The Konso of Ethiopia

A Study of the Values of an East Cushitic People

by C. R. Hallpike



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/14/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 536
ISBN : 9781434330314

About the Book

When The Konso of Ethiopia was first published in 1972, the American Anthropologist described it as 'a work which is destined to become a classic'. The Konso are one of the most important peoples of East Africa, and the author was able to revisit them in 1997. As a result he discovered large amounts of entirely new material, and has been able to produce a completely revised edition that takes account of all the research on the Konso of the last thirty-five years. The result is the definitive account of a truly fascinating people, whose traditional culture is fast disappearing.

About the Author

C.R.Hallpike is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, McMaster University, Canada, a Doctor of Letters of Oxford University, and one of the world's leading authorities on cultural evolution, as well as being a distinguished ethnographer. His books also include Bloodshed and Vengeance in the Papuan Mountains, The Foundations of Primitive Thought, The Principles of Social Evolution, and The Evolution of Moral Understanding.