A history of modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991

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James Currey, 2001 - History - 300 pages
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Bahru Zewde has updated the first edition, adding a new chapter and taking the history through to 1991. 'The new chapter enhances the value of the book as the best historical introduction to modern Ethiopia. The account of the Revolution, contained in 41 pages, is nuanced 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

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

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This book is more of 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. Read full review

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

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Excellent introductory book for those wishing to familarize themselves with the most important themes of Ethiopian history. Dense but informative. Read full review

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Contents

The background
11
The external challenge
23
A new approach to unification
42
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Bahru Zewde is professor of history at the University of Addis Ababa, specialising in modern Ethiopian history and intellectual history.

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