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The Battle of Adwa : African victory in the age of empire

Author: Raymond Anthony Jonas
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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In 1896 a massive Ethiopian army routed an invading Italian force and brought Italy’s conquest of Africa to an end. In defending its independence, Ethiopia cast doubt on the assumption that all Africans would fall under the rule of Europeans, and opened a breach that would lead to the continent’s painful struggle for freedom from colonial rule.
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Jonas, Raymond Anthony.
Battle of Adwa.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011014346
(OCoLC)709670303
Named Person: Menelik, Negus of Ethiopia; Taitu, Empress consort of Menelik II Negus of Ethiopia; Taitu, Empress consort of Menelik II Negus of Ethiopia; Menelik, Negus of Ethiopia; Taitu, Empress consort of Menelik II Negus of Ethiopia
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Anthony Jonas
ISBN: 0674062795 9780674062795
OCLC Number: 768411324
Description: 1 online resource (x, 413 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. The road to Adwa --
Courtly ambitions --
Listing toward Adwa --
Italy in Africa --
The price of liberty --
Black in service of white --
Africa in Italy --
"Something humiliating for my kingdom" --
pt. 2. The battle --
Menelik's march --
Amba Alage --
Stalled at Sauria --
Baratieri chooses --
Armies meet --
The center crumbles --
pt. 3. Aftermaths --
Despair, panic, pursuit --
The harvest --
The long march --
Sons and lovers and accidental anthropologists --
Menelik abroad --
Reckonings --
Rescues --
Passings.
Responsibility: Raymond Jonas.
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