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Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa – Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800

Richard J. Reid


This book offers a historical analysis of violent conflict in north-east Africa through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book deals with a broad corridor of conflict incorporating the Ethiopian and Eritrean highlands and their escarpment and lowland peripheries, stretching between the modern Eritrean Red Sea coast and the southern and eastern borderlands of present-day Ethiopia. Sudanese and Somali frontiers are also examined insofar as they can be related to ethnic, political and religious conflict, and the violent state- and empire-building processes which have defined the region ... More

Keywords: frontiers, warfare, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, imperialism, nationalism, revolution

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard J. Reid, author
Reader in the History of Africa, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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