The book originally titled a galla monarchy jimma abba jifar ethiopia 1830 1932 is a study of the nature of the monarchy the sources of the rulers power as well as its origins the study in 1965 66 centered on community life and the leadership of spirit mediums kallu who effectively organized religious life and conflict resolution . Jimma abba jifar an oromo monarchy ethiopia 1830 1932 with a post script herbert s lewis on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers established around 1830 the kingdom of jimma abba jifar was the largest and most powerful of the five monarchies formed by the oromo in the gibe region of southwestern ethiopia although the oromo are known for their democratic republican gada . Abba jifar ii a member of the oromo people the son of abba gomol and queen gumiti herbert s lewis words desta damtew ruled as governor shum of jimma while abba jifar ii was allowed to remain as king negus as titular head when abba jifar ii died in 1932 the kingdom of jimma was officially ruled directly by the emperor . Jimma abba jifar an oromo monarchy ethiopia 1830 1932 herbert s lewis uniform title galla monarchy imprint lawrenceville nj red sea press c2001 professor lewiss effective use of the sociological principles of max weber has enabled him to put the kingdom of jimma abba jifar in a frame of reference which will make it
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