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The Resource The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros : a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros : a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman

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The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros : a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
Title
The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros
Title remainder
a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
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eng
Summary
This is the first English translation of the earliest-known book-length biography of an African woman, and one of the few lives of an African woman written by Africans before the nineteenth century. As such, it provides an exceedingly rare and valuable picture of the experiences and thoughts of Africans, especially women, before the modern era. It is also an extraordinary account of a remarkable life--full of vivid dialogue, heartbreak, and triumph. The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros (1672) tells the story of an Ethiopian saint who led a successful nonviolent movement to preserve African Christian beliefs in the face of European protocolonialism. When the Jesuits tried to convert the Ethiopians from their ancient form of Christianity, Walatta Petros (1592-1642), a noblewoman and the wife of one of the emperor's counselors, risked her life by leaving her husband, who supported the conversion effort, and leading the struggle against the Jesuits. After her death, her disciples wrote this book, praising her as a friend of women, a devoted reader, a skilled preacher, and a radical leader. One of the earliest stories of African resistance to European influence, this biography also provides a picture of domestic life, including Walatta Petros's life-long relationship with a female companion. Richly illustrated with dozens of color illustrations from early manuscripts, this groundbreaking volume provides an authoritative and highly readable translation along with an extensive introduction. Other features include a chronology of Walatta Petros's life, maps, a comprehensive glossary, and detailed notes on textual variants
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EBLCP
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Gälawdewos
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no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Belcher, Wendy Laura
  • Kleiner, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walata ̣Péṭros
  • Walata ̣Péṭros
  • YaʼItyọpyā ʼortodoks tawāḥedo béta kerestiyān
  • Walata ̣Péṭros
  • YaʼItyọpyā ʼortodoks tawāḥedo béta kerestiyān
  • Women saints
  • Nuns
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • HISTORY
  • Miracles
  • Monasticism and religious orders for women
  • Nuns
  • Women saints
  • Ethiopia
Label
The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros : a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
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Note
Chapter 36: Our Mother Starts Her Second Community, at Chanqwa
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Abbreviations; Chronology; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Text; An Exemplary Woman, Not an Exception; The Text's Seventeenth-Century Historical Context; The Text and Ḥabäša Noblewomen's Anticolonial Role; The Text's Religious Context; The Text's Authorship; The Text's Genres; The Text's Genres and Its Historical Value; Other Gǝˁǝz Texts about Walatta Petros; The Text's Genre and Female Saints; Scholarship on the Text; New Directions for Scholarship on the Text; The Text's Images; The Biography of Walatta Petros; The Biography of Ǝḫətä Krəstos
  • ConclusionManuscripts of the Text and Earlier Translations; Introduction to the Translation of the Text; Manuscript Comparison; Philological Annotation; Translation Principles and Procedures; The Ethiopian Script and Its Transcription; The Translation of the Life-Struggles of Walatta Petros (Gädlä Wälättä ̣Peṭros); Introduction; Chapter 1: The Author's Worthiness; Chapter 2: The Author's Petition; Chapter 3: Our Mother's Conception and Birth; Chapter 4: Our Mother's Baptism and Childhood; Chapter 5: Our Mother's Marriage and Children; Chapter 6: Our Mother Tries to Take up the Holy Life
  • Chapter 7: Our Mother's Husband Hunts Her DownChapter 8: Our Mother Returns to Her Husband; Chapter 9: Our Mother Leaves Her Husband Again; Chapter 10: Our Mother Leaves Her Brother's House to Become a Nun; Chapter 11: Our Mother Finds a New Servant; Chapter 12: Our Mother Meets Her Lifelong Companion Eheta Kristos; Chapter 13: Our Mother and Eheta Kristos Decide to Live Together and Become Nuns; Chapter 14: King Susinyos Establishes the Filthy Faith of the Europeans; Chapter 15: Our Mother Preaches and Incurs the King's Wrath; Chapter 16: Our Mother Appears Before King Susinyos
