The Battle of Adwa: Reflections on Ethiopia's Historic Victory Against European Colonialism

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Paulos Milkias, Getachew Metaferia
Algora Publishing, 2005 - Adwa, Battle of, Adwa, Ethiopia, 1896 - 320 pages
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In the 19th-century "Scramble for Africa," when the Europeans carved up an entire continent for exploitation, Africans won a solitary, shocking, glorious victory at Adwa (Ethiopia). The most celebrated military operation involving the Africans and the Eur.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Reflections on the Battle of Adwa and Its Significance for Today
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The Historic Victory of Ethiopia over European Colonialism
37
Chapter 3 Continuity and Discontinuity in Meneliks Foreign Policy
89
Who Was Civilized and Who Was Savage?
133
A Bulwark against European Colonialism and its Role in the PanAfrican Movement
181
as Illustrated by The Times of London for 1896
217
Chapter 7 Racist Discourse about Ethiopia and Ethiopians before and after the Battle of Adwa
229
Chapter 8 Contemporary Ethiopia in the Context of the Battle of Adwa 1896
239
The Case of Adwa
253
Amharic Version of the Wuchalé Treaty
303
Contributors
309
Bibliography
313
Index
317
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