A History of Ethiopia

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University of California Press, 22 feb. 2002 - 316 pagina's
In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detailing the development and implications of Ethiopia as a Federal state and the war with Eritrea.
 

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This is a fairly old book now, written in a conventional way, but it does fill the interested reader in on some of the history of Ethiopia through the Haile Selassie era. I found Robert Kaplan's more modern history of Ethiopia a much more compelling read. Volledige review lezen

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Marcus (history, Michigan State Univ.) has authored several books on Ethiopia, most recently Haile Selassie: The Formative Years 1892-1936 (Univ. of California Pr., 1986). This one, which was eight ... Volledige review lezen

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The Golden Age of the Solomonic Dynasty to 1500
17
The Decline of the Solomonic Dynasty to 1796
30
Abba Gada of the Boren Oromo
33
Ceiling of the Church of Debre Birhan Gonder
41
Political and Economic Transformations to 1855
48
Rock houses northern Shewa
50
Imperial Resurrection to 1877
63
Imperial Consolidation to 1889
77
The Revolution to 1977
181
Military review for the Declaration of Socialism
191
Students in the uniform of the Development through Cooperation Campaign
192
Eradicating the past in Addis Abeba
197
Slogan from 19771978
198
The Failure of the Revolution to 1991
202
Feeding camp at Bati July 1985
207
Survivors Bati July 1985
208

Emperor Menilek II
88
The Defeat of European Imperialism to 1897
91
Keren Hotel Asmera
100
Just across the Eritrean frontier facing into Ethiopia
101
Ras Tafari to 1930
116
Haile Sellassie to 1936
130
Haile Sellassie opening parliament in 1934
135
Haile Sellassie reviewing troops in 1935
141
11
147
Oromo patriot and family
149
The Italian fort at Maji
152
Abandoned Italian tractor in 1961
153
Haile Sellassie to 1973
164
Addis Abeba in 1970
165
Imperial Bodyguards in ceremonial uniforms 1962
168
Haile Sellassie presiding over university graduation 1966
177
Bomb damage Mitsiwa December 1991
215
The imperial palace in Mitsiwa bombed by government planes
216
Triumphal arch in Asmera
217
Eradicating the past in Asmera
218
The New Rulers to 1995
221
16
239
Peace and War to 2000
246
Money to die for
251
Center of Zalembessa when recovered on 26 May 2000
261
EPILOGUE
265
Commemorating the tenth anniversary of independence Asmera 2001
266
GLOSSARY
279
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
285
INDEX
299
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Over de auteur (2002)

Harold G. Marcus (1936-2003) was Professor of History and African Studies at Michigan State University. His books include Haile Sellassie I: The Formative Years, 1892?1936 (California, 1986), Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941?1974: The Politics of Empire (California, 1983) and The Life and Times of Menelik II: Ethiopia 1844?1916 (1975).

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