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The Empire of Haile Selassie, c.1900–74

Richard J. Reid

in Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211883
eISBN:
9780191725135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211883.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter offers an examination of the imperial order created by Menelik and maintained for more than half a century by Haile Selassie. As in the nineteenth century, this was an empire defined by ... More


Ogaden: “Socialist” Neighbors at War

Gebru Tareke

in The Ethiopian Revolution: War in the Horn of Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141634
eISBN:
9780300156157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141634.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In mid-1977, the Democratic Republic of Somalia invaded Ethiopia in order to annex the Ogaden, a territory that it had coveted since the 1960s on ethnic and cultural grounds. The invasion, seen as a ... More


Nuruddin Farah, Maps

Annabel Patterson

in The International Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Nuruddin Farah's 1986 novel Maps, which tells the story of an orphan born in the disputed African region of Ogaden. Ogaden is the subject of a territorial conflict ... More


Pastoral Affairs

Peter Gill

in Famine and Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569847
eISBN:
9780191808609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569847.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the aid efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Medécins San Frontières (MSF) during the onset of conflict of Ethiopia and Eritrea and the revolution ... More


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