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The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century
The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century

The Life of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century Biography of an African Woman, Concise Edition

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Galleon Product ID 34880161
UPC / ISBN 0691182914
Shipping Weight 0.35 lbs
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Binding: Paperback
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Manufacturer Princeton University Press
Shipping Dimension 8.39 x 5.39 x 0.51 inches
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Author Galawdewos
Number Of Pages 176
Publication Date 2018-11-26
Release Date 2018-11-26

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About The Life Of Walatta-Petros: A Seventeenth-Century

Product Description This is the student teaching edition of a book translated into English for the first time, The Life of Walatta-Petros (1672), which tells the story of an Ethiopian saint who lived from 1592 to 1642 and led a successful nonviolent movement to preserve African Christian beliefs in the face of European protocolonialism. This is the oldest-known book-length biography of an African woman written by Africans before the nineteenth century, and one of the earliest stories of African resistance to European influence. Written by her disciples after her death, The Life of Walatta-Petros praises her as a friend of women, a devoted reader, a skilled preacher, and a radical leader, providing a rare picture of the experiences and thoughts of Africans―especially women―before the modern era. In addition to an authoritative and highly readable translation, this edition, which omits the notes and scholarly apparatus of the hardcover, features a new introduction aimed at students and general readers. Review "Winner of the 2015 Best Scholarly Edition in Translation, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women" "Winner of the 2017 Paul Hair Prize, African Studies Association" Review "Magnificent." ―Neal W. Sobania, African Studies Review About the Author Wendy Laura Belcher is associate professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department for African American Studies at Princeton University. Michael Kleiner is a historian of Ethiopia and a translator. He has taught at the universities of Göttingen, Marburg, and Hamburg, as well as at Addis Ababa University.