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The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat

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After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out surviving courtiers to tell their stories. Here, their eloquent and ironic voices depict the lavish, corrupt world they had known - from the rituals, hierarchies and intrigues at court to the vagaries of a ruler who maintained absolute power over his impoverished people. They describe his inexorable downfall as the Ethiopian military approach, strange omens appear ...

The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat 2006, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141188034

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The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat 1989, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679722038

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The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat 1984, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330283731

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The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat 1983, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780151287710

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The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat 1983, Quartet Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780704324152

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