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The History of Ethiopia (Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

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This engaging and informative historical narrative provides an excellent introduction to the history of Ethiopia from the classical era through the modern age. The acute historical analysis contained in this volume allows readers to critically interrogate shifting global power configurations from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth century, and the related implications in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region. Adejumobi identifies a second wave of globalization, beginning in the nineteenth century, which laid the foundation for a highly textured Ethiopian Afromodern twentieth century. The book explores Ethiopia's efforts at charting an independent course in the face of imperialism, World War II, the Cold War and international economic reforms with a focus on the gap between the state's modernization reforms and the citizenry's aspirations of modernity. The book focuses on Ethiopians' efforts to balance challenges related to social, political and economic reforms with a renaissance in the arts, theater, Orthodox Coptic Christianity, Islam and ancient ethnic identities.

The History of Ethiopia paints a vivid picture of a dynamic and compelling country and region for students, scholars, and general readers seeking to grasp twenty-first century global relations. The work also provides a timeline of events in Ethiopian history, brief biographies of key figures, and a bibliographic essay.

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Adejumobi (history, Seattle U.) describes the history of Ethiopia for students and lay readers, devoting a large section to contemporary issues. The book includes an introductory overview of the country's geography, political institutions, economic structure, and culture. It explores shifting global and local power configurations from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth and related implications in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region, in addition to how the country sustained resources while involved with international, regional, and local politics. The country's independence, and social, political, and economic reforms are also discussed. Biographical sketches of important individuals are included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This up-to-date historical narrative traces Ethiopia's history from antiquity to the present day.

Synopsis:

This engaging and informative historical narrative provides an excellent introduction to the history of Ethiopia from the classical era through the modern age. The acute historical analysis contained in this volume allows readers to move beyond popular academic traditions that treat the emergence of African states as an epilogue in the history of the modern world, and allows them to see the recent attempts of major African states to chart their own historical course in the face of powerful domestic and international forces. In addition to clearing away many of the popular misconceptions that persist about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, Adejumobi discusses the shifting global power configurations from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth century, and the related implications in Ethiopia, including domestic hegemonic conflicts, European imperialism, and the impact of the cold war ideologies on politics and territorial configurations in northeast Africa, and in so doing he presents a vivid picture of a dynamic and compelling region.

About the Author

SAHEED A. ADEJUMOBI is Assistant Professor of History with the Global African Studies Program and Department of History at Seattle University. He has written widely on African and African Diaspora intellectual and cultural history and traditions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313322730
Author:
Adejumobi, Saheed A.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Author:
Adejumobi, Saheed
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Africa - East - Ethiopia
Subject:
Ethiopia History.
Subject:
Ethiopia Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.24x6.58x.89 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This up-to-date historical narrative traces Ethiopia's history from antiquity to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , This engaging and informative historical narrative provides an excellent introduction to the history of Ethiopia from the classical era through the modern age. The acute historical analysis contained in this volume allows readers to move beyond popular academic traditions that treat the emergence of African states as an epilogue in the history of the modern world, and allows them to see the recent attempts of major African states to chart their own historical course in the face of powerful domestic and international forces. In addition to clearing away many of the popular misconceptions that persist about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, Adejumobi discusses the shifting global power configurations from the late nineteenth century to the twentieth century, and the related implications in Ethiopia, including domestic hegemonic conflicts, European imperialism, and the impact of the cold war ideologies on politics and territorial configurations in northeast Africa, and in so doing he presents a vivid picture of a dynamic and compelling region.
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