The Encyclopaedia aethiopica presents the first scientific encyclopedia for a cultural region in Africa. Essential topics to the Horn of Africa will be introduced in five volumes: regional studies with essential data on climate, flora and fauna, history, people, languages, literature, religion, economy and people. The regions of focus are Ethiopia and Eritrea and to a lesser extent Djibouti and Somalia and the neighboring countries Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania. The time period dates back to Before Christ up until the period after Haile Selassie.
These articles provide maps, tables, illustrations, references and further bibliographical sources. A (partially) colored map was designed for the encyclopedia and includes important information and an overview.
All of the technical terms are explained and Ethiopian termini have been translated and transcribed. A 600 page general register has made information more easily accessible, instead of scattered over different volumes.
The encyclopedia, published in the Harrassowitz publishing house in Wiesbaden, is not only a useful working tool to scholars of African studies, historians, linguistics und anthropologists, but is also used as a source of information for politicians, international finance forums, aid organizations and trade associations.
Volume 1: A–C
2003. XXXII, 846 pages, 392 ill., clothbound
ISBN 978-3-447-04746-3 € 78,– (D)
Volume 2: D–Ha
2005. XXXVIII, 1082 pages, 521 ill., clothbound
ISBN 978-3-447-05238-2 € 78,– (D)
Volume 3: He–N
2007. XVIII, 1211 pages, 340 fig., 112 maps, clothbound
ISBN 978-3-447-05607-6 € 78,– (D)
Volume 4: O–X
2010. XXX, 1199 pages, 496 ill., clothbound
ISBN 978-3-447-06246-6 € 78,– (D)
Volume 5: Y–Z
Supplementa, Addenda et Corrigenda, Maps, Index
2014. XXXII, 1270 pages, 140 ill., 128 maps, 9 tables, clothbound
ISBN 978-3-447-06740-9 € 78,– (D)