People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The empire of Ethiopia had its origin in the centuries before and after the birth of Christ, at Aksum in the north, as a result of Semitic immigration from South Arabia. The immigrants imposed their language and culture on a basic Hamitic stock. Ethiopia’s subsequent history is one of sporadic expansion southwards and eastwards. Modern Ethiopia dates from the reign of the Emperor Theodore (1855–68).


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Further Reading

  1. Clapham, C., Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia. CUP, 1988Google Scholar
  2. Halliday, F. and Molyneaux, M., The Ethiopian Revolution. London, 1981Google Scholar
  3. Hancock, G., Ethiopia: The Challenge of Hunger. London, 1985Google Scholar
  4. Keller, E. J. Revolutionary Ethiopia: From Empire to People’s Republic. Indiana Univ. Press, 1989Google Scholar
  5. Monro-Hay, S. and Pankhurst, R., Ethiopia: [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1991Google Scholar
  6. Pool, D., Eritrea: Africa’ s Longest War. London, 1982Google Scholar
  7. Schwab, P., Ethiopia: Politics. Economics and Society. Boulder, 1985.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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  • Brian Hunter

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