Cambridge Core – African History – A History of Modern Ethiopia, – by Bahru Zewde. A History of Modern Ethiopia – by BAHRU ZEWDE Oxford: James Currey; Athens, OH: Ohio University Press and Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 31, , Ferede Wuhibegezer and others published Bahru Zewde (). A History of Modern Ethiopia.

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A history of modern Ethiopia, 1855-1991

Of importance to historians, political scientists, journalists, and Africanists alike, Bahru’s A History of Modern Ethiopianow with additional material taking it up to the last decade, will be the preeminent overview of present-day Ethiopia.

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The first chapter discusses the popular but complex term “modernization” and arrives at a working definition of it. Berhanena Selam, the Amharic weekly of the s and 30s for which he prepared an index, served as an informal organ of the reformist intellectuals in question.

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Tewodros, Yohannes, Menilek and Hayla Sellase, whose reigns, as the author presents them, form an historical continuum. Bahru Zewde has updated the first edition, adding a new chapter and taking the history through to Ohio U Press; Ethiopia: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Reviews of the first edition Bahru’s work is the first history of modern Ethiopia to be written by an Ethiopian, and thus provides a new perspective. Outside observers found it difficult to evaluate the highly polarized official statements and proclamations issued by the two governments in conflict. Development economists and policy makers often work on the assumption that property rights evolve from collective to more specified systems. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Though later imprisoned for several years by Ethiopia’s post-imperial regime he does not see the Hayla Sellase era, through which he lived as bqhru student, with rosy spectacles. Required reading for practitioners, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The relatively rare photos clustered together at the beginning of the book are excellent and show a discerning selection. See all 4 reviews.

As professor at Addis Ababa University’s History Department, his familiarity with the undergraduate theses of zewxe History majors over the years enabled him to consult them closely. Yet, the book is not as large as its subject matter warrants.

Yet it is important to understand this ancient and often splintered country in its own right. If that indeed were the case, it is regrettable.

Don’t have a Kindle? The result is a remarkable work of synthesis on a subject which had not been treated earlier in an integrated and holistic fashion. The Real Facts about Ethiopia.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Please try again later. Both through his academic formation preparation of an index of Berhanena Selam as an undergraduateand through his career directorship of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, generous academic visits and fellowships in foreign universities, chairmanship of the History Department of Addis Ababa Universitythe author has been well-positioned to pursue the topic in relative ease.

The war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, which began in Maytook the world by surprise. In A History of Modern EthiopiaBahru Zewde, one of Ethiopia’s leading historians, provides a compact and comprehensive history of his country, particularly the last two centuries.


A History of Modern Ethiopia, The work encompasses the lives of Ethiopia’s four last, and most important, monarchs: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. It packs a wealth of knowledge about a vast section of modern Ethiopian history into a medium sized book.

The book arrived at the right time, so I am happy with this purchase. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Property rights matter because they affect political development and economic growth. The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There are moreover interesting discussions of how events in one part of the region influenced the situation in others The author groups them according to how and where they got exposed to the modern world: Get to Know Us.

It is heartening to learn from the discussions in the book and from the bibliography that some of the major characters like Hakim Worqeneh, Bejirond Tekle Hawaryat, and Kantiba Gabru kept diaries or wrote their autobiographies, and that these or their copies are deposited at the Library of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies or some other local library. In short, it is a model of its kind. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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