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Integration and Peace in East Africa

A History of the Oromo Nation

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 1-12
  3. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 13-33
  4. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 35-59
  5. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 61-89
  6. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 91-125
  7. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 127-167
  8. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 169-191
  9. Tsega Etefa
    Pages 193-197
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 199-263

About this book


This book analyzes the development of indigenous religious, commercial, and political institutions among the Oromo mainly during the relatively peaceful two centuries in its history, from 1704 to 1882. The largest ethnic group in East Africa, the Oromo promoted peace, cultural assimilation, and ethnic integration.


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About the authors

TSEGA ETEFA Assistant Professor of History at Colgate University, USA. He received his PhD from Hamburg University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integration and Peace in East Africa
  • Book Subtitle A History of the Oromo Nation
  • Authors T. Etefa
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-11774-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-29788-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-09163-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 263
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics African History
    Cultural History
    Modern History
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'Occasionally, an inspiring book emerges that captures our imagination through the richness of its sources, the depth of its analysis, the freshness of its interpretation, and so eloquently expressing the unique role the Oromo population played in the history of Eastern Africa. Such is Dr. Tsega Etefa's Integration and Peace in East Africa: A History of the Oromo Nation. The publication of this book will enrich, expand, and widen our understanding of the dynamic role the Oromo nation played in Eastern Africa, which hitherto has been neglected in the literature on Ethiopia and Kenya. This is an invaluable book on Oromo history and will remain in demand for years to come.' Mohammed Hassen, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgia State University