A History of Ethiopia

A History of Ethiopia

by Harold G. Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520202473

ISBN-13: 9780520202474

Pub. Date: 10/30/1995

Publisher: University of California Press

In this readable and concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. Based on a thorough reading of post-World War II scholarship, Marcus demonstrates that there is more to Ethiopia's existence than the ambitions of any one group. While Ethiopia has from time to time separated into component…  See more details below

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In this readable and concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. Based on a thorough reading of post-World War II scholarship, Marcus demonstrates that there is more to Ethiopia's existence than the ambitions of any one group. While Ethiopia has from time to time separated into component parts, it has never disappeared as an idea and has always reappeared in fact. Marcus concludes that now, as in the past, geography, economics, and culture will, in the end, prevail in uniting Ethiopia's diverse peoples against the forces of ethnic and religious factionalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520202474
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/30/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Photographs
Preface
Preface to the 1994 Edition
1Beginnings, to 12701
2The Golden Age of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 150017
3The Decline of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 179630
4Political and Economic Transformations, to 185548
5Imperial Resurrection, to 187763
6Imperial Consolidation, to 188977
7The Defeat of European Imperialism, to 189791
8Menilek's State, to 1916104
9Ras Tafari, to 1930116
10Haile Sellassie, to 1936130
11Haile Sellassie, to 1955147
12Haile Sellassie, to 1973164
13The Revolution, to 1977181
14The Failure of the Revolution, to 1991202
15The New Rulers, to 1995221
16Peace and War, to 2000246
Epilogue265
Maps269
Glossary279
Select Bibliography285
Index299

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