Abstract

The many names and titles of Haile Selassie, Ethiopia's last emperor, proclaim the grandeur and majesty of his role in the country's recent history. As elaborate and expressive as the words used to describe him, the role of his physical body as a public embodiment of modernity evoked the spirit of his politics, both at home and abroad. This essay examines how Haile Selassie controlled his visual image, through clothing as well as photography, in order to express his political and cultural agendas.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2152-7792
Print ISSN
1075-7163
Pages
pp. 108-117
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-06
Open Access
No
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