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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


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