- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-9-1984-6996-7
- Pages: 312
- Price: £35.00
- Published Date: April 2021
- Series: Lund University Press
Colonial powers and Ethiopian frontiers 1880-1884 is the fourth volume of Acta Aethiopica, a series that presents original Ethiopian documents of nineteenth-century Ethiopian history with English translations and scholarly notes. The documents have been collected from dozens of archives in Africa and Europe to recover and present the Ethiopian voice in the history of Ethiopia in the nineteenth century. The present book, the first Acta Aethiopica volume to appear from Lund University Press, deals with how Ethiopian rulers related to colonial powers in their attempts to open Ethiopia for trade and technological development while preserving the integrity and independence of their country. In addition to the correspondence and treatises with the rulers and representatives of Italy, Egypt and Great Britain, the volume also presents letters dealing with ecclesiastical issues, including the Ethiopian community in Jerusalem.
An electronic version of this book is available under a creative commons licence: www.manchesteropenhive.com/view/9789198469974/9789198469974.xml
'Colonial powers and Ethiopian frontiers represents the entirely successful continuation of an important project. Like its predecessors, it will be welcomed and closely studied by researchers, teachers, and students of Ethiopian history.'
Jacob Wiebel, The Journal of African History
Note on orthography
List of the documents
Sven Rubenson was Professor of History at Addis Ababa University
Amsalu Aklilu was Professor of Ethiopian Languages at Addis Ababa University
Shiferaw Bekele is Professor of History at Addis Ababa University
Samuel Rubenson is Professor of Church History at Lund University