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2015 | 49 | 115-141
Article title

The paintings in St. George Church in Addis Ababa as a method of conveying information about history and power in 20th -century Ethiopia

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In one of the most important churches in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), there is a panel containing several paintings. They are exact copies of photographs showing Emperor Haile Sellasie I during the war against Italy (1935-1941). The paint-ings were copied from frequently published, and thus well-known, photographs, which served imperial propaganda to show the Emperor’s role in fighting for Ethiopia’s independ-ence. Using the paintings as source material, it is the aim of this article to discuss specific propagandistic methods applied in Ethiopia under Haile Sellasie to transmit a message about power and history, and to present the intended image of the Emperor to his subjects.
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Publication order reference
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0860-4649
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bwmeta1.element.desklight-13bf1887-6bd5-4e0f-98a1-4dc5864ae850
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