New Book on Church Art in Ethiopia

Dawit Teferi, who contributed some useful background info to the latest edition of Bradt Ethiopia, has let me know that new book “Visiting Ethiopian Churches: Understanding the Paintings of Eight Frequently Visited Churches of Ethiopia” is bow available on amazon on kindle. It focuses mainly on painting relating to the Virgin Mary in eight popular churches: Yemrehanna Kristos and Lalibela Bet Maryam in Lasta; Abraha we Atsbeha and Aksum Maryam Tsion in Tigrai; Debre Sina Maryam on the northern shore of Lake Tana; Narga Selassie and Ura Kidane Mihret in Lake Tana; and Debre Berhan Selassie in Gondar. For more details see https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VKC5QDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_26nvDbP4T2NHH

Dawit notes that the Amazon requirement for high resolution photos proved hard to meet, given the difficulty of taking good photos in Ethiopian churches, but he is looking for publishers to publish in paperback with all the photos.

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