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The Oromo and the Historical Process of Islamisation in Ethiopia

Marco Demichelis

in Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417129
eISBN:
9781474434980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417129.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The historical interaction between Islam and Christianity in the Horn of Africa is profoundly connected with the region’s specific historical, linguistic and cultural characteristics. While the ... More


Interpreting the Region

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/9780199211883.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The purpose of this chapter, which is intended to establish the geographical, historiographical, and conceptual framework of the work, is three-fold. First, there is an explanation of the physicality ... More


The Shadows of Antiquity

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/9780199211883.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter provides the deeper history of the region, and highlights the region's thematic continuity and coherence over la longue durée. There is an examination of Axum, the Zagwes, and the ... More


States of Violence, to c.1870

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/9780199211883.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter seeks to explain the significance and nature of the violence—known as the zemene mesafint—which convulses the region from the Eritrean highland plateau (the kebessa) and adjacent ... More


Borderlands, Militarism, and the Making of Empire

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/9780199211883.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The chief themes of this chapter are the increasing importance of Tigray, in large part owing to the growing significance of Red Sea trade; the critical importance of two key frontier zones in the ... More


Revolution, ‘Liberation’, and Militant Identity, 1974–91

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/9780199211883.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The key purpose of this chapter is to examine the nature and impact of the Derg regime under Mengistu Haile Mariam between the mid-1970s and 1991, and the eruption of a series of revolts and the ... More


New States, Old Wars: Violence, Frontier, and Destiny in the Modern Era

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/9780199211883.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter places emphasis on the legacy of violent liberation war in both Ethiopia and Eritrea since the early 1990s. The chapter is concerned with the institutionalization of violence in the ... More


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