Anglo-Ethiopian Relations 1869 to 1906: A Study of British Policy in Ethiopia

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Overview

  • Author :K.V. Ram
  • Year of Publication :2009
  • ISBN: :9788180696244
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XV, 262
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: History


About the Book :

This book examines the dynamics of Anglo-Ethiopian relations covering the period from 1869 to 1906. It makes a comprehensive study of the factors that shaped the British policy in Ethiopia such as the British interests in the Red Sea and Egypt, and Ethiopian victory on Egypt and Italy in 1889 and 1896 respectively. The study also throws light on many questions of significance including the problem of underdevelopment in Ethiopia, the nature of foreign aid, neo-colonialism, the nature of relations between advanced and backward countries, and the importance of self-reliance and internal unity to preserve independence and achieve progress.


About Author :

He after obtaining his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees from the University of Mysore, he taught in Ethiopia from 1961 to 1966. A gold medallist in history, he won the Memorial University graduate fellowship and the Izak Killam scholarship respectively in 1966 and 1967. These scholarships enabled him to pursue his research degrees in Canada where he obtained his second M.A. from the Memorial University and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University after extensive archival work in London, Paris and Rome on Ethiopia relations with the European powers. He has held faculty positions in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Makerere University of Uganda and the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has published many articles on Ethiopian History in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, London, The Canadian Journal of African Studies, The Journal of East African History, Nairobi, History in Africa, North Western University, U.S.A. and other academic journals of repute.Also, he has to his credit a book entitled Britain and Ethiopia 1805 to 1868: A Study of British Policy (Concept, 1985).