9780226215440-022621544X-Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture

Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture

ISBN-13: 9780226215440
ISBN-10: 022621544X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Levine, Donald N.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 350 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226215440
ISBN-10: 022621544X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Levine, Donald N.
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 350 pages

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Acknowledged authors Levine, Donald N. wrote Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture comprising 350 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022621544X and 9780226215440. Since then Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Abyssinian poetry, the “wax” is the obvious meaning, the “gold” is the hidden meaning. In Wax and Gold, Donald N. Levine explores mid-to-late-twentieth-century Ethiopian society on the same two levels, using modern sociology and psychology to seek answers to the following questions: What is the nature of the traditional culture of the dominant ethnic group, the Amhara, and what are its enduring values? What aspects of modern culture interest this society and by what means has it sought to institutionalize them? How has tradition both facilitated and hampered Ethiopian efforts to modernize? Enriched by the use of Ethiopian literature and by Levine’s deep knowledge of and affection for the society of which he writes, Wax and Gold is both a scholarly and a personal work.

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