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Overview

Despite advances in modern communication and the proliferation of information, there remain areas of the world about which little is known. One such place is Somalia. The informed public is aware of a political meltdown and consequent chaos there, but few comprehend the causes of this tragic crisis. This new edition covers Somalia's origin, history, culture, and language, as well as current economic and political issues. The alphabetical arrangement of this Dictionary, with a complete chronology, list of acronyms, and in-depth bibliography provide useful information about the country in a convenient format. A vital addition to reference collections supporting undergraduate and graduate programs on Africa and the Middle East, international relations, and economics- a useful fact-filled compendium for government and public libraries, NGO's, and other special libraries
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American Reference Books Annual
Entries are very lengthy, detailed, and readable. Appendixes list all members of government by post from 1956 to 1991, named political factions, and the membership of the 1969 Supreme Revolutionary Council. Perhaps the most valuable adjunct to the dictionary is the lengthy multilingual bibliography, covering general works, politics, history, society, science, and economy and culture. Libraries holding the earlier edition will want to acquire this solid contribution to African studies resources.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Entries are very lengthy, detailed, and readable. Appendixes list all members of government by post from 1956 to 1991, named political factions, and the membership of the 1969 Supreme Revolutionary Council. Perhaps the most valuable adjunct to the dictionary is the lengthy multilingual bibliography, covering general works, politics, history, society, science, and economy and culture. Libraries holding the earlier edition will want to acquire this solid contribution to African studies resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810843448
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: African Historical Dictionary Series , #87
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Mohamed Haji Mukhtar is Professor of African and Middle Eastern History at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Savannah State University. He is the founding member of the Somali Committee for Peace and Reconciliation and an active member of the Somali Studies International Association. He is also the chairman of the Inter-Riverine Studies Association.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Series Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Reader's Notes Chapter 4 Abbreviations and Acronyms Chapter 5 Maps Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 9 Appendix 1: Members of the Government from 1956 to 1991 Chapter 10 Appendix 2: Political Factions Chapter 11 Appendix 3: Members of the Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC), 1969 Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Author
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