benefactor from the New World.
Categories: History

Lonely Planet Ethiopia Djibouti

Lonely Planet Ethiopia   Djibouti

Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Anthony Ham. Philip Marsden tells the
ultimately tragic tale of Emperor Tewodros II in his beautifully executed book on
Ethiopia, The Barefoot Emperor (2007).

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787011915

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore underground churches in Lalibela, spot rare and beautiful animals in the Bale Mountains, or get to know Ethiopian cuisine in Addis Ababa; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ethiopia and Djibouti and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, festivals, environment, wildlife, cuisine, religion, music, dance, literature, painting, architecture Over 60 maps Covers Addis Ababa, Northern Ethiopia, Western Ethiopia, Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti Southern Ethiopia and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti, our most comprehensive guide to Ethiopia and Djibouti, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Categories: Travel

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Marsden, Philip The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy, Harper Perennial
2008. This long-overdue biography of Tewodros II, the forward-looking emperor
whose efforts to unify Ethiopia were halted by his suicide at Makdala in 1868, ...

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770990

Category:

Page: 656

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This new, fully updated 8th edition of Bradt's Ethiopia remains the most comprehensive, detailed and thorough guide available, particularly known for its strength of background information, coverage of off-the-beaten track areas, and in-depth details of hotels and other tourist facilities. It also contains far more maps than other guides. Bradt's Ethiopia is also the longest-serving English-language guidebook dedicated to the country, with a history of 25 years of research and expertise. This new edition has been updated by the original author, Philip Briggs, the world's foremost writer of Africa travel guides. Recent years have seen a notable rise in domestic and foreign private investment in the development of new hotels and national parks; this new edition includes all the most up-to-date details reflecting the recent changes, from development of tourist facilities to improved road infrastructure. Bradt's Ethiopia is ideal for visitors of all ages no matter the interest, whether travelling independently or as part of an organised group, from adventurous and active travellers interested in cultural, historical, and wildlife sightseeing to international conference visitors, spa tourists and community-based visitors looking for activities such as trekking and horseriding in the Rift Valley and Simien Mountains. Wildlife and birding visitors who come for Ethiopia's wealth of endemics are also catered for and this new edition includes a dedicated colour section on wildlife and birds. Of all the African nations, Ethiopia is most prone to misconceptions. The 1985 famine and the cracked barren earth of the Danakil Depression are not images quickly forgotten. But this fully updated guide refocuses the lens to reveal an ancient country that continues to surpass all expectations: from the ancient Judaic cultures of the fertile highlands to the Animist people of the South Omo Valley, from the Afroalpine moorland of the Bale Mountains National Park to the thundering Blue Nile Falls. This book also leads you further off the beaten track, so travellers can see more of this expansive and beautiful land, believed to be the cradle of humankind.
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You and I

You and I

Henry IV . is a ' veritable Cæsar , but Hildebrand is in Italy , and the castle of
Canossa is waiting with its snow - covered court - yard for the visit of a barefoot
emperor . One chord depending from the crown of the Grand Monarch is held at
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015002293606

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 665

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Categories: Conduct of life

Artibus Et Historiae

Artibus Et Historiae

The third group is dominated by the barefoot Emperor Heraclius who holds the
Cross , which is turned obliquely in space , corresponding , at least in terms of
function , to the body of Adam in the scene on the opposite wall . The way in
which ...

Author:

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ISBN: UVA:X004640184

Category: Arts

Page:

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Categories: Arts

The World of the Siege

The World of the Siege

An example is the British capture of Magdala, the seemingly impregnable
mountain fortress of Emperor Theodore ... 21 Brian Bond, ed., Victorian Military
Campaigns (London, 1970); Philip Marsden, The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian
 ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004395695

Category: History

Page: 326

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The World of the Siege examines the conduct of early modern sieges (15th-18th centuries) in relation to the creation and interpretation of siege narratives. The volume provides insights into the convergences and divergences of diverse (military) cultures across Europe and Asia.
Categories: History

The Barefoot Boy from Songwad

The Barefoot Boy from Songwad

The second last Emperor Guang Xu , was completely under the thumb of the
Empress Dowager , an incompetent , ineffectual and insensitive ruler . The
government was pressurized by both internal and external sources . The Dynasty
was ...

Author: Hsuan Owyang

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041014195

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 216

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Categories: Ambassadors

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories

Now with a story CD, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. This book includes a brief history of Classical Ballet. * Cultural Diversity: A companion to The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories.

Author: Jane Yolen

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 1846862612

Category: Ballets

Page: 80

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Featuring seven jewels of the classical ballet tradition, this sumptuous collection will enchant young dreamers and dancers alike. Now with a story CD, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. This book includes a brief history of Classical Ballet. * Cultural Diversity: A companion to The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories.
Categories: Ballets

The Secret Service

The Secret Service

He was even said to be a leading spirit in helping to organize them ; wherefore ,
on the downfall of the Emperor ... and unlike a famous barefoot emperor ,
Ferdinand went roughshod to Canossa , whose initial response in attacking the
secret ...

Author: Bernard Ryan

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: UCAL:B5137430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Describes the history, training, duties, and role of the United States Secret Service.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Yukio Mishima s Report to the Emperor

Yukio Mishima s Report to the Emperor

On several occasions , Mishima - san had witnessed the esoteric ceremonies of
the yamabushi that take place in the mountains – the smoke and fire rituals , the
barefoot ordeal of walking on red hot coals and climbing a ladder of swords .

Author: Richard Appignanesi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056164737

Category: Authors, Japanese

Page: 470

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The extraordinary story of Yukio Mishima, perhaps Japan's greatest writer, extreme right-wing thinker and homosexual, recreated in a dramatic and funny novel.
Categories: Authors, Japanese

The Seat of the War in Hungary Between the Emperor and the Turks

The Seat of the War in Hungary Between the Emperor and the Turks

The Emperor, at the same Time,” receiv'd News from Constantinople, which were
very pleasing to him, as importing, that the Sultan would not break with him upon
any Account, nor infringe the ... I' ; : to tö the Church of the Barefoot o: Fryers.

Author:

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ISBN: UCSD:31822035074640

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 379

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Categories: Balkan Peninsula

The Levelling Sea The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sail

The Levelling Sea  The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sail

The story of Britain’s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth.

Author: Philip Marsden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007433636

Category: History

Page: 320

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The story of Britain’s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth.
Categories: History

The Story of Secret Service

The Story of Secret Service

He was even said to be a leading spirit in helping to organize them ; wherefore ,
on the downfall of the Emperor ... and unlike a famous barefoot emperor ,
Ferdinand went roughshod to Canossa , whose initial response in attacking the
secret ...

Author: Richard Wilmer Rowan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004229699

Category: Secret service

Page: 752

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Categories: Secret service

The Spectator

The Spectator

o ਫੋਟੋ The mad emperor and his cannon CICLIMATE CHANGE Byron
Rogers 1160,1 ) ) ilhares K.I. Lamb ' I just heard ... My brain was saying one man
( Strauss ) , my heart the THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR : AN ETHIOPIAN
TRAGEDY by ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P010634864

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

All Men are Brothers

All Men are Brothers

His intelligence , his tolerance , were supreme , nor was there ever any Emperor
to compare with him . ... Now this Emperor Jen Chung was in truth The Barefoot
God From Heaven and when he was born a mortal babe he wept without ceasing
 ...

Author: Nai'an Shi

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011313115

Category: Chinese fiction

Page: 1279

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Categories: Chinese fiction

The Times Index

The Times Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079787936

Category: Newspapers

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Categories: Newspapers