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Pioneers of change in Ethiopia : the reformist intellectuals of the early twentieth century

Author: Bahru Zewde.
Publisher: Oxford : J. Currey ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press ; Addis Ababa : Addis Ababa University, 2002.
Series: Eastern African studies (London, England)
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"Bahru Zewde, one of the foremost historians of modern Ethiopia, has constructed a collective biography of a remarkable group of men and women in a formative period of their country's history. He traces their influence on the articulation and resolution of such central political issues as 'the national question', and the legacy of these reformist intellectuals on the revolutionary intellectuals of the 1960s and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Bahru Zewde.
Pioneers of change in Ethiopia.
Oxford : J. Currey ; Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press ; Addis Ababa : Addis Ababa University, 2002
(OCoLC)654341356
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bahru Zewde.
ISBN: 0821414453 9780821414453 0821414461 9780821414460 0852554532 9780852554531 0852554524 9780852554524
OCLC Number: 50004835
Language Note: In English with some Amharic.
Description: xii, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Modernization & the Role of Intellectuals --
The concept of modernization --
East meets West --
Ethiopian antecedents --
The Expansion of Modern Education --
The First Generation --
The children of fortune --
The proteges of Emperor Menilek & Ras Makonnen --
The self-educated --
The graduates of Menilek II School --
The Second Generation --
The Middle Eastern transit --
The French-educated --
The Italian-educated --
The British-educated --
The American-educated --
The Catholic group --
Independence, Efficiency & Equity --
General perceptions --
Foreigners & foreign powers --
Political economy --
Administrative efficiency --
Social justice --
The Expansion of Knowledge --
Education --
History & historiography --
Language & literature --
Social & Political Impact --
The intellectuals & the rulers --
Administrative positions --
Legislative measures --
Interpreters & envoys --
Public dissemination of ideas --
Corporate identity --
The war.
Series Title: Eastern African studies (London, England)
Responsibility: Bahru Zewde.
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"Bahru Zewde, one of the foremost historians of modern Ethiopia, has constructed a collective biography of a remarkable group of men and women in a formative period of their country's history. He traces their influence on the articulation and resolution of such central political issues as 'the national question', and the legacy of these reformist intellectuals on the revolutionary intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It is a unique contribution to the intellectual history of both modern Ethiopia and modern Africa."--BOOK JACKET.

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