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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abyssinia
Abyssinia, extending from the sixth to the fifteenth degree of north latitude, and situated to the south of Nubia, is, by reason of its peculiar contour, unique among the countries of the
On 11 December, 1624, the Church of Abyssinia, abjuring the heresy of Eutyches and the schism of Dioscorus, was reunited to the true
Abyssinia, as if barred from the rest of the world by a wall of iron, was an impenetrable region for the Church, and it was almost a century later that Mgr.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01075e.htm   (3765 words)

  
  Abyssinia - LoveToKnow 1911
ABYSSINIA (officially Ethiopia), an inland country and empire of N.E. Africa lying, chiefly, between 5° and 15° N. and 35° and 4 2° E. It is bounded N. by Eritrea (Italian).
The absence of large towns in Abyssinia proper is due to the provinces into which the country is divided having been for centuries in a state of almost continual warfare, and to the frequent change of the royal residences on the exhaustion of fuel supplies.
Abyssinia appears to have been originally peopled by the eastern branch of the Hamitic family, which has occupied this region from the remotest times, and still constitutes the great bulk of its inhabitants, though the higher classes are now strongly Semitized.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Abyssinia   (15194 words)

  
 Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
The principal rivers of Abyssinia are tributaries of the Nile.
Abyssinia is one of the most ancient monarchies in the world, and has been governed from time immemorial by an emperor.
Abyssinia proper comprises only the mountainous portion of this territory, the low lying portion being inhabited by distinct and hostile tribes, and claimed by the Viceory of Egypt as part of his dominions.
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /A/ABY/abyssinia.html   (7328 words)

  
 Abyssinia
Abyssinia, extending from the sixth to the fifteenth degree of north latitude, and situated to the south of Nubia, is, by reason of its peculiar contour, unique among the countries of the African continent.
Abyssinia is a province of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Church of Abyssinia is a daughter of the Egyptian Church, and there is nothing to show that the daughter ever really tried to withdraw herself from the maternal jurisdiction.
Napier, on landing in Abyssinia, (3 January, 1868), issued a proclamation to the Ethiopians to the effect that the sole object of the invasion was to deliver the captives, and that he had nothing but friendly feelings except for those who should seek to interfere with his progress.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/a/abyssinia.html   (3690 words)

  
 ::Abyssinia::
The crisis in Abyssinia from 1935 to 1936 brought international tension nearer to Europe - the crisis in Abysinnia also drove Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy together for the first time.
The Italians had attempted to expand in eastern Africa by joining Abyssinia to her conquests, but in 1896, the Italians were heavily defeated by the Abyssinians at the Battle of Adowa.
This gave two large areas of Abyssinia to Italy and a gap in the middle of the country - the "corridor of camels" - to the Abyssinians.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /abyssinia.htm   (865 words)

  
 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.1, Entry 8, ABYSSINIA: Library of Economics and Liberty
It is bounded on the north by Nubia; on the east by Adel, and by a narrow belt of Arab coast land washed by the Red sea; on the south and southwest by almost unexplored regions; and on the west by lands which are little known to us, and inhabited by negro tribes.
This cut between the north and the south of Abyssinia, establishes a natural division which, at different periods, was considered as a political line of demarkation, and which to a certain extent may also be called an ethnographical boundary.
The capital of Amhara is Gondar; it is the residence of the emperors of Abyssinia.
www.econlib.org /library/YPDBooks/Lalor/llCy8.html   (2126 words)

  
 ABYSSINIA
According to Ethiopia national legend, the founder of the royal dynasty, whose last monarch was Negus (Emperor) Haile Selassie --the symbolic and titular "Lion of Judah" --was the son of the Queen of Sheba (Makida, according to the legend) and King Solomon.
Abyssinia appealed to the League and it responded by condemning the attack and imposing economic sanctions on Italy.
This second migration of the Muslims to Abyssinia took place in the sixth year of the Proclamation, which corresponds to the year A.D. The migration of the Muslims to Abyssinia, and their reception at the friendly court of that country, alarmed the Quraysh.
www.northernwatchdog.com /abyssinia.html   (8139 words)

  
 CRITIQUE :: Waugh in Abyssinia
Waugh in Abyssinia aims to redefine and broaden the role and vision of a correspondent.
Abyssinia is actually a Latin corruption of a Muslim pejorative label, "Habasha", one the Ethiopians don't use.
Waugh in Abyssinia remains a curious artifact of a bygone age, and perhaps when we consider today's reportage on Africa, we shouldn't be at all surprised it has somehow stayed in print.
www.etext.org /Zines/Critique/article/waugh.html   (1844 words)

  
 The National Archives Learning Curve | Heroes & Villains | Mussolini & Abyssinia | Why invade Abyssinia?
The excuse for the attack came in an incident during December 1934 between Italian and Abyssinian troops at the Wal-Wal oasis on the border between Abyssinia and Italian Somaliland.
Abyssinia and the territories Italy already held in East Africa would join together to make a new Italian empire in the region.
Abyssinia had the support of the League of Nations, but did not have an army to match the Italians.
www.learningcurve.gov.uk /heroesvillains/g3/cs1/default.htm   (363 words)

