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Eritrea
     

Eritrea

by Randall Fegley
 
When it gained official independence in May 1993, Eritrea became Africa's youngest nation. Its past has made it distinct from its neighbours, Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti, yet it is intertwined with them culturally, politically and economically. In spite of limited physical resources and a harsh climate, the country has seen periods of importance due to its prime

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When it gained official independence in May 1993, Eritrea became Africa's youngest nation. Its past has made it distinct from its neighbours, Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti, yet it is intertwined with them culturally, politically and economically. In spite of limited physical resources and a harsh climate, the country has seen periods of importance due to its prime location for commerce. This volume covers a wide range of subjects.

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Booknews
Independent again as of May 1993, the wedge-shaped African territory on the shore of the Red Sea has been a crux of trade and a temptation to conquerors for its 3.000-year recorded history. Here over 300 information sources are described and evaluated. They were selected for their importance, authority, variety, and accessibility; most are in English but a sampling of the voluminous Italian texts is also included. The arrangement is primarily by such topics as flora and fauna, history, religion, politics, women, literature, and coins and stamps; genre sections include travel guides and accounts, biographies, mass media, references and journals, and bibliographies. Includes a substantial introduction and a map. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851092451
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
World Bibliographical Series
Pages:
188

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