The History of Somalia

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ABC-CLIO, 2013 - History - 211 pages

This book vividly depicts Somalia from its pre-colonial period to the present day, documenting the tumultuous history of a nation that has faced many challenges.

Somalia is a nation with a history that stretches back more than ten millennia to the beginnings of human civilization. This book provides sweeping coverage of Somalia's history ranging from the earliest times to its modern-day status as a country of ten million inhabitants, providing a unique social-scientific treatment of the nation's key issues across ethnic and regional boundaries.

The book addresses not only Somali sociocultural and political history but also covers Somalia's administration and economy, secessionist movements, civil and regional wars, and examines the dynamics of state collapse, democratization, terrorism, and piracy in contemporary times. The author details the extremely rich history of the Somali people and their customs while documenting past history, enabling readers to make meaning out of the country's ongoing crisis.


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Awesome book, I love how unbias it is and that how somalia was an ifluential trader in the middle ages. This give more then what you can learn in history lessons, usually somalia is a footnote in history but has a magnificient history.

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aad ayuu umahadsan yahay qoraaga lkn buugaan waxa ka maqan qabiilo badan sida
1. Gaaljecel
2. Baadicade
3. Hillibi
iyo kuwa kale oo kasii badan 


An Overview
2 Precolonial States and Societies
3 Colonial Conquest
4 The Model Colony at War and the Aftermath 19001960
5 Independence and Nation Building 19601969
6 Mohamed Siad Barre and the New Era 19691991
7 DadCunkil Cannibalism Secessionism and Operation Restore Hope
Disunity Disorder and the Consociational Imperative
Notable People in the History of Somalia
Selected Bibliography

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Raphael Chijioke Njoku, PhD, is the chair and director of the International Studies Program/Department of Economics, and professor of African/world history at Idaho State University. He holds a doctorate in African history from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and a doctorate in political science from Vrije University Brussel.

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