A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and

A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and

A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and Revised Edition [Epub] ➛ A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and Revised Edition ➜ Bahru Zewde – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Bahru Zewde has updated the first edition, adding a new chapter and taking the history through to The new chapter enhances the value of the book as the best historical introduction to modern Ethiopia Bahru Zewde has updated the of Modern PDF/EPUB Â first edition, adding a new chapter and taking the history through toThe new chapter enhances the value of the book as the best historical introduction to modern Ethiopia The account of the Revolution, contained inpages, is nuanced A History PDF or and worthy of attention in its own right In short, the updating of an already indispensable book Donald Crummey in JOURNAL OF MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES North America Ohio U Press Ethiopia Addis Ababa U Press.


10 thoughts on “A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and Revised Edition

  1. J Dunn J Dunn says:

    This book isof a political and economic history of Ethiopia as opposed to a general history but does describe the major events in fairly good detail for an introductory book.


  2. N.W. Martin N.W. Martin says:

    Dry, but informative Zewde isn t a very good writer, though he is a very good analyst Overall, a great way to learn modern Ethiopian history.


  3. Joseph Joseph says:

    The author is a fantastic analyst though as others have noted not the strongest of writers I learned a lt from his book that Italy proposed post World War I that it get French and British Somaliland to add to Italian Somaliland A proposal which would have been a huge step toward a united Somalia I also learned during this period the British dreamed of Dam on Lake Tana shades of the contemporary mining project More shockingly is the politics between Mussolini, Haile Selassie, and the UK i The author is a fantastic analyst though as others have noted not the strongest of writers I learned a lt from his book that Italy proposed post World War I that it get French and British Somaliland to add to Italian Somaliland A proposal which would have been a huge step toward a united Somalia I also learned during this period the British dreamed of Dam on Lake Tana shades of the contemporary mining project More shockingly is the politics between Mussolini, Haile Selassie, and the UK in the post 1919 period Mussolini dropped his opposition to Ethiopia in the League of Nations because he knew the UK opposed Ethiopia in the LoN evenEven worse was in the 1925 there were letters between Mussolini and the British ambassador effectively dividing Ethiopia between them a violation of the LoN s spirit In the 1920s, there were chants of Viva Ras Tefari with Haile Selassie visited Italy in the 1920s There were discussions were made about selling Ethiopia the port of Assab but, the Ethiopians thought the price was too high A calculation that though little remembered would have a profound impact on the future of the Horn of Africa The author mentions the Japanist faction in Ethiopia in the Pre WWII period but, it was stronger than he suggests Ethiopian modelled its constitution on Japan s and there were even reportedly some schemes for intermarriage between the two empires During World War II Japan sent a shipment of tires to help Italian East African forces under the Duke of Aosta though they were apparently the wrong size Not enough attention is also spent on the crimes of Ethiopia s brutal communist regime which claimed the lives of over a million people and whose perpetrators are living unpunished around the globe I also found interesting an the author makes the claim several times that the Mahdist Sudan was will into concede some territory to Christian Ethiopia in order to limit European influence A thesis that significantly degrades the view of the Mahdi as a proto islamist


  4. Ashenafi Nebro Ashenafi Nebro says:

    This book helped me know some of the basic facts of Ethiopian history Besides it made me appreciate the vast, rich culture as well as the the complex cultural, political and religious interrelations It is not an easy read But must be read by any one who wishes to have a solid knowledge base on the general history of Ethiopia.


  5. Bobbettylou Bobbettylou says:

    Thorough and scholarly yet readable Would be ofvaluable for the non Amharic reader if it had aextensive glossary of foreign words.


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10 thoughts on “A History of Modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991: Updated and Revised Edition

  1. J Dunn J Dunn says:

    This book isof a political and economic history of Ethiopia as opposed to a general history but does describe the major events in fairly good detail for an introductory book.

  2. N.W. Martin N.W. Martin says:

    Dry, but informative Zewde isn t a very good writer, though he is a very good analyst Overall, a great way to learn modern Ethiopian history.

  3. Joseph Joseph says:

    The author is a fantastic analyst though as others have noted not the strongest of writers I learned a lt from his book that Italy proposed post World War I that it get French and British Somaliland to add to Italian Somaliland A proposal which would have been a huge step toward a united Somalia I also learned during this period the British dreamed of Dam on Lake Tana shades of the contemporary mining project More shockingly is the politics between Mussolini, Haile Selassie, and the UK i The author is a fantastic analyst though as others have noted not the strongest of writers I learned a lt from his book that Italy proposed post World War I that it get French and British Somaliland to add to Italian Somaliland A proposal which would have been a huge step toward a united Somalia I also learned during this period the British dreamed of Dam on Lake Tana shades of the contemporary mining project More shockingly is the politics between Mussolini, Haile Selassie, and the UK in the post 1919 period Mussolini dropped his opposition to Ethiopia in the League of Nations because he knew the UK opposed Ethiopia in the LoN evenEven worse was in the 1925 there were letters between Mussolini and the British ambassador effectively dividing Ethiopia between them a violation of the LoN s spirit In the 1920s, there were chants of Viva Ras Tefari with Haile Selassie visited Italy in the 1920s There were discussions were made about selling Ethiopia the port of Assab but, the Ethiopians thought the price was too high A calculation that though little remembered would have a profound impact on the future of the Horn of Africa The author mentions the Japanist faction in Ethiopia in the Pre WWII period but, it was stronger than he suggests Ethiopian modelled its constitution on Japan s and there were even reportedly some schemes for intermarriage between the two empires During World War II Japan sent a shipment of tires to help Italian East African forces under the Duke of Aosta though they were apparently the wrong size Not enough attention is also spent on the crimes of Ethiopia s brutal communist regime which claimed the lives of over a million people and whose perpetrators are living unpunished around the globe I also found interesting an the author makes the claim several times that the Mahdist Sudan was will into concede some territory to Christian Ethiopia in order to limit European influence A thesis that significantly degrades the view of the Mahdi as a proto islamist

  4. Ashenafi Nebro Ashenafi Nebro says:

    This book helped me know some of the basic facts of Ethiopian history Besides it made me appreciate the vast, rich culture as well as the the complex cultural, political and religious interrelations It is not an easy read But must be read by any one who wishes to have a solid knowledge base on the general history of Ethiopia.

  5. Bobbettylou Bobbettylou says:

    Thorough and scholarly yet readable Would be ofvaluable for the non Amharic reader if it had aextensive glossary of foreign words.

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