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The Battle of Adwa: Reflections on Ethiopia's Historic Victory Against European Colonialism.


The battle of Adwa; reflections on Ethiopia's historic victory against European colonialism.

Ed. by Paulos Milkias and Getachew Metaferia.

Algora Publishing


320 pages




The historic victory of Ethiopia under Menelik over Italian invaders at the 1896 Battle of Adwa ended Italy's self-proclaimed "protectorate" over Ethiopia, even if the Italians remained in Eritrea. The nine chapters presented here by Milkias (humanities and political science, Marianopolis College/Concordia U., Canada) and Metaferia (political science and international studies, Morgan State U., US) explore the historical and present-day significance of this defeat for European colonialism. Topics include continuities and discontinuities in King Menelik's foreign policy, humanitarian considerations in the aftermath of the Wuchale Treaty negotiated between Ethiopia and Italy, the role of Ethiopia in the Pan-African movement, British colonial reactions to the Battle of Adwa, and the application of critical theory to the analysis of Adwa.

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