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The siege of Magdala : the British Empire against the Emperor of Ethiopia

Author: Volker Matthies; Steven Rendall
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the history of the first modern military campaign of the British Empire against an African empire, featuring an international coalition, embedded journalists from all over the world, and an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Matthies; Steven Rendall
ISBN: 9781558765511 1558765514 9781558765528 1558765522
OCLC Number: 746489734
Language Note: Translation of: Unternehmen Magdala.
Notes: "Copyright © 2010 by Ch. Links Verlag GmbH, Berlin, for the German edition, entitled Unternehmen Magdala: Strafexpedition in Äthiopien, by Volker Matthies."--Page iv.
Description: xxiv, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: a curious campaign --
Mysterious Ethiopia --
Tewodros II defies Queen Victoria --
The European hostages --
The British Empire prepares for war --
A harbor city built overnight --
Embedded journalists --
The long march to Magdala --
The Aroge massacre --
The assault on the fortress --
The looting of Ethiopian cultural treasures --
Orderly withdrawal --
The victors' triumphal return to England --
Balance sheet: military intervention without colonial occupation.
Other Titles: Unternehmen Magdala.
Responsibility: Volker Matthies ; translated from German by Steven Rendall.
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