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by Harold G. Marcus

In this readable and concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. Based on a thorough reading of post-World War II scholarship, Marcus demonstrates that there is more to Ethiopia's existence than the ambitions of any one group. While Ethiopia has from time to time separated into component parts, it has never disappeared as an idea and has always reappeared in fact. Marcus concludes that now, as in the past, geography, economics, and culture will, in the end, prevail in uniting Ethiopia's diverse peoples against the forces of ethnic and religious factionalization.
Download A History of Ethiopia epub
ISBN: 0520081218
ISBN13: 978-0520081215
Category: History
Subcategory: Africa
Author: Harold G. Marcus
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press (September 30, 1994)
Pages: 277 pages
ePUB size: 1783 kb
FB2 size: 1676 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 402
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Marcus' "A History of Ethiopia" is a great overview of Ethiopia's history. It is focused more on the modern era, especially the 20th century. It does get confusing occasionally while reading due to some Ethiopians have very similar names to others, as well as Marcus' use of the nobility's titles, which can add to the confusion. Overall I loved the book, and would highly recommend it to those wanting an introduction and overview of Ethiopian history. I also recommend Marcus' other books, especially his biography of Haile Selassie.
This is a thorough and excellent history although I do wish it had spent more time on the early Golden age rather than skipping through the good times. I wish the maps had been throughout the book rather than in the back but with a book like this you can't be picky. Once you are familiarized with the names (which some may already be,) it is an excellent overview, with an emphasis on the recent centuries. It is hard to find a cheap and thorough history of Ethiopia and this was well worth it.
I think is a very comprehensive description of Ethiopia and include allkind of details abou economy, social movements, etnicity, colonial tensions and religius aspects.
good history
Very concise review of ethiopian history which should be read every person who wants to know about ethiopian history or students of african ethiopian history
Read by me and some of my grandchildren. We have a new member of our family from Ethiopia.The author is Harold G. Marcus. I'm keeping it in my library.
Hilarious when a historian tells us what humans did in Ethiopia hundreds of thousands of years ago without any footnotes, citations, or even an admission that it is theoretical. Is this prehistoric record based on cave drawings, paleography, prehistoric newspapers, or the theories of so-and-so from Thisorthat University? The book contains a chapter by chapter bibliography at the end which may satisfy some readers, but it did not suffice for me.