Encyclopaedia Aethiopica

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica Volume 1-5


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.

For almost 20 years an estimated 600 authors from more than 30 countries have worked on publishing this collaboration of more than 4.365 articles. It has been possible with the scholarly und publishing support from our team, led by Professor Dr. Dr. Siegbert Uhlig and – in the last volume – Professor Dr. Alessandro Bausi at the Hiob Ludolf Center for Ethiopian Studies. First and foremost, we would like to offer our many thanks to the German Research Association and the Zeit Association Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, who have contributed financially to our research projects.

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.

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica
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)