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Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia


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In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire. Italy's eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonies. Most ofthe continent had already been carved up between the Great Powers but Italy succeeded in securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, a vassal of the Emperor of Ethiopia. Trade and other links were established withthe Ethiopian empire but quarrels regarding the interpretation of a particular clause led to Ethiopian support for uprisings in Eritrea. Italian troops entered northern Ethiopia and captured Adowa, the capital of theTigray province. Full-scale war broke out and this new Osprey title tracks every development in the battle and the men who fought in it.

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Osprey Publishing
History : Modern - 19th Century
Ruggeri, Raffaele
McLachlan, Sean
History : Military - General
History : Reference
Publication Date:
September 2011

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» History and Social Science » Military » General History
» History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
» History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
» History and Social Science » World History » Africa
» History and Social Science » World History » Italy

Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia
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