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The Life and Times of Menelik II: Ethiopia 1844-1913
by Harold G. Marcus

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    List Price: $34.95
    Format: Paperback, 298 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781569020104
    Imprint: The Red Sea Press
    Publisher: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
    Parent Company: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press
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    Of all the major African countries only Ethiopia successfully defeated late nineteenth-century European imperialism. To a considerable extent this was due to the political and military genius of Menelik II. This study of the Emperor’s long reign helps to explain Ethiopia’s survival; it also reveals Menelik as the man who earned through programs of expansion and modernization which led tot his creation of the Ethiopia of today. This is the most substantial contribution so far in an inexplicably neglected aspect of African history.