A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855–1991

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Ohio University Press, Mar 17, 2002 - History - 254 pages
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Bounded by Sudan to the west and north, Kenya to the south, Somalia to the southeast, and Eritrea and Djibouti to the northeast, Ethiopia is a pivotal country in the geopolitics of the region. Yet it is important to understand this ancient and often splintered country in its own right.

In A History of Modern Ethiopia, Bahru Zewde, one of Ethiopia's leading historians, provides a compact and comprehensive history of his country, particularly the last two centuries. Of importance to historians, political scientists, journalists, and Africanists alike, Bahru's A History of Modern Ethiopia, now with additional material taking it up to the last decade, will be the preeminent overview of present-day Ethiopia.

 

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Contents

Illustrations
Acronyms
The background
The external challenge
From Adwa to Maychaw 18961935
The Italian Occupation 19361941
From Liberation to Revolution 19411974
Revolution and its Sequel
Conclusion

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About the author (2002)

Bahru Zewde is a senior lecturer in history at Addis Ababa University.

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