  
 Abyssinia Before The Birth of Islam - Light of Islam
Abyssinia of that time was an extensive realm with an old history, but its civilisation did not even equal the level of the other neighbours of Arabia, and was at par with Yemen.
Until the fourth century A.D. Abyssinia was a land of idolatry and idolaters, having some local jungle beliefs, and the Jews, too, seem to have asserted some influence, though this matter is never publicly admitted or discussed in detail.
Negus, emperor of Abyssinia, was enraged on hearing that the second in command has killed his appointed supreme commander, and swore that he would not rest until he had trampled upon the soil of Yemen and pulled off the hairs of Abraha.
home.swipnet.se /islam/books/backgrond-islam/06.htm   (4112 words)

  
 CRITIQUE :: Waugh in Abyssinia
Waugh in Abyssinia aims to redefine and broaden the role and vision of a correspondent.
Abyssinia is actually a Latin corruption of a Muslim pejorative label, "Habasha", one the Ethiopians don't use.
Waugh in Abyssinia remains a curious artifact of a bygone age, and perhaps when we consider today's reportage on Africa, we shouldn't be at all surprised it has somehow stayed in print.
www.critiquemagazine.com /article/waugh.html   (1844 words)

  
 Variety.com - Reviews - Abyssinia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nonetheless, "Abyssinia" proved a popular attraction for Goodspeed Musicals' smaller stage in Chester, Conn., in 1987 and a return engagement in '88 and for suburban Boston's North Shore Music Theater, which produced for its in-the-round facility in 1995.
Abyssinia (Shannon Antalan) is said to have a transformative singing voice, which she displays in church services in her rural Oklahoma community.
Abyssinia also is looked after by Mother Vera (BJ Crosby), the community's faith healer, matriarch and midwife who helped bring her into the world (and who diverted a threatening tornado that was heading their way through her faith in the Almighty).
www.variety.com /review/VE1117928005?categoryId=33   (865 words)

  
 Abyssinia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shibuya is the home of a ton of great restaurants, but Abyssinia has to be one of the most satisfying places I have found in a long while.
Abyssinia is, as you probably guessed from the name, an Ethiopian restaurant.
Abyssinia is located on Center Gai in Shibuya, not far from the Tokyu main store.
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 Abyssinia - Cunard Line
The screw steam-ship Abyssinia is one of the latest additions to the fleet of the British and north American Royal Mail Steam-Packet company, popularly known as the Cunard Company.
The Abyssinia is provided with a male and female hospital and a dispensary.
In her holds the Abyssinia has a capacity of 80,000 cubic feet; and she can carry 1200 tons of coals in her bunkers.
www.theshipslist.com /pictures/abyssinia.htm   (404 words)

  
 Italy's conquest of Abyssinia (1935-1936)
At the end of an unequal struggle, during which the Italian army used chemical weapons, Abyssinia was finally conquered at the beginning of March 1936 and annexed by the Kingdom of Italy.
Aware of the possible outbreak of conflict, the ICRC initially concerned itself with Abyssinia’s vulnerable position, being neither a party to the Geneva Conventions nor having National Red Cross society.
In July 1935, therefore, Abyssinia acceded to the Geneva Convention of 1929 for the protection of sick and wounded soldiers and set up its own Red Cross society.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/5GKD8K?OpenDocument&View=defaultBody&style=custo_print   (825 words)

  
 British Empire: Forces: Campaigns: Abyssinia 1868
In 1862, King Theodore II of Abyssinia made a request to the British for munitions and military experts.
He became even further infuriated when he found out that the British Consul, Captain Charles Cameron, had just returned back to Abyssinia after a visit to neighbouring Egypt; A country that the King considered to be one of his enemies.
Sir Robert Napier was duly appointed as the Commander of the operation and he set about organising an effective force that could land in Abyssinia, march deep into the interior of the continent, keep supply lines open and fight and win a battle at the mountain fortress of Magdala.
www.britishempire.co.uk /forces/armycampaigns/africancampaigns/campabyssinia.htm   (1502 words)

  
 LondonTown.com | Abyssinia Road Guide | Abyssinia Road London, SW11, England, UK | London Streets by Street
Abyssinia Road is located in the borough of Wandsworth
Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop.
The nearest underground station to Abyssinia Road is 'Clapham South Tube' which is about 29 minutes to the South East.
www.londontown.com /LondonStreets/abyssinia_road_f73.html   (445 words)

  
 Abyssinia Restaurant (317)299-0608 - 5352 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254 - www.AbyssiniaRestaurant.com
Abyssinia Restaurant (317)299-0608 - 5352 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254 - www.AbyssiniaRestaurant.com
Welcome to Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A trip to Abyssinia is not only about the exotic culinary experience but a full cultural emersion.
www.abyssiniarestaurant.com   (77 words)

