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Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975-1991
     

Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia: The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975-1991

by John Young
 

Almost unnoticed, in the wake of the overthrow of Emperor Haile-Selassie, the coming to power of the military, and the ongoing independence struggle in Eritrea, a band of students launched an insurrection from the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. Calling themselves the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), they built close relations with Tigray's

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Almost unnoticed, in the wake of the overthrow of Emperor Haile-Selassie, the coming to power of the military, and the ongoing independence struggle in Eritrea, a band of students launched an insurrection from the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. Calling themselves the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), they built close relations with Tigray's poverty-stricken peasants and on this basis liberated the province in 1989, and formed an ethnic-based coalition of opposition forces that assumed state power in 1991. This book chronicles that history and focuses in particular on the relationship of the revolutionaries with Ethiopia's peasants.

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"...interesting and stimulating...Peasant Revolution is the first extended and theoretically anchored study that seeks to explore the historical, social, and political forces that led to the birth, growth, and victory of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, and it is a considerable achievement...a significant contribution to peasant studies." International Journal of African Historical Studies

"John Young has done a fine job presenting a most fascinating case." Stephen F. Burgess, Political Science Quarterly

Stephen F. Burgess
John Young has done a fine job presenting a most fascinating case.
Political Science Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521591980
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/04/1997
Series:
African Studies Series , #91
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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