  • Chapter 17: Our Mother Escapes Ras Silla KristosChapter 18: Our Mother Moves from the Zagé Monastic Settlement to a Waldeba Monastery; Chapter 19: Our Mother Assists the Wicked Old Woman; Chapter 20: Our Mother receives Food and a Message from Her Mother; Chapter 21: A Righteous Monk Predicts Our Mother Will Found Communities; Chapter 22: Our Mother Commands the Animals; Chapter 23: Our Mother Debates with Jesus Christ and Receives His Promise; Chapter 24: Our Mother Agrees to Found Seven Communities; Chapter 25: Our Mother Discusses Christ's Promise
  • Chapter 26: Our Mother Preaches and Works MiraclesChapter 27: Our Mother Again Incurs the King's Wrath; Chapter 28: The Europeans Try to Convert Our Mother; Chapter 29: King Susinyos Banishes Our Mother to Zhebey; Chapter 30: Our Mother in Exile Earns the Fear of Her Guard; Chapter 31: The Queen Helps Eheta Kristos to Rejoin Our Mother; Chapter 32: Our Mother and the Miracle of the Serpent; Chapter 33: More Disciples Join Our Mother in Zhebey; Chapter 34: Our Mother Disobeys the King; Chapter 35: Our Mother Is Freed and Returns from Exile
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ocn937358453
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1 online resource (545 pages)
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Isbn
9781400874149
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874149
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  • 832708
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(OCoLC)937358453
Label
The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros : a Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
Publication
Note
Chapter 36: Our Mother Starts Her Second Community, at Chanqwa
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Abbreviations; Chronology; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Text; An Exemplary Woman, Not an Exception; The Text's Seventeenth-Century Historical Context; The Text and Ḥabäša Noblewomen's Anticolonial Role; The Text's Religious Context; The Text's Authorship; The Text's Genres; The Text's Genres and Its Historical Value; Other Gǝˁǝz Texts about Walatta Petros; The Text's Genre and Female Saints; Scholarship on the Text; New Directions for Scholarship on the Text; The Text's Images; The Biography of Walatta Petros; The Biography of Ǝḫətä Krəstos
  • ConclusionManuscripts of the Text and Earlier Translations; Introduction to the Translation of the Text; Manuscript Comparison; Philological Annotation; Translation Principles and Procedures; The Ethiopian Script and Its Transcription; The Translation of the Life-Struggles of Walatta Petros (Gädlä Wälättä ̣Peṭros); Introduction; Chapter 1: The Author's Worthiness; Chapter 2: The Author's Petition; Chapter 3: Our Mother's Conception and Birth; Chapter 4: Our Mother's Baptism and Childhood; Chapter 5: Our Mother's Marriage and Children; Chapter 6: Our Mother Tries to Take up the Holy Life
  • Chapter 7: Our Mother's Husband Hunts Her DownChapter 8: Our Mother Returns to Her Husband; Chapter 9: Our Mother Leaves Her Husband Again; Chapter 10: Our Mother Leaves Her Brother's House to Become a Nun; Chapter 11: Our Mother Finds a New Servant; Chapter 12: Our Mother Meets Her Lifelong Companion Eheta Kristos; Chapter 13: Our Mother and Eheta Kristos Decide to Live Together and Become Nuns; Chapter 14: King Susinyos Establishes the Filthy Faith of the Europeans; Chapter 15: Our Mother Preaches and Incurs the King's Wrath; Chapter 16: Our Mother Appears Before King Susinyos
  • Chapter 17: Our Mother Escapes Ras Silla KristosChapter 18: Our Mother Moves from the Zagé Monastic Settlement to a Waldeba Monastery; Chapter 19: Our Mother Assists the Wicked Old Woman; Chapter 20: Our Mother receives Food and a Message from Her Mother; Chapter 21: A Righteous Monk Predicts Our Mother Will Found Communities; Chapter 22: Our Mother Commands the Animals; Chapter 23: Our Mother Debates with Jesus Christ and Receives His Promise; Chapter 24: Our Mother Agrees to Found Seven Communities; Chapter 25: Our Mother Discusses Christ's Promise
  • Chapter 26: Our Mother Preaches and Works MiraclesChapter 27: Our Mother Again Incurs the King's Wrath; Chapter 28: The Europeans Try to Convert Our Mother; Chapter 29: King Susinyos Banishes Our Mother to Zhebey; Chapter 30: Our Mother in Exile Earns the Fear of Her Guard; Chapter 31: The Queen Helps Eheta Kristos to Rejoin Our Mother; Chapter 32: Our Mother and the Miracle of the Serpent; Chapter 33: More Disciples Join Our Mother in Zhebey; Chapter 34: Our Mother Disobeys the King; Chapter 35: Our Mother Is Freed and Returns from Exile
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ocn937358453
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (545 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400874149
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874149
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 832708
  • 2414b1f1-8a3b-4a0c-a9a5-5f8726a9b461
  • 22573/ctvc64wdd
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)937358453

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