  
 Robin Garr's Louisville Restaurant Guide / Abyssinia
Some of these dishes were on the bill of fare at the original Utopia restaurant (which Abyssinia succeeds in the same quarters); and downtown's Cafe Kiliminjaro includes a tasty Ethopian dish or two among its international mix of tropical cuisines.
But Abyssinia is Louisville's first and only full Ethiopian restaurant, staffed by friendly Ethiopian servers and chefs and serving up what appears to be a reasonably authentic version of this spicy East African cuisine.
In Abyssinia's version of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony, ground coffee is steeped in water in a heavy, fl ceramic pitcher that sits directly on the fire (this takes a while, so be patient) which is served on an insulated pad in a wicker basket.
www.louisvillehotbytes.com /abyssinia.shtml   (1259 words)

  
 Abyssinia
The African country of Abyssinia was next to the Italian colony of Somalia.
In December 1934, Italian soldiers attacked a party of British and Abyssinian investigators at the oasis at Wal-Wal, in Abyssinia.
In September, the League appointed a five-power committee to arbitrate in Abyssinia.
www.johndclare.net /EL6.htm   (540 words)

  
 Rock Paper Scissors - Abyssinia Infinite, Zion Roots (Network) - Press Release
Abyssinia Infinite chose the songs for this album to convey a traditional spirit.
Abyssinia Infinite uses traditional instruments such as the kirar—which is referred to as King David’s harp in the Bible and is perhaps one of the oldest surviving East African instruments—and the washint—a simple bamboo flute.
The band is composed of prominent players in the world music community including the magical Senegalese percussionist Aiyb Dieng, the virtuoso tabla-player Karsh Kale, the guitarist/accordionist Tony Cedras (known for his work on Paul Simon's Graceland project), the Ethiopian saxophonist Moges Habte, and world music producer/musician Bill Laswell, with a rare performance on acoustic guitar.
www.rockpaperscissors.biz /index.cfm/fuseaction/current.press_release/project_id/117.cfm   (507 words)

  
 Father Lobo: A Voyage to Abyssinia: Part II-Chapter I-A Description Of Abyssinia - Free Online Library
The tradition generally received derives them from Cham, the son of Noah, and they pretend, however improbably, that from his time till now the legal succession of their kings hath never been interrupted, and that the supreme power hath always continued in the same family.
There never were greater hopes of uniting this people to the Church of Rome, which their adherence to the Eutichian heresy has made very difficult, than in the time of Sultan Segued, who called us into his dominions in the year 1625, from whence we were expelled in 1634.
The empire of Abyssinia hath been one of the largest which history gives us an account of: it extended formerly from the Red Sea to the kingdom of Congo, and from Egypt to the Indian Sea.
lobo.thefreelibrary.com /Voyage-to-Abyssinia/3-1   (1285 words)

  
 Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abyssinia can strictly refer to just the North-Western Ethiopian provinces of Amhara and Tigray as well as central and Eritrea, while it was historically used as another name for Ethiopia.
The Arabic form of this term (Al-Habesh) is the etymological basis of "Abyssinia," the former name of Ethiopia in English and other European languages.
According to the Ethiopian national census of 1994, the Oromo are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia at 32.1%.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethiopia   (5415 words)

  
 Intervening in Abyssinia by CLR James
The Emperor of Abyssinia, Haile Selassie (‘Power of the Trinity’), appealed for help to the League of Nations, an association of states dedicated to world peace, and dominated by Britain and France.
He says that it is ‘a brazen lie’ that the British government is defending the independence of Abyssinia, and passionately warns British workers against being led to support League sanctions in order to put a ‘stranglehold’ on the Ethiopian people.
I did not intend to spend the rest of my life in Abyssinia, but, all things considered, I thought, and still think, that two or three years there, given the fact that I am a Negro and am especially interested in the African revolution, was well worth the attempt.
www.marxists.org /archive/james-clr/works/1935/new-leader.htm   (2111 words)

  
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Abyssinia Development, Inc.(ADI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonpolitical organization established by volunteers to provide access to technology and development to the people of Ethiopia.
The mission of Abyssinia Development Inc. is exclusively educational and civic: to promote basic economic development by enhancing cooperation among Ethiopian and American community organizations and individuals.
Abyssinia Development Inc. sent again 100 books for Bahirdar University Business school on December 2003.
www.geocities.com /abyssinia3   (233 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Abyssinia, 1815-1896   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The partition of Abyssinia into the rivalling principalities of TIGRE, AMHARA and SHOA continued.
Outlying regions of Abyssinia were under control of the OROMO, most of whom meanwhile had turned to Islam.
He submitted Amhara and Shoa, thus reuniting Abyssinia, and was crowned Emperor TEWODROS II.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/eastafrica/abyssinia181596.html   (439 words)

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