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A History of Ethiopia / Edition 1

A History of Ethiopia / Edition 1

by Harold G. Marcus


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A History of Ethiopia / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780520224797
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/22/2002
Edition description: First Edition, Updated Edition
Pages: 335
Sales rank: 822,572
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

List of Photographs
Preface to the 1994 Edition
1. Beginnings, to 1270
2. The Golden Age of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 1500
3. The Decline of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 1796
4. Political and Economic Transformations, to 1855
5. Imperial Resurrection, to 1877
6. Imperial Consolidation, to 1889
7. The Defeat of European Imperialism, to 1897
8. Menilek's State, to 1916
9. Ras Tafari, to 1930
10. Haile Sellassie, to 1936
11. Haile Sellassie, to 1955
12. Haile Sellassie, to 1973
13. The Revolution, to 1977
14. The Failure of the Revolution, to 1991
15. The New Rulers, to 1995
16. Peace and War, to 2000
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A History of Ethiopia 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Missing too much important details in the whole history of ethiopia and too dry to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a complete text book for all generation. My wish is this book circulate in Ethiopia Schools in any way. I'm Ethiopian, i'll use this book as a reference. Thank you, Mr.Harold please keep Writing.