Century Of Magico-religious Healing

by Assefa Negwo
Century Of Magico-religious Healing
  • ISBN-13: 9781569024188
  • Author(s): Assefa Negwo
  • Subject: African history|African history
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 28-04-2016
  • Format: p/b

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£30.99
During the 20th century, church-based healers had to contend with a rapidly changing social and political environment shaped by successive state-led efforts to transform Ethiopian society. These transformations, including the introduction of western education and medicine, began with the westernising initiatives of Menelik II (1889-1913), and continued through successive post-Menelik governments. Here, Assefa Negwo investigates how churchbased medico-magical healers struggled to maintain their medical traditions in the face of these transformations.
About the book

During the 20th century, church-based healers had to contend with a rapidly changing social and political environment shaped by successive state-led efforts to transform Ethiopian society. These transformations, including the introduction of western education and medicine, began with the westernising initiatives of Menelik II (1889-1913), and continued through successive post-Menelik governments. Here, Assefa Negwo investigates how churchbased medico-magical healers struggled to maintain their medical traditions in the face of these transformations.