A History of Ethiopia

A History of Ethiopia

By: Harold G. Marcus (author)Paperback

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In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detailing the development and implications of Ethiopia as a Federal state and the war with Eritrea.

About Author

Harold G. Marcus (1936-2003) was Professor of History and African Studies at Michigan State University. His books include Haile Sellassie I: The Formative Years, 1892--1936 (California, 1986), Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941--1974: The Politics of Empire (California, 1983) and The Life and Times of Menelik II: Ethiopia 1844--1916 (1975).


List of Photographs Preface Preface to the 1994 Edition 1. Beginnings, to 1270 2. The Golden Age of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 1500 3. The Decline of the Solomonic Dynasty, to 1796 4. Political and Economic Transformations, to 1855 5. Imperial Resurrection, to 1877 6. Imperial Consolidation, to 1889 7. The Defeat of European Imperialism, to 1897 8. Menilek's State, to 1916 9. Ras Tafari, to 1930 10. Haile Sellassie, to 1936 11. Haile Sellassie, to 1955 12. Haile Sellassie, to 1973 13. The Revolution, to 1977 14. The Failure of the Revolution, to 1991 15. The New Rulers, to 1995 16. Peace and War, to 2000 Epilogue Maps Glossary Select Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780520224797
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 335
  • ID: 9780520224797
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 0520224